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ORGANIZATION: American Red Cross of Greater Pennsylvania Region

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The American Red Cross responds to a disaster every 8 minutes. That’s an average of more than 60,000 disasters every year. Disaster Action Team volunteers provide care, comfort and compassion to neighbors affected by these emergencies.

HIGH PRIORITY NEEDS WITH HIGH IMPACT! BECOME A RED CROSS VOLUNTEER TODAY!

DISASTER ACTION TEAM TRAINEE:
Every day people are forced from their homes due to fires, storms or other disasters. Our Disaster Action Team volunteers respond day and night to meet the immediate needs of their neighbors. Our help may include financial assistance for food, clothing and lodging, emotional support, replacing prescription medications and other critically needed items.

  • Learn more about this role: https://youtu.be/-yamNDUbsn0. Training is free, but the hope you provide is priceless. Make a difference by turning tragedy into hope. Apply or learn more here.


DUTY OFFICERS: DAT Duty Officers play a very important role when the American Red Cross provides assistance to those affected by disasters. They are the first and single point of contact from emergency service organizations when the request for assistance is made.

  • Coordinate disaster responses from home. Requires reliable phone & Internet service, commitment to training, and minimum one 6-hour on-call shift per week.

Many disaster action team volunteers share these life experiences and skills:

  • Team-oriented
  • Availability and flexibility for at least 4-6 hours per week
  • Bilingual
  • Comfortable with ambiguity
  • Empathetic, caring and compassionate
  • Disaster response experience
  • Can remain calm and patient during stressful situations
  • Comfortable with using technology such as smart phones and laptop

Register and Explore: https://volunteerconnection.redcross.org/?nd=lead&a=35003&h=193&p=1864067

Here to help!
Danielle Dietze, Volunteer Services
Email danielle.dietze@redcross.org

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About American Red Cross of Greater Pennsylvania Region

Location:

256 N Sherman St., WilkesBarre, PA 18702, 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

Description

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.

CAUSE AREAS

Crisis Support
Disaster Relief
Emergency & Safety
Crisis Support, Disaster Relief, Emergency & Safety

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Carbon CountyJim Thorpe, PA 18229

(40.9045,-75.707)
 

SKILLS

  • Disaster Relief Care & Shelters
  • Disaster Response
  • Disaster Relief Call Center
  • Basic Computer Skills

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • We'll work with your schedule

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