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SEE FOR YOURSELF. Red Cross Damage Assessment Volunteers Needed

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American Red Cross of Southeastern PA - Headquarters

SEE FOR YOURSELF! Red Cross Volunteer Damage Assessment Service Associates Needed
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A disaster occurs. Trained Red Cross volunteers respond with immediate aid and comfort. But even after the disaster, we still help. This is where YOU come in.

Following local disasters - the Red Cross helps our clients during their recovery phase by collecting damage assessment information. In this volunteer role as a Damage Assessment Service Associate, you will conduct in-the-field damage assessment reviews and provide interpretation for properly concerned parties and Individual Assistance Providers (IAPs.) This includes gathering information from multiple sources (in-person, over the telephone, via email, etc.) and through first-hand observation of disaster scenes. You will also collaborate with fellow Red Cross volunteers and colleagues in the recording of impact and damage data.

Cooperating with your Volunteer Manager, specific responsibilities include:

  • Gathering preliminary and on-going impact assessment information from multiple sources and via multi communication avenues.
  • Defining areas of known damage through in-the-field confirmation of the initial virtual assessments, providing that input to facilitate the creation of the Preliminary Damage Assessment (PDA).
  • Completing in-the-field Detailed Damage Assessments (DDAs) and supporting data entry of damage assessments information into required systems of record.
  • Notifying Chapter and Regional staff to significant events and contributing to appropriate reports.
  • Attending regularly scheduled meetings and training.
  • Other duties as discussed.


  • Ability to learn and follow established damage assessment procedures.
  • Ability to collect and organize data along with proficiency using Red Cross systems and online interfaces (free training provided.)
  • Commitment to the mission of the Red Cross, including values, fundamental principles, etc.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including telephone and computer skills needed to gather impact and preliminary damage assessment information.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks in complex and potentially stressful situations.
  • Physically able to stand and/or sit for long periods of time (Including at disaster scenes, on the telephone, on a computer, etc.), walk on uneven terrain, spend hours writing and reading, climb two or more flights of stairs, read maps and follow directions, and can drive day or night.

To learn more about this vital volunteer role - and many of the volunteer opportunities available with the Red Cross - please email Ned.Bloom@redcross.org. All our volunteers are heroes. We look forward to welcoming you to the team.

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About American Red Cross of Southeastern PA - Headquarters


2221 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, 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.


The American Red Cross offers a wide variety of volunteer opportunities -- including:

  • 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
  • Logistics
  • Community Outreach
  • Volunteer Services
  • Service to the Armed Forces
  • Administration
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.

Disaster Relief


We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.





  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training

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