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American Red Cross of Northern New England

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Experts have noted an early onset for the hurricane and wildfire seasons and expect above average disaster activity. As we prepare for these emergencies, the mission of the American Red Cross continues, as it must, thanks to teams of amazing volunteers, such as yourself.

Please consider joining us in a temporary volunteer position NOW - and get fully trained - before disasters strike. Most disaster deployments call for a 14 day commitment and ability to work multiple shifts on consecutive days. Deployment is not guaranteed.

Together, we will be ready when the time comes!

Are you a caring individual who wants to be on the front lines of emergency support? We need YOU! We will provide training, cover all deployment costs but need your availability and compassion. You could join us in one in one of these roles:

"It was humbling to be on scene helping those who had lost everything. We were a temporary home for the clients and I am grateful that I got to play a hand in making sure that home was welcoming and comfortable, " says Red Crosser, Erica who responded as a Shelter Associate to Baton Rouge, LA following Hurricane Laura in 2020.

SHELTER ASSOCIATE OR SUPERVISOR
Work in person at a Red Cross shelter before, during and/or after a disaster supporting day-to-day activities in reception, registration, feeding, dormitory, information collection, etc. Provide excellent compassionate customer service while observing all safety protocols in a COVID environment. Supervisors direct a team of assigned workers, providing guidance and support. Both positions require ability to build effective relationships with co-workers and shelter residents, strong written and verbal communication skills, physical ability to stand and/or walk for extended periods, including climbing stairs and can lift/transport supplies up to 20 pounds multiple times per shift, along with availability to complete self-paced online training.

DISASTER HEALTH SERVICES ASSOCIATE OR SUPERVISOR
For licensed healthcare professionals only

Work in person in alignment with your licensure at a Red Cross shelter before, during, and/or after a disaster. Duties included providing hands-on healthcare to shelter residents including assistance with daily living, wound care, incontinence care, functional needs, etc., plus providing health education and helping to replace medications, durable equipment, and consumable supplies. Supervisors lead and support an assigned team, acting as the liaison to the Shelter Manager. Both positions require unencumbered license in medical field, willingness to work in a COVID environment, strong relationship building and communications skills along with availability to complete self-paced online training.

We hope you will join us this disaster season. If you would like to join the team, please sign up at redcross.org/volunteer.

Not the role for you? Check out other available opportunities at redcross.org/volunteer.

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About American Red Cross of Northern New England

Location:

32 North Prospect, Burlington, VT 05401, 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 Sleeves Up. Heart Open. All In.

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.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Crisis Support
Disaster Relief

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Burlington, VT 05401

(44.47585,-73.21212)
 

SKILLS

  • Customer Service
  • Disaster Response
  • People Skills

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Availability for a 14-day deployment, deployment not guaranteed
  • Complete training to be available to respond, sign up at redcross.org/volunteer

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