Disaster Action Team Member in Calumet County
The #1 disaster Red Cross responds to is a house fire. Disaster Response Volunteers (Disaster Action Team) train and respond to local communities immediately after a disaster. They provide emergency disaster assistance & hope to individuals and families affected by the disaster.
- Respond to local disasters when activated.
- Work on-scene with family immediately following the disaster. When activated, ability to respond immediately, often in personal vehicle.
- Provide disaster assistance as appropriate and outlined in the Response Guidelines.
- Work professionally with clients, first responders, and partner agencies.
- Perform duties in accordance with American Red Cross procedures and Red Cross Code of Conduct & Confidentiality policies.
- Attend regularly scheduled Disaster Cycle Services Volunteer meeting.
- Availability to respond at a variety of hours with own personal transportation. (Must have valid drivers license)
- Ability to respond to phone call in a timely manner. Strong empathy skills.
- Able to maintain confidentiality with client information. Open-mindedness and sensitivity to diversity.
- Enjoy work as a team member ability to follow instructions.
- Basic computer & Internet skills.
- Provide clear, objective, documentation for case file.
- Comfortable working in stressful situations.
- Able to handle multiple tasks and assess incoming information quickly.
- Ability to lift & carry 25 pounds.
About AMERICAN NATIONAL RED CROSS
2600 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53233, 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.
Whether helping one displaced family or thousands, providing care and comfort to an ill or injured service member or veteran, or teaching others how to respond in emergencies, it’s through the efforts of ordinary people that we can do extraordinary things.
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.
Multiple locations Chilton, WI 53014
August 3, 2021
- Disaster Response
- Basic Computer Skills
- Critical Thinking
- People Skills
- Relationship Building
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- Disasters happen day & night. The schedule varies (either on-call commitment or call down of volunteer roster). A disaster response can take 3-4 hours (on average). Number of responses vary per month based on urban vs rural geography.