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American Red Cross - Wisconsin Region

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Virtual Disaster Action Team

The #1 disaster Red Cross responds to is a house fire. Virtual Disaster Response Volunteers (Disaster Action Team) train and virtually respond to local communities immediately after a disaster. They provide emergency disaster assistance & hope to individuals and families affected by the disaster.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Respond to local disasters virtually when activated
  • Work virtually with family immediately following the disaster
  • Provide virtual disaster assistance as appropriate and outlined in the Response Guidelines
  • Work professionally virtually with clients, first responders, and partner agencies
  • Perform duties virtually in accordance with American Red Cross procedures and Red Cross Code of Conduct & Confidentiality policies
  • Attend regularly scheduled virtual Disaster Cycle Services Volunteer meeting

SKILLS

  • Availability to respond at a variety of hours with own personal computer
  • Ability to respond to phone call in a timely manner
  • Strong empathy skills
  • Able to maintain confidentiality with client information
  • Open-mindedness and sensitivity to diversity
  • Basic computer & Internet skills
  • Provide clear, objective, documentation for case file
  • Comfortable working in stressful situations
  • Able to handle multiple tasks and assess incoming information quickly

Training is provided by the American Red Cross

TIME COMMITMENT
Virtual on-call scheduled shifts: 6am-12pm, 12pm-3pm, 3pm-6pm, 6pm-10pm & 10pm-6am

***MUST SUBMIT A VOLUNTEER APPLICATION AT www.redcross.org/volunteer


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

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About American Red Cross - Wisconsin Region

Location:

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.

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.

Community
Disaster Relief
Emergency & Safety

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

505 3rd StreetHudson, WI 54016

(44.9869,-92.7551)
 

SKILLS

  • Basic Computer Skills
  • People Skills

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Virtual
  • Must submit a volunteer application at www.redcross.org/volunteer

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