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Do You Thrive in Fast Pace Environments? Become a Disaster Team Member!

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ORGANIZATION: American Red Cross Central California Region

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Description:

Use your planning and organization skills to support the Disaster Cycle through preparedness, response, and recovery. Focus on logistic support and delivery of mass care activities through bulk distribution, feeding, and sheltering.

Key Responsibilities

Mass Care provides direct support to our clients through feeding, shelter operations, and bulk distribution of supplies.

· Distribute meals, snacks, and water during disaster responses

· Provide bulk distribution of additional supplies needed by clients (i.e. tarps, blankets, clean supplies, shovels, etc.)

Logistics

· Provides support to other activities which enables them to focus on service delivery. Coordinate transportation of resources in preparation for and response to disasters

· Maintain facility (i.e. shelter) agreements and conduct shelter surveys

· Maintain trailers and vehicles to ensure effective delivery of resources

· Maintain regional warehouse and coordinate large supply shipment

· Assist in maintaining and obtaining vendor contracts

Qualifications

Must meet physical capacity requirements to include:

· Bending

· Lifting at least 20lbs

· Standing and walking on uneven terrain

Mass Care

· Expectation of engagement in planning activities in addition to response activities

· Expectation to pursue training and participate in drills/exercises to help with the tasks

· Assist in maintaining and obtaining vendor contracts

· Expectation of regular commitment to one of the tasks above

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About American Red Cross Central California Region

Location:

1300 W. Shaw Ave., Ste. 4B, Fresno, CA 93711, 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

Types of volunteer opportunities may include:

Boots on the Ground -- Your role could be to respond to home fires and other emergencies in your community, conduct in-home smoke alarm installations, or working in a wildfire shelter providing safe accommodations.

Instructor/Presenter positions to deliver education programs focused on preparedness, disasters and how to "Be Red Cross Ready" to adults and youth.

Working behind the Scenes positions include Keep the Red Cross Running -- Your role could be administrative/office support, scheduling shifts for your fellow volunteers, or logistics management to ensure disaster relief operations have the necessary supplies and equipment.

Lead the Way -- "Leadership" volunteers guide our efforts, inspire our volunteers and hold us accountable to the highest standards. Your role could be to lead a small team of fellow volunteers, act as an advisor to a Red Cross Club for youth, or support local Red Cross services by joining an advisory board or the Board of Directors.

Tell the Red Cross Story -- Communications & Outreach volunteers educate the public about Red Cross services and stories in your community. By getting our message out, you'll educate people in need about how we can help, while attracting volunteers and donors to the mission.

You can make a difference today at by becoming a volunteer at redcross.org/volunteer

CAUSE AREAS

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

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

6405 Lake Isabella BoulevardLake Isabella, CA 93240

(35.62888,-118.47408)
 

SKILLS

  • Disaster Cleanup
  • Disaster Relief Care & Shelters
  • Disaster Relief Call Center
  • Safety & Disaster Education
  • Search & Rescue
  • Disaster Response

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Time Commitment Varies by project interest: commitment to projects and training can range from as little as 10 hours/month to 30+ hours/month

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