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American Red Cross - Western Missouri Region



Experts predict above-normal hurricane season; season runs June-November.

Expectations 13-19 named storms, 6-10 hurricanes, and 3-6 major hurricanes. The Shelter Service Supervisor is a temporary position assigned to work in person in a Red Cross shelter.


  • Work in person at a Red Cross mass care shelter before, during and/or after a disaster
  • Support day-to-day activities in reception, registration, feeding, dormitory, information collection, etc.
  • Provide compassionate customer service while observing all safety protocols in a COVID environment
  • Supervisors (with prior related experience) direct team of assigned workers, providing guidance and support.
  • Must be 18 years or older


  • Ability to build effective relationships with co-workers and shelter residents
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Physical ability to stand and/or walk for extended periods, including climbing stairs and can lift/transport supplies up to 20 pounds multiple times per shift
  • Completion of volunteer application (including background checks) and self-paced online training


  • Immediate availability to leave within 24 hours
    • 14-day deployment
    • Red Cross covers flights and expense of one checked bag; must be able to carry everything you pack!
    • Provided Mission Card (personal charge card) to cover approved expenses
  • Deployment arrival: "in process" with Staff Services
    • Lodging: No roommates (practicing social distancing) but expect to change rooms often and/or stay at shelter
    • Focus on client; be kind, flexible, and proactive; offer and ask for help; take care of yourself and each other
  • ALWAYS represent Red Cross professionally

How to get started

  • Complete the online application at www.redcross.org/volunteertoday

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About American Red Cross - Western Missouri Region


211 W. Armour Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64111, US

Mission Statement

The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.


Every single day, the American Red Cross helps people in emergencies. Whether itメs one displaced family, thousands of disaster victims, or providing care and comfort to an ill or injured service member or veteran or support to a military family member, our vital work is made possible by people like you. It is through the time and care of ordinary people that we can do extraordinary things.

Crisis Support
Disaster Relief


We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


  • Disaster Cleanup
  • Disaster Relief Care & Shelters
  • Disaster Response




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18

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