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ORGANIZATION: American Red Cross, Gold Country Region

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The Youth Side of Sheltering

Every day, the American Red Cross sees the heartbreak of people trying to cope with more intense storms, heavier rainfall, higher temperatures, stronger hurricanes and more devastating wildfires.

As more people rely on the Red Cross for help, the need for compassionate volunteers has never been greater.

You can help comfort and support people who are forced from their homes due to fires, storms and other emergencies, so they don’t have to face tough times alone. Join us and turn your compassion into action by becoming a volunteer today. We are actively recruiting for these critical volunteer roles:

Shelter Support Team: During large disasters, you can 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. Free online training will be provided. If the need arises, volunteers are asked to commit to multiple local shifts of 4-12 hours each. For those able to travel outside of their local area, a commitment of at least 14 consecutive days, working 8- or 12-hour shifts is required.

Disaster Health Services Team: During large disasters, you can use your professional skills as a licensed healthcare provider to deliver hands on care and education to shelter residents. Free online training will be provided and can count towards 5.25 nursing continuing education units. If the need arises, volunteers are asked to commit to multiple local shifts of 4-12 hours each. For those able to travel outside of their local area, a commitment of at least 10-14 consecutive days, working 8- or 12-hour shifts is required. Qualified licenses include RN, LPN, LVN, EMT, Paramedic, MD, DO, PA, NP, APRN. Only RNs have full scope of practice.

Disaster Action Team: While big hurricanes and wildfires get the most news coverage, smaller disasters are no less devastating to the families affected. Most of the 60,000 emergencies that the Red Cross responds to each year are smaller disasters like home fires. As a Disaster Action Team volunteer, you can help comfort and support people in your community by meeting any immediate needs such as food, shelter, clothing or supplies and connecting them to long term recovery services. We supply all the training you need.


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COVID-19 Safety:
Safety first! Those with unconfirmed vaccinations must wear a mask for all in-person work. Masks must also be worn at all shelters.

Time Expectations: You are not expected to be on call 24/7. You should have open availability to deploy at least once this wildfire season.

Expenses: Expenses related to your deployment such as travel, food and lodging will be covered by the American Red Cross.



Thank you for your interest in serving the American Red Cross!

Please email Sherilyn.Bethoney@RedCross.org with any questions.

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About American Red Cross, Gold Country Region

Location:

1565 Exposition Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95815, 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

Each day, thousands of people - people just like you - provide compassionate care to those in need. Our network of generous donors, volunteers and employees share a mission of preventing and relieving suffering, here at home and around the world.

We roll up our sleeves and donate time, money and blood. We learn or teach life-saving skills so our communities can be better prepared when the need arises. We do this every day because the Red Cross is needed - every day.

CAUSE AREAS

Disaster Relief
Emergency & Safety
Homeless & Housing
Disaster Relief, Emergency & Safety, Homeless & Housing

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Throughout Northern CaliforniaSacramento, CA 95815

(38.59632,-121.4399)
 

SKILLS

  • Nursing
  • Disaster Relief Care & Shelters
  • Disaster Response
  • Food Delivery / Distribution
  • Food Service
  • Spanish

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Time Expectations: You are not expected to be on call 24/7. You should have open availability to deploy at least once this wildfire season. Deployments are typically a two-week time commitment. Exceptions can be made depending on distance.
  • Safety first! Those with unconfirmed vaccinations must wear a mask for all in-person work. Masks must also be worn at all shelters.

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