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American Red Cross - Cascades Region

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Over the last year alone, The Red Cross Cascades Region provided services to military members, veterans and their families 7 times a day. The Service to the Armed Forces Hero Care Network is a Red Cross resource available to military members and their families, to help support them while they enter the military and prepare for deployments. Volunteers will reach out to families to introduce them to the services available and welcoming them to the Red Cross community of compassionate volunteers ready to support their needs.

Volunteer Caseworkers who are comfortable relaying information verbally and through email in Spanish are highly needed right now. Volunteers can set their on-call shifts to follow up with new referrals. Work can be done remotely, or out of a Red Cross office. With just a commitment of 1-2 hours per week of follow-up, volunteers can have a tremendous impact on our outreach. All training will be provided at no-cost to new volunteers. Consider joining the Red Cross workforce making a difference in our communities every single day.

Volunteer Duties:
-Initial outreach to new families and service members
-Managing service member accounts in our communication database
-Drafting follow up emails with pertinent program information
-Additional data entry/project based work available throughout the year


Preferred Qualifications:
- Comfortable utilizing and learning new computer programs
- Spanish fluency: written and verbal
- Access to phone, internet, and computer - or ability to volunteer out of a Red Cross office location (Portland: 3131 N. Vancouver Ave)
-Ability to commit to a weekly shift, minimum 1 hour per week.

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About American Red Cross - Cascades Region

Location:

3131 N. Vancouver Ave, Portland, OR 97227, 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'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. The Red Cross workforce is made up of over 90% volunteers, meaning our mission is carried out by community members like yourself.

Community
Emergency & Safety
Veterans & Military Families

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Portland, OR 97227

(45.54614,-122.67667)
 

SKILLS

  • Veteran Care
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • Spanish
  • Translation
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 hour per week minimum.

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