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Disaster Spiritual Care Volunteer

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The American Red Cross Greater Pennsylvania


Purpose: The Disaster Spiritual Care worker provides disaster spiritual care support to individuals and families who have been
impacted by a disaster.

Responsibilities:

1. Assist disaster clients to utilize their own spiritual resources, values and faith in the midst of crisis,
regardless of one's faith tradition.
2. Participate in local responses, such as providing support to a family who has experienced a house
fire.
3. Be involved in preparedness efforts, such as the Home Fire Campaign or community disaster
education.
4. Assist the chapter in developing partnerships with local faith-based organizations.
5. Facilitate long-term recovery for clients by providing spiritual and emotional support, and connection
to local resources.
6. Be available for staff who request spiritual care support.
7. Support other disaster responders before, during and after disaster response using staff mental
health strategies.

Qualifications: Basic qualifications:
A disaster spiritual care provider from a National VOAD member organization; OR
A professional or Board-certified chaplain; OR
An endorsed leader in a local faith community
See Disaster Spiritual Care Standards and Procedures for more information regarding application process.

Development Opp: Disaster Spiritual Care Chapter Coordinator

Training:

Disaster Cycle Services: An Overview
Disaster Spiritual Care Fundamentals
Psychological First Aid
Disaster Action Team Fundamentals
Shelter Fundamentals (recommended)
CPR/First Aid (recommended)
Casework and Recovery Planning Fundamentals (recommended)

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About The American Red Cross Greater Pennsylvania

Location:

2201 Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15222, 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.‚Äč

Description

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.

Community
Crisis Support
Emergency & Safety

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

2801 Liberty Ave.Pittsburgh, PA 15222

(40.45681,-79.97466)
 

SKILLS

  • Disaster Response
  • Bereavement Support
  • Crisis Counseling
  • Spiritual Healing
  • Community Outreach
  • People Skills

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training

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