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Send help to those affected by Disaster as a Dispatcher

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American Red Cross

  • 1 person is interested

Imagine being awakened by smoke alarms in the middle of the night. You rush to get your family out to safety now that your home is engulfed in flames. You’re now standing outside of your house in your pajamas in the middle of the night with nowhere to go. Who do you call? The American Red Cross! On the other end of the phone is the Regional Disaster Dispatcher ready to help you during one of the worst days of your life.

The Disaster Dispatcher is a lifeline to temporary assistance during a disaster. The Dispatcher is responsible for dispatching Red Cross volunteers called Disaster Action Team (DAT) members to meet with victims of home fires, and other disasters, to provide temporary relief such as funds for a hotel room, food, and clothing.

Details:

  • Work from the comfort of your own home
  • Required Red Cross training (mix of online and "live" Microsoft Teams sessions)
  • A computer, reliable internet connection, cell phone, and reliable cell coverage.
  • Proficiency with use of computer and phone, often simultaneously
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize action items, and make decisions quickly
  • Ability to interface professionally with clients, partners, and Red Cross volunteers
  • Emotional fortitude to work with clients and volunteers in times of crisis

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About American Red Cross

Location:

209 Fairfield Road, Suite 101, Fairfield, NJ 07004, 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.

Description

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

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Disaster Response
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Critical Thinking
  • Multi-Tasking
  • People Skills

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • A Dispatcher commits to two 4-hour shifts per month. We are willing to work with your schedule if it fits the needs of the program and the organization.

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