Join Red Cross’ upcoming High-Country Disaster Virtual Volunteer Fair on Wednesday, 10/28 from 12-1 pm to learn how to help your neighbors and community in times of need!
Last year, Red Cross disaster volunteers responded to over 100 home fires in the High-Country area. Before the busy winter home fire season, Red Cross is seeking 39 additional disaster volunteers to join the team in Alexander, Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Burke, Caldwell, Watauga, and Wilkes counties.
Volunteers are needed to join their local Disaster Action Team to respond to disasters including home fires to provide comfort, hope, and resources to those impacted, and to assist virtually as a Disaster Casework Volunteer to help individuals and families recover after a disaster.
The virtual session will include:
An Overview of Red Cross
Disaster Response in the High-Country Area
Disaster Volunteer Opportunities
How to Get Started as a Volunteer
RSVP required by 10/27. RSVP by visiting: tinyurl.com/HighCountryRSVP
Participants can join the session via computer or phone. Instructions to join the session will shared after you RSVP.
Must be 18 +
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Complete online training
Note: Due to COVID-19, Disaster Action Team procedures have been modified to include enhanced precautions and provide mostly virtual support to ensure the safety of our volunteers.
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.
Volunteers carry out 90% of the humanitarian work of the American Red Cross to support its mission to prevent and alleviate human suffering. There are many ways you can volunteer in your local community, and we are always looking for people with various backgrounds, talents and skill levels . We have diverse volunteer opportunities in Blood Services, Disaster Services, Service to the Armed Forces, Communications, and Volunteer Services.