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When Disaster Strikes, Disaster Duty Officers Answer the Call!

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American Red Cross of Missouri and Arkansas

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Imagine being awaken 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!

What is it?

The Disaster Duty Officer is the first person to be contacted after a disaster (typically a house fire) has happened. Their role is to verify the disaster has happened and then coordinating other volunteers who will then call the family affected.

Requirements

  • 18 years or older
  • Training provided both online courses and virtual hands on with experienced volunteers​​​​​​​
  • Virtual opportunity - volunteer from home. Computer with internet and a phone needed
  • Online application (see below for instructions)

What Our Volunteers Are Saying

  • "Being able to help someone in one of their greatest times of need is a feeling like no other" ~Charlie V.
  • "I may not have money to give, but I have time." ~Taylor W.
  • "It’s a great feeling being part of the important process needed to help someone affected by a house fire, who literally, may only have the clothes on their back." ~Julie M.

How to get started

  • Complete the online application at www.redcross.org/volunteer
  • Or for any questions or to schedule a personal volunteer consultation contact:
    Kristin Pendleton, Senior Volunteer Recruitment Specialist
    Call or Text: 314-281-7968
    kristin.pendleton@redcross.org
Volunteer from home and make an immediate positive impact on someone's life!

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About American Red Cross of Missouri and Arkansas

Location:

American Red Cross, 10195 Corporate Square Drive, St. Louis, MO 63132, 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 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 or through the generosity of blood donors, providing critical blood to people in need, 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.

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Disaster Relief

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Disaster Relief Call Center
  • Disaster Response

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Flexible schedule - pick and choose the times you want to volunteer.

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