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ORGANIZATION: American Red Cross - Western New York Region
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Natural and human-caused disasters occur every day, reminding us how vulnerable we can be. The American Red Cross takes action every day to serve people affected by disasters, rushing to the aid of a family, a neighborhood or an entire community.
Disaster Action Team (DAT) members respond locally to all disasters whenever they occur day or night. DAT members commit to being on-call and available for defined shifts so that when an emergency occurs either a dispatcher or the Disaster Program Manager can reach them and dispatch them immediately. DAT members meet with family members to determine their immediate, disaster-caused needs.
General Disaster Responders respond to larger scale disasters either on a regional, state or national basis. Volunteers choose when they are available to deploy to a disaster response and commit to at least two weeks. General Disaster Responders work in one or more specialized activities such as feeding or sheltering.
You have the power to make an impact in your community and touch lives every day.
Our need for volunteers is constant and our guidelines reflect the latest CDC safety recommendations and follow the national and local government laws. COVID-19 vaccination is strongly encouraged and is required for in-person volunteer roles.
About American Red Cross - Western New York Region
50 Prince Street, Rochester, NY 14607, 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.
Every single day, the American Red Cross helps people in emergencies. Whether itﾒs 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.
825 John StWest Henrietta, NY 14586
July 11, 2022
- Disaster Relief Care & Shelters
- Safety & Disaster Education
- Disaster Response
- People 55+
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Disaster Action Team members should be willing to committ to 16-20 hours/month. General Disaster Responders need to be able to committ to deploy for at least two weeks.
- Ability to remain calm in an emergency. Ability to work with people from different backgrounds. Ability to work as part of a team. Our guidelines reflect the latest CDC safety recommendations and COVID-19 vaccination is required for in-person roles