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Disaster Action Team Service Associate Volunteers needed

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ORGANIZATION: Idealist.org

Recruiting Organization: American Red Cross of Nebraska and Iowa

Description:

Serve on a Disaster Action Team as a worker on a DAT response to provide 24-hour immediate support and assistance to individuals and families who have been impacted by a home fire or other local disaster.

  • Responsibilities
  • Works as part of an assigned team to respond to local disasters within two hours.
  • Has access to RC Care and can directly enter case data.
  • Works with on-scene lead to assess whether additional resources/support are required and communicates those needs to DAT Leadership.
  • Attends regularly scheduled team/DAT meetings as required by Chapter/Region.
  • Commits to being available during assigned shifts and communicates scheduling conflicts with DAT Leadership.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by DAT Leadership.
  • Time Commitment

· Minimum Commitment of 1 year with opportunity to renew. Training involves about 8.25 hours of coursework.

  • Qualifications
  • Demonstrated commitment to mission of the American Red Cross
  • Remains current with all required training.
  • Able to respond reliably when on call.
  • Able to follow Red Cross DAT and other related standards and procedures.
  • Ability to learn and use Red Cross systems and online interfaces.
  • Ability to work in challenging and stressful conditions such as poor air quality, uneven ground, adverse weather, etc.
  • Must have a valid driver's license and/or a timely, reliable way to get to the scene.
  • Ability to take direction from steady state and operational leadership.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills.

· Volunteers who are not vaccinated against COVID-19 may participate in Red Cross events as long as they wear a mask. All volunteers, regardless of vaccination status, must wear a mask if requested by a client. Masks will be provided at each event.

· For more information or to apply go to: https://www.redcross.org/volunteertoday

Stipend ProvidedFalse

Training ProvidedFalse

Housing AvailableFalse

Language/Cultral Support AvailableFalse

Wheelchair AccessibleFalse

Fee RequiredFalse

Fee Amount: None

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About Idealist.org

Location:

389 5th Ave, 9th Floor, New York, NY 11109, US

Mission Statement

To bridge the gap between intention and action in order to bring about social impact.

Description

Idealist is a leading online global resource for finding jobs in the nonprofit sector, as well as volunteer opportunities and graduate school programs for social impact.

CAUSE AREAS

Disaster Relief
Immigrants & Refugees
Veterans & Military Families
Disaster Relief, Immigrants & Refugees, Veterans & Military Families

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Norfolk, NE 68124

(41.2374,-96.05204)
 

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GOOD FOR

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REQUIREMENTS

  • WEEKDAYS, FEW_HOURS_MONTH

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