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Haven’t make your New Year’s resolution yet? Why not become a volunteer?
Make 2022 unforgettable by starting a new journey as an American Red Cross volunteer. The American Red Cross has an urgent need for volunteers.
Every day people are forced from their home due to fires, storms and other disasters. Single- and multi-family fires may not make the news, but we know they are just as devastating to the families affected. Compassionate and committed volunteers respond day and night to meet the immediate needs of their neighbors.
Red Cross volunteers provide assistance including emotional support, replacement of prescription medication, financial assistance for food, clothing and temporary lodging, and other critically needed items and referrals.
About American Red Cross - Louisiana Region
4655 Sherwood Commons Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70816, 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.
For more than 125 years, the mission of the American Red Cross has been to help individuals and families prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. The Red Cross provides disaster relief assistance to those affected by natural and human-caused disasters. Every day through the American Red Cross, people mobilize to help their neighbors. More than half a million volunteers of the Red Cross, many from communities like yours, help provide these life-changing and often life-saving services.
People affected by disaster need to know that they have a place to stay, food to eat and emotional support as they take the first steps to recovery. Each year, the American Red Cross responds to more than 70,000 disasters nationwide. While the vast majority of these disasters are single-family and apartment home fires, the American Red Cross stands ready to support all affected in their immediate emergency needs.
Just as every disaster is an intensely personal experience, the American Red Cross believes that a commitment to making our homes and communities safe is also personal. Therefore, the American Red Cross works closely with local, state and national partners to help people personalize their risk to natural hazards and make preparedness a personal priority. The goal is to build a "culture of preparedness" that helps communities become safer and more prepared when disasters strike.
3512 Kirkman StLake Charles, LA 70607
December 17, 2021
- Data Entry
- Basic Computer Skills
- Critical Thinking
- Verbal / Written Communication
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- Availability and flexibility for at least 4-6 hours per week
- Many disaster action team volunteers share these life experiences and skills: o Team-oriented o Bilingual o Comfortable with ambiguity o Empathetic, caring and compassionate o Disaster