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American Red Cross - Texas Gulf Coast Region

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Are you ready to turn your compassion into action? The Red Cross is looking for volunteers to help both locally and across the country to help those impacted by disaster. Whether you have a few hours a week or 2 weeks available to deploy (Red Cross covers basic deployment expenses) we have a place for you! Check out the opportunities below to see which is the right one(s) for you!

Disaster Action Team: This volunteer team provide 24-hour emergency response to local disasters, particularly house fires, ensuring that those affected have access to resources for basic necessities such as food, shelter and clothing. Volunteers need to have access to technology as casework is completed on online platforms and many responses are handled remotely at this time. There is a particular need for volunteers with weekday availability!

Disaster Casework Volunteers: Connect directly with people affected by disasters big and small to help take the next steps in their recovery journey. Red Cross volunteers support the recovery process of disaster-affected individuals, households, and communities by providing advocacy, referrals and financial assistance using our case management system. There is a particular need for volunteers with ability to deploy for 2 weeks (Red Cross covers basic deployment expenses) and then keep your skills sharp in between deployments by supporting local recovery casework.

Shelter Volunteers: Support those displaced by a disaster by ensuring a safe place for our clients to stay. This may be in a the gym of a school, a community center, or a faith center multi-purpose room. Shelter Service Associates complete tasks necessary for shelter operations and interacts with clients to ensure their needs are met. Shelter Service Associates support the day-to-day activities within a shelter, which can include working in reception, registration, feeding, dormitory, information or other areas within a shelter. Local shifts vary from 6 hour daytime shifts to 12 hour overnight shifts. Two week deployment opportunities available as well with 12 hour shifts. (Red Cross covers basic expenses for deployments.)

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About American Red Cross - Texas Gulf Coast Region

Location:

2700 Southwest Fwy, Houston, TX 77098, 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. La Cruz Roja Americana previene y alivia el sufrimiento humano frente a emergencias movilizando el poder de los voluntarios y la generosidad de los donantes.

Description

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.

Todos los días, la Cruz Roja Americana ayuda a las personas en situaciones de emergencia. Ya sea que se trate de una familia desplazada, miles de víctimas de desastres, o brindar atención y consuelo a un miembro del servicio o veterano enfermo o lesionado o apoyo a un miembro de la familia militar, nuestro trabajo vital es posible gracias a personas como usted. Es a través del tiempo y el cuidado de la gente común que podemos hacer cosas extraordinarias.
Advocacy & Human Rights
Community
Disaster Relief

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Houston, TX 77098

(29.73332,-95.41752)
 

SKILLS

  • Disaster Relief Care & Shelters
  • Disaster Relief Call Center
  • Advocacy
  • Financial Service Assistance

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Varies. Local shifts are as short as 6 hours. Shifts during 2 week deployments are typically 12 hours/day.

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