Disaster can strike at any place and moment, and suffering is soon to follow. However, it doesn’t have to last forever. By being a shoulder to lean on, you can help your community plant the seeds of hope. Be the hero who answers the call; rather than let the phone ring.
On-call Availability, 2-3 shifts a month.
Responds within two hours when disaster happens, gives care and comfort to people suffering and in need.
Follows the directions of current team leader present on-scene of the disaster.
Completes all required training within six months.
Attends required, regularly scheduled meetings.
Able to clearly communicate availability on a regular basis with coordinator.
Being able to execute and follow other responsibilities as they crop up; on-scene or otherwise.
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. Sleeves Up. Heart Open. All In.
The American Red Cross, through its strong network of volunteers, donors and partners, is always there in times of need. We aspire to turn compassion into action so that... ...all people affected by disaster across the country and around the world receive care, shelter and hope; ...our communities are ready and prepared for disasters; ...everyone in our country has access to safe, lifesaving blood and blood products; ...all members of our armed services and their families find support and comfort whenever needed; and ...in an emergency, there are always trained individuals nearby, ready to use their Red Cross skills to save lives.