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Disaster Action Team Service Associate - Cook County

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American Red Cross - Illinois Region

The American Red Cross Illinois Region is looking for passionate and dedicated people in Cook County to serve on the Disaster Action Team as a response volunteer. This role will provide 24-hour immediate support and assistance to individuals and families who have been impacted by a home fire or other local disaster.

Responsibilities:

  • Works as part of an assigned team to respond to local disasters within two hours.
  • Can directly enter case data.
  • Works with on-scene lead to assess whether additional resources/support are required and
  • Communicates those needs to Disaster Action Team Leadership.
  • Commits to being available during assigned shifts and communicates scheduling conflicts with Disaster Action Team Leadership.

Qualifications:

  • Able to respond reliably to local disasters when on call.
  • Able to follow Red Cross DAT and other related standards and procedures.
  • Reliable access to technology (including smartphone and laptop or computer)
  • Ability to work in challenging and stressful conditions such as poor air quality, uneven ground, adverse weather, etc.
  • Must have a valid driver's license and/or a timely, reliable way to get to the scene.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills.

Also must have the ability to:

  • Stand for two-hour periods
  • Sit for two-hour periods
  • Walk on uneven terrain
  • Walk for two miles during a shift
  • Work in extreme heat and/or humidity
  • Work in extreme cold
  • Spend hours writing
  • Speak clearly on the phone and in person
  • Climb two or more flights of stairs
  • Drive in daytime and at night
You can also apply directly to the link below:
https://volunteerconnection.redcross.org/?nd=lead&a=8744&h=201&p=1538358

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About American Red Cross - Illinois Region

Location:

Illinois Region, Illinois Region, Chicago, IL 60612, 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.

Description

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.

Community
Crisis Support
Disaster Relief

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

2200 W Harrison St.Chicago, IL 60612

(41.87446,-87.68169)
 

SKILLS

  • Disaster Relief Care & Shelters
  • Disaster Response
  • People Skills
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

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

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