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Disaster Health and Mental Health volunteers needed
ORGANIZATION: American Red Cross of Greater Pennsylvania Region
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1 person is interested
Every day, the Red Cross sees the heartbreak of people coping with effects of natural disasters. Red Cross volunteers who are licensed healthcare and mental health providers show up to meet needs. You can use your professional skills as a licensed healthcare or licensed mental health provider and volunteer to deliver hands-on care or mental health support to those in need. Free online training is provided and you can earn continuing education hours. Apply today to become a Disaster Health Services or Disaster Mental Health Professional. Volunteer so those in need don’t have to face tough times alone.
We are actively recruiting for these critical volunteer roles:
Disaster Health Services Team: During large disasters, you can use your professional skills as a licensed healthcare provider to deliver hands on care and education to shelter residents. Free online training will be provided and can count towards nursing continuing education units. If the need arises, volunteers are asked to commit to multiple local shifts of 4-12 hours each. For those able to travel outside of their local area, a commitment of at least 10-14 consecutive days, working 8- or 12-hour shifts is required. Qualified licenses include RN, LPN, LVN, EMT, Paramedic, MD, DO, PA, NP, APRN. Only RNs have full scope of practice.
Disaster Mental Health Team: Are you a mental health professional with a master’s degree and a current license or certification in any US state or territory (or recently retired)? Your skills are needed to help people facing the stress and trauma of disaster, or to facilitate skills workshops for service members, veterans and their families. Free training is provided. For those able to travel outside of their local area, a commitment of at least 10-14 consecutive days, working 8- or 12-hour shifts is required.
For more information go to: https://volunteerconnection.redcross.org/?nd=lead&a=60749&h=193&p=1864067 or contact:
Danielle Dietze, Volunteer Services
About American Red Cross of Greater Pennsylvania Region
256 N Sherman St., WilkesBarre, PA 18702, US
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.
The American Red Cross, through its strong network of volunteers, donors and partners, is always there in times of need. We aspire to turn compassion into action so that...
...all people affected by disaster across the country and around the world receive care, shelter and hope;
...our communities are ready and prepared for disasters;
...everyone in our country has access to safe, lifesaving blood and blood products;
...all members of our armed services and their families find support and comfort whenever needed; and
...in an emergency, there are always trained individuals nearby, ready to use their Red Cross skills to save lives.
Lackawanna CountyScranton, PA 18508
November 16, 2022
- Mental Health
- Counseling / Mental Health
- Disaster Response
- People 55+
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training