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American Red Cross - San Bernardino County Chapter

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Purpose: This position supports the Regional Disaster Cycle Services department.
Each year, the Red Cross responds to an average of more than 60,000 disasters, the vast majority of which are home fires. With our coalition partners, we are working to help reduce death and injuries from home fires in high-risk communities.
With your participation, we have the opportunity to make a difference in our communities and save lives tragically lost due to home fires. The Home Fire Campaign aims to save lives by installing smoke alarms and educating residents about home fire risk by providing home-safety checklists and plans in vulnerable neighborhoods.

The purpose of this position is to implement Home Fire Campaign programming. Depending on the local situation, work may be done virtually or in-person.

Key Responsibilities:

The Preparedness Division provides appropriate preparedness programming within a community to assist community members to prepare for home fires and other disasters.

This position is responsible for the tasks involved to implement the preparedness program including:

  1. Support the annual preparedness goals, Regional Disaster Officer (RDO) objectives, and regional/chapter plan for preparedness programming through participation in meetings, projects, and local preparedness activities;
  2. Execute assigned projects and local preparedness activities according to the Home Fire Campaign activities (canvassing, fire prevention and safety education, smoke alarm installation, documentation, etc.) you are trained to do.
  3. Complete tasks such as implementing preparedness activities, meeting with partners to build relationships, conducting inventory, and procuring or receiving necessary preparedness supplies.
Qualifications:

Fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and submission of vaccine status and supporting documentation in Volunteer Connection if participating in in-person activities and/or performing work in a Red Cross facility.
Ability to:

  • follow directions and implement requests received from supervisor with little or no supervision, required
  • adapt to change, negotiate compromise, and tolerate ambiguity, required
  • build effective relationships with others who can help with work related goals; required
  • be sensitive in human interactions to diversity inclusiveness, required
Training:
  • Disaster Cycle Services: An Overview (Required)
  • Everyone's Welcome (Required)
  • Red Cross Volunteer Orientation
  • Complete all relevant online/ in-person training and review all relevant preparedness program materials that are posted on The Exchange.

Time Commitment:

Hot Shot" Teams go out into the community and install free smoke alarms in people's homes, and provide life-saving home fire safety education.

Installs are scheduled by appointment. Days/times may vary.

Typical install days are during the week from 9am-3pm.

We Provied all trainings!

"WE ARE LOOKING FOR LOCAL HEROES TO POSITIVELY IMPACT!"

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Sign-up to volunteer today! Please email questions to Juana Zapata, the Sr. Volunteer Recruiter Specialist, at Juana.Zapata@redcross.org or (951) 205-6689.

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About American Red Cross - San Bernardino County Chapter

Location:

10600 N Trademark, Suite 406, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730, 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.

Description

Every single day, the American Red Cross helps people in emergencies. Whether it's 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. People like you, serving as Blood Services Ambassadors helping to improve a blood donor's experience or serving as a Blood Driver, transporting lifesaving blood and blood product make a difference every day. It is through the time and care of ordinary people that we can do extraordinary things.

Community
Crisis Support
Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

10600 N. Trademark Parkway, Suite 406Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

(34.08113,-117.57308)
 

SKILLS

  • People Skills
  • Public Speaking
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Installs are scheduled by appointment. Days/times may vary.
  • Fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and submission of vaccine status and supporting documentation in Volunteer Connection if participating in in-person activities and/or performing work in a Red Cross facility.

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