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ORGANIZATION: American Red Cross of Northern New England

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Every day, the American Red Cross sees the heartbreak of people trying to cope with more intense storms, heavier rainfall, higher temperatures, stronger hurricanes and more devastating wildfires.

As more people rely on the Red Cross for help, the need for compassionate volunteers has never been greater.

You can help comfort and support people who are forced from their homes due to fires, storms and other emergencies, so they don’t have to face tough times alone. Join us and turn your compassion into action by becoming a volunteer today. We are actively recruiting for these critical volunteer roles:

Please know that deployment is not guaranteed and we need volunteers trained and ready to respond if needed.

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 Support Team

During large disasters, you can support the day-to-day activities within a shelter which may include working in reception, registration, feeding, dormitory, information or other areas within a shelter. Free online training will be provided. If the need arises, volunteers are asked to commit to multiple local shifts of 4-12 hours each. For those able to travel outside of their local area, a commitment of at least 14 consecutive days, working 8- or 12-hour shifts is required.

Disaster Health Services Team

During large disasters, you can use your professional skills as a licensed healthcare provider to deliver hands on care and education to shelter residents. Free online training will be provided and can count towards nursing continuing education units. If the need arises, volunteers are asked to commit to multiple local shifts of 4-12 hours each. For those able to travel outside of their local area, a commitment of at least 10-14 consecutive days, working 8- or 12-hour shifts is required. Qualified licenses include RN, LPN, LVN, EMT, Paramedic, MD, DO, PA, NP, APRN. Only RNs have full scope of practice.

Disaster Action Team

While big hurricanes and wildfires get the most news coverage, smaller disasters are no less devastating to the families affected. Most of the 60,000 emergencies that the Red Cross responds to each year are smaller disasters like home fires. As a Disaster Action Team volunteer, you can help comfort and support people in your community by meeting any immediate needs such as food, shelter, clothing or supplies and connecting them to long term recovery services. We supply all the training you need.

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.

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Crisis Support
Disaster Relief
Advocacy & Human Rights, Crisis Support, Disaster Relief

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Laconia, NH 03246

(43.57905,-71.475)
 

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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