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Emergency Disaster Shelter Volunteers - Train Now!

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ORGANIZATION: American Red Cross

As severe weather events and large-scale disasters become more extreme, more people rely on the Red Cross for help. And the need for compassionate Shelter Volunteers has never been greater.

The Red Cross is recruiting and training emergency shelter volunteers NOW so we can be ready to serve our communities' needs when the time comes to act.

Shelter Volunteer Responsibilities:
During large disasters, volunteers support the day-to-day activities within a shelter which may include working in reception, registration, feeding, dormitory, information, or other areas within a shelter.

Volunteers can choose to support local shelters in their community or can deploy across the country to assist when disasters strike.

Time Commitment:
Volunteers will participate in year-round activities to prepare for Sheltering including training, logistics planning, and meetings. If the need arises for a large-scale disaster response (ex. hurricane or wildfire), see the time commitment below:

Local Regional Response (within 50 miles of home address): Volunteers are asked to commit to multiple local shifts of 4-12 hours each.
Beyond Regional Response/Deployment: Deployment means traveling (Red Cross arranges travel and pays expenses) to a disaster area for a minimum of 14 days working between 12-14 hour shifts. 

Apply online at redcross.org/volunteertoday; Contact amy.korb@redcross.org for more information

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About American Red Cross

Location:

2425 Park Road, Charlotte, NC 28203, 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

Vision Statement

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

The Community of Mecklenburg CountyCharlotte, NC 28203

(35.21466,-80.85992)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • The American Red Cross will cover travel expenses for volunteers deploying outside the region. Masks are required for volunteers working in a shelter regardless of vaccination status.

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