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American Red Cross - Massachusetts Region

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First and foremost we're so glad you are here to learn more about this high need opportunity in Massachusetts! To volunteer with a group of other like minded humanitarians helping families or individuals who have been affected by a home fire or other disasters in your local area. This group is call the "Disaster Action Team."

Disaster Action Teams  provide 24-hour emergency response to local disasters, particularly house fires, ensuring that those affected have access to resources for necessities such as food, shelter and clothing. This is the entry level position that with further training and experience will allow the volunteer to be deployed to National Disasters.

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About American Red Cross - Massachusetts Region

Location:

101 Station Landing, Medford, MA 02155, 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. We operate the largest food pantry in New England, we empower volunteers as leaders of the organization, we offer training and support. Whether it is standing with a family on the sidewalk at a house fire to offer comfort and care or it is contacting someone in the armed services who has a new baby, the Red Cross is a gentle presence of compassion and assistance.

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Disaster Relief

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Local OpportunityLawrence, MA 01840

(42.70734,-71.16119)
 

SKILLS

  • Disaster Relief Care & Shelters
  • Safety & Disaster Education
  • Disaster Response
  • Case Work / Management

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 18
  • Initial training includes 20 hours of on-line course work within the first 45 days. On-Call sign ups for coverage
  • Willingness to support the Red Cross Mission.

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