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American Red Cross - Central Florida & USVI

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At the American Red Cross, we’re preparing for another extremely busy disaster season, and it’s critical to have a trained, ready volunteer workforce to make sure we can provide relief at a moment’s notice. This year’s wildfire season is already very active and dangerous because of the severe drought and dry woodlands across the west. And experts are predicting we could see 10 or more hurricanes with winds anywhere from 74 to 111 miles per hour.

Compassionate and committed individuals are needed to support sheltering efforts this disaster season. Shelter volunteers support the day-to-day activities within a shelter which may include working in reception, registration, feeding, dormitory, information, or other vital 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, 6, or 12 hours each. The hours are long, the work is hard, but the experience will change you forever.

Help ensure families don’t have to face tough times alone by lifting up the hearts of those who are unexpectedly faced with emergencies. To apply or learn more, visit: https://volunteerconnection.redcross.org/?nd=lead&a=6226&h=179&p=1515590.

Safety First! Our need for volunteers is constant and our guidelines reflect the latest CDCand local-government COVID-19 safety recommendations.

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About American Red Cross - Central Florida & USVI

Location:

3310 W Main Street, Tampa, FL 33607, 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 affected by disaster, 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
Disaster Relief
Emergency & Safety

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Bushnell, FL 33513

(28.66499,-82.11286)
 

SKILLS

  • Disaster Relief Care & Shelters
  • Disaster Response
  • Multi-Tasking
  • People Skills

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Shifts of 4, 6 or 12 hours
  • Training as required

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