4 people are interested
Des Moines area: Need volunteers to respond to disasters and dispatch volunteers
ORGANIZATION: American Red Cross of Nebraska-Iowa Region
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4 people are interested
Be a critical part of the disaster response team right from your home!
Use your phone and computer skills to expertly navigate a disaster assessment and dispatch the team who will respond. Additionally work alongside the Red Cross Disaster Team's leaders to build out the Disaster Duty Officer role by training more volunteers to help with dispatch duties.
In this critical virtual role you will help ensure resources are available to provide support to clients and families. Build on your knowledge of how our Disaster Health Services, Mental Health, Spiritual Care, and Public Affairs teams function to assist those affected by disasters.
Receive calls from local fire departments/emergency management and dispatch Red Cross disaster responders to the scene.
*Volunteer from the comfort of your own home*
-Minimum 4 on-call shifts per month
-Reliable access to phone, computer, and internet when on-call
To get started, visit: www.redcross.org/volunteer & submit your volunteer application.
About American Red Cross of Nebraska-Iowa Region
2912 S 80th Ave, Omaha, NE 68124, 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. Vision Statement The American Red Cross, through its strong network of volunteers, donors and partners, is always there in times of need. We aspire to turn compassion into action so that... ...all people affected by disaster across the country and around the world receive care, shelter and hope; ...our communities are ready and prepared for disasters; ...everyone in our country has access to safe, lifesaving blood and blood products; ...all members of our armed services and their families find support and comfort whenever needed; and ...in an emergency, there are always trained individuals nearby, ready to use their Red Cross skills to save lives.
Since our founding by Clara Barton on May 21, 1881, the American Red Cross has been dedicated to serving people in need. We received our first congressional charter in 1900 and to this day we are tasked by the federal government with providing services to members of the American armed forces and their families as well as providing disaster relief in the United States and around the world.
Today, as throughout our long history, the Red Cross depends on generous contributions of time, blood, and money from the American public to support our lifesaving services and programs.
2116 Grand AveDes Moines, IA 50312
July 1, 2022
- Disaster Response
- Basic Computer Skills
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- Shifts are 4 hours with shifts a day. Volunteers sign up for shifts.