First the firetrucks. Then you.
American Red Cross of Southeastern PA - Head Quarters
Opportunities throughout Southeast Pennsylvania, including Philadelphia and neighboring counties.
Nationally the Red Cross is known for responding to large disasters, including hurricanes and wildfires. But did you know most of our disaster responses happen closer to home, predominately house fires? It is where I started myself over 12 years ago as a volunteer and still consider it among the more important things we do.
Disaster Action Team (DAT) members work - on-scene and virtually - offering comfort, aid, supplies, and resources to victims of disasters. It’s that peak behind the curtain, an opportunity to provide direct help, to be a hero! There may be no greater feeling in the world than being there for your community and neighbors when they need you most.
All training is provided (free) plus you will be part of a great team - and meet some wonderful new friends along the way. To learn more, including how you only respond to disasters in your neighborhood and on your schedule, email Ned.Bloom@redcross.org. Don’t forget to ask about "behind the scenes" volunteer positions in disaster preparation & education, communications support, and long-term recovery services, many of which you can do from home over the telephone or computer. As with all Red Cross volunteer opportunities, it is always up to you, based on your availability and interests. Thank you.
About American Red Cross of Southeastern PA - Head Quarters
2221 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, US
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.
The American Red Cross offers a wide variety of volunteer opportunities -- including:
Over 90% of what we do is done and led by amazing Red Cross Volunteers! Join our team. Meet new friends. Learn new skills. Help where and when it is needed most. All based on your interests and availability.
- Biomedical/Blood Services as an Screener, Ambassador or Driver
- Disaster Cycle Services as a Responder (locally and/or nationally) or Recovery Caseworker
- Emergency Preparedness as a Smoke Alarm Installer or Youth Educator
- Community Outreach
- Volunteer Services
- Service to the Armed Forces