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American Red Cross - Greater Pennsylvania Region


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Save lives and prevent injury by providing support to Disaster Cycle Services (DCS) team members by supporting the Prepare with Pedro program. The 30-45-minute presentation provides emergency preparedness education to youth in grades K-2 (ages 4-7) in school classrooms and other settings by following Pedro the Penguin as he learns how to be prepared and take action during an emergency. Team member roles include either being a presenter, presentation assistant, administrative support, or presenter trainer.

  1. Conduct Prepare with Pedro presentations given to youth in schools and community settings
  2. Successfully complete the Basic Instructor Fundamentals for Youth, Module 1, Module 2 teach-back, and Module 3 assessment
  3. May assist with community outreach to schedule presentations at sites (optional)
  4. May assist in reaching key groups within the region, such as support to military families, at risk youth, etc. (optional)
  5. May mentor new presenters to help the region build a team of experienced youth preparedness presenters. (optional)
  6. Work as a team with the Team Lead and other volunteers and employees to build Prepare with Pedro in the region
  7. Ensure all reporting data for each presentation given is collected and given to regional staff in a timely manner
  8. Other duties as agreed to between the presenter and the Team Lead

  • Comfortable presenting an interactive curriculum to youth in grades K-2 in school and out of school/community settings, required
  • Working knowledge of emergency preparedness, including protective actions for various hazards, or a strong desire to learn about emergency preparedness and protective actions in order to teach them to youth, preferred
  • Flexible and willingness to teach new ideas and concepts, such as the psychosocial "coping skills", required
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to follow through with minimum supervision, required
  • Excellent communication skills, including public speaking, required
  • Dynamic personality that relates well to youth in the target age group, required
  • Ability to complete reports and conduct follow up calls with sites in a timely manner, required
  • Ability to problem solve and be flexible with program changes, regional changes, etc., required
  • Daytime and/or weekend availability, required
  • Ability to arrange transportation to the Red Cross office to pick up materials, travel to event location, and return materials, etc. to the office at the end of the presentation, required

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About American Red Cross - Greater Pennsylvania Region


701 Centre Ave., Reading, PA 19601, 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.‚Äč


The American Red Cross exists to provide compassionate care to those in need. Our network of generous donors, volunteers and employees share a mission of preventing and relieving suffering, here at home and around the world, through five key service areas:
Disaster Relief
Supporting America's Military Families
Collect lifesaving blood
Health and Safety
International Services

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy


We'll work with your schedule.


Multiple locations Duncannon, PA 17020



  • Tutoring
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Child Development


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • Time commitment varies based on position and number of scheduled presentations
  • Volunteers applying for in-person position assignments must be fully vaccinated. Instructions to provide information and supporting documentation of vaccination will be provided once you submit your application.

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