The Red Cross is seeking disaster spiritual care workers to assist the community following a disaster such as a home fire. These volunteers are a crucial part of our clients’ recovery process and may be called upon periodically throughout the year to assist based upon their availability. For those that choose, they can even help during a larger disaster like a hurricane or deploy out of state for 2 weeks to assist with disasters around the country.
Disaster Spiritual Care Volunteers:
Assists clients to draw upon their own spiritual resources -- values and faith -- in the midst of pain, regardless of faith tradition.
Provides age-appropriate and culturally sensitive Disaster Spiritual Care in times of distress. The Disaster Spiritual Care program is designed to support the care provided at a local level during traumatic events and to address the spiritual needs of individuals, families, and communities.
Candidates are eligible to become Disaster Spiritual Care responders if they meet ONE of the following criteria and provide documentation and endorsement:
Candidate is a board-certified chaplain, or
Candidate is a professional chaplain (paid or volunteer), or
Candidate is a leader of a local faith community or faith-based organization
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 it's one displaced family, thousands affected by disaster, 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.