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American Red Cross - Texas Gulf Coast Region

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The role of you - the Sheltering Service Associate - is to serve as a member of a temporary work unit on a disaster relief operation to successfully complete their assigned areas of responsibility on a disaster relief operation. They ensure safe sheltering at a single shelter throughout the cycle of the disaster.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a shelter worker on a disaster relief operation. Roles may include working in reception, registration, feeding, dormitory, information, or other areas within a shelter.
  • Meeting disaster-caused sheltering needs of individuals, families, and communities.
  • Providing services with kindness and compassion that are accessible and equitable to all clients.
  • Maintaining clear communication and collaboration with supervisor and peers.
  • Ensuring accuracy in all assigned tasks.
  • Providing accurate reporting of sheltering activity as assigned.

Groups are welcome to train together and form a shelter team. For more information, please email Kimberly.Patel@redcross.org.

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About American Red Cross - Texas Gulf Coast Region

Location:

2700 Southwest Fwy, Houston, TX 77098, 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. La Cruz Roja Americana previene y alivia el sufrimiento humano frente a emergencias movilizando el poder de los voluntarios y la generosidad de los donantes.

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.

Todos los días, la Cruz Roja Americana ayuda a las personas en situaciones de emergencia. Ya sea que se trate de una familia desplazada, miles de víctimas de desastres, o brindar atención y consuelo a un miembro del servicio o veterano enfermo o lesionado o apoyo a un miembro de la familia militar, nuestro trabajo vital es posible gracias a personas como usted. Es a través del tiempo y el cuidado de la gente común que podemos hacer cosas extraordinarias.
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Disaster Relief
Homeless & Housing

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

6914 W. Expressway 83Harlingen, TX 78552

(26.18784,-97.76211)
 

SKILLS

  • Disaster Relief Care & Shelters
  • Disaster Response

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Varies. When shelter do open shifts are 8-12 hours long.

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