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American Red Cross Disaster Responder-Montgomery County, MD

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American Red Cross - National Capital & Greater Chesapeake Region

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Purpose: To participate in all DAT program support and capacity building activities necessary to ensure effective service delivery during a DAT response.

Location(s): Montgomery County

Responsibilities: Disaster Action Teams provide 24-hour emergency response to local disasters, particularly house fires, ensuring that those affected have access to resources for basic necessities such as food, shelter and clothing.

This position is responsible for the tasks involved in the Disaster Action Team program including:

  1. Supporting the annual goals, Regional Disaster Officer (RDO) objectives, and regional/chapter plan for DAT services through participation in meetings, projects, and local response activities.
  2. Completes all required training and maintains current training standard as DAT program requirements change.
  3. Attends regular team meetings and training as required by the region/territory.
  4. Completes assigned projects and local response activities according to the needs of the DAT program. (Preparing vehicles, response materials, administrative support of the DAT program and other tasks assigned by the DAT Leader.)

Time Commitment: Hours are flexible. Volunteers may commit to fixed duty days or may be "on call." Typical disaster responses require 4-6 hours. Volunteers would need to be available at least 3-4 days per month.

Qualifications: Recommended qualifications:

Ability to:

  • Follow and execute requests received from supervisor with little or no supervision.
  • Adapt to change, negotiate compromise and tolerate ambiguity.
  • Build effective relationships with others who can help with work-related goals.

Team member may work towards the DAT Service Associate response position.

Development Opp: With additional training there are opportunities for individual and leadership development to serve as:

-DAT Service Associate on a DAT response.

-DAT Team Leader in support of the DAT preparedness.

-DAT Supervisor on a DAT response.

Additional training is available across all service lines to orient volunteer to additional activities and opportunities within the Red Cross.

Training: Required:

  • Disaster Cycle Services: An Overview
  • Disaster Action Team Fundamentals

National Capital and Greater Chesapeake Region The American Red Cross aspires to be an organization fully committed to diversity and inclusion by creating and maintaining a diverse, high-performing workforce of employees and volunteers who reflect all communities we serve; by cultivating a collaborative, inclusive and respectful work environment that empowers all contributors; and by leveraging diverse partnerships - all of which helps to ensure culturally competent service delivery supported by effective community leadership and engagement.

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About American Red Cross - National Capital & Greater Chesapeake Region

Location:

4700 Mt. Hope Drive, Baltimore, MD 21215, 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's one displaced family, thousands of disaster victims, or providing care and comfort to a service 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

Any Where in Montgomery CountySilver Springs, MD 20904

(39.0657,-76.9709)
 

SKILLS

  • Disaster Relief Care & Shelters
  • Safety & Disaster Education
  • Disaster Response
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Organization
  • People Skills

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 24 hours/month in 6 hour "on-call" shifts
  • 1 year, renewable

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