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Hurricane Preparedness - Shelter Service Associate - Sumter County

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American Red Cross - Georgia Region


SHELTER HELP NEEDED Step up to help your local community! Due to predictions for another active hurricane season, the Red Cross will need thousands of volunteers to care for people when disasters strike. Train now to be a Ready Red Cross Shelter Volunteer so you can answer the call when your community needs it most!

There is a special need for volunteers to support sheltering efforts. The Red Cross is placing those needing a safe place to stay in emergency hotel lodging when possible. If hotel stays aren’t possible, then the Red Cross will open traditional shelters. To help keep people safe, we have put in place additional precautions and developed special training for our workforce.

The Shelter Service Associate is a temporary position assigned to work in person in a Red Cross shelter before, during and/or after a disaster event. Shelter Service Associates complete tasks necessary for shelter operations and provide assistance for disaster clients. Shelter Service Associates 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.


  • Embody the fundamental principles of the American Red Cross in their work with clients, disaster responders and partners
  • Serve as a shelter worker on a disaster relief operation; roles may include working in reception, registration, feeding, dormitory, information, or other areas within a shelter.
  • Meet disaster-caused sheltering needs of individuals, families, and communities.
  • Provide services with kindness and compassion that are accessible and equitable to all clients.
  • Maintain clear communication and collaboration with supervisor and peers.
  • Complete the required virtual self-paced training (3.5 hours of training total)

Additionally, individuals will need to be willing to:

  • Work in a shelter in their area
  • Be willing to wear a mask in the shelter site, regardless of vaccine status

If you are interested in helping our community should a disaster occur, please go to today or contact our area offices at (404) 575-3749 or email

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About American Red Cross - Georgia Region


1955 Monroe Drive NE, Atlanta, GA 30324, 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.


Every single day, the American Red Cross helps people in emergencies. Whether its 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.

Crisis Support
Disaster Relief
Emergency & Safety


Mon Aug 02, 2021 - Sun Oct 31, 2021


To Be DeterminedAmericus, GA 31719



  • Disaster Cleanup
  • Disaster Relief Care & Shelters
  • Safety & Disaster Education
  • Disaster Response
  • Community Outreach
  • Social Work


  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Local/Regional: Shift work determined by the scale of the relief operation; a minimum requirement of 8-12 hours per day during the disaster relief operation for multiple, consecutive days. Beyond region: Minimum of 14 days working 8- or 12-hour sh
  • Willing to complete 3.5 hours of virtual self-paced training required for position.

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