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Recruiting Organization: American Red Cross Pacific Coast Chapter, CA

The Shelter Service Associate is a temporary position assigned to work in person in a Red Cross shelter before, during and/or after a disaster event. Shelter Service Associates complete tasks necessary for shelter operations and interacts with clients to ensure their needs are met. Shelter Service Associates support the day-to-day activities within a shelter, which can include working in reception, registration, feeding, dormitory, information or other areas within a shelter.

Key Responsibilities:

  • May include providing support to one or more of the following areas within the shelter:
  • reception
  • registration
  • dormitory
  • feeding
  • information
  • supply
  • Provide excellent customer service to clients
  • Complete the required virtual self-paced training (3.5 hours of training total)

Qualifications:

  • Willing and able to volunteer in person in a disaster shelter before, during and/or after a disaster event.
  • Ability to work in a continuously changing environment in which work priorities may change frequently.
  • Comfortable interacting with people from various diverse background whose lives have been disrupted and many are presenting immediate needs.
  • Comfortable working in a team environment as a frontline worker under the direction of a Supervisor
  • Ability to lift / carry 20 lbs. multiple times per shift.
  • Ability to stand and/or sit for two-hour periods and walk for two miles during a shift.
  • Ability to walk on uneven terrain.
  • Ability to work outdoors in inclement weather, extreme heat and/or humidity and/or extreme cold.
  • Ability to climb two or more flights of stairs.
  • Ability to speak clearly on phone and in person.
  • Ability to work for long periods on computer and/or reading small print and/or writing.
  • Valid Driver’s License (required for Divisional and National Deployments)
  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • Available to sign up for shifts on consecutive days (shifts may be 4, 8 or 12 hours long)
  • Willing to complete 3.5 hours of virtual self-paced training required for position
  • Ability to read, write, and follow verbal and written instructions in English

Time Commitment:

  • Local/Regional: Shift work determined by the scale of the relief operation; a minimum requirement of 8-12 hours per day during the disaster relief operation for multiple, consecutive days.
  • Beyond region: Minimum of 14 days working 8- or 12-hour shifts

Training Requirements:

See the Disaster Responder Training Requirements document for current training requirements for Shelter Service Associate (MC/SH/SA).

Stipend ProvidedFalse

Training ProvidedFalse

Housing AvailableFalse

Language/Cultral Support AvailableFalse

Wheelchair AccessibleFalse

Fee RequiredFalse

Fee Amount: None

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Mission Statement

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Description

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Disaster Relief
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WHERE

Santa Barbara, CA 93105

(34.4469,-119.743)
 

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