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Medical Professionals Urgently Needed to Deploy to National Disasters

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American Red Cross - Wisconsin Region


Experts predict the 2020 hurricane and wildfire seasons may be among the most active we will ever face. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the mission of the American Red Cross continues, as it must, because of amazing volunteers and individuals. Please consider joining us in a temporary volunteer position NOW - and get fully trained - before disasters strike. Most disaster deployments call for a 2-3 week commitment and ability to work multiple shifts on consecutive days. Together, we will be ready when the time comes!

Disaster Health & Mental Health Services Team Members Needed

Calling all licensed health professionals! The Red Cross is looking for volunteers to join our Disaster Mental Health (DMH) Team or Disaster Health Services (DHS) Team and to deploy to national disasters like the wildfires or hurricanes. DMH & DHS volunteers provide compassionate care to victims and fellow Red Cross volunteers following disasters. Whether it is providing coping & recovery tips, supporting health needs, or lending a listening ear, our volunteers help people on what’s often the worst day of their lives. This is a URGENT need - volunteers are needed to deploy to disaster sites ASAP. The Red Cross will provided all training. Please Note:

A current, unencumbered license in at least one of the following professions:

  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
  • Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN)
  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)*
  • Paramedic*
  • Medical Doctor (MD)
  • Doctor of Osteopathy (DO)
  • Physician Assistant (PA)
  • Nurse Practitioner (NP)
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN)
  • Social worker
  • Psychologist
  • Professional counselor
  • Marriage and family therapist
  • Current school psychologists and school counselors
  • Current psychiatric nurses
  • Retired mental health professionals

***Must submit a volunteer application at www.redcross.org/volunteer

Contact Sarah at sarah.luth@redcross.org or (608) 347-8791

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About American Red Cross - Wisconsin Region


4860 Sheboygan Avenue, Madison, WI 53705, 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 its 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.

Disaster Relief
Emergency & Safety
Health & Medicine


We'll work with your schedule.


2927 Losey Blvd S, La CrosseLa Crosse, WI 54601



  • Mental Health
  • Nursing
  • Physician Assistant
  • Counseling / Mental Health
  • Healthcare
  • Psychology




  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 14 day deployments
  • Must submit a volunteer application at www.redcross.org/volunteer

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