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Sebastian County - Be a Critical Part of a Local Disaster Response Team Right from Your Home

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ORGANIZATION: American Red Cross of Missouri and Arkansas

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What is it?

The Disaster Duty Officer is a lifeline to people affected by local disasters, typically home fires. Often, the Duty Officer is the first point of contact for the affected family members after a home fire or other local disaster. After taking the initial call and collecting basic information, the Duty Officer will then dispatch other local volunteers to meet the needs of clients impacted by a disaster.

Duty Officers help by phone to coordinate Red Cross volunteers to be dispatched in person to meet with those affected by a home fire. Those volunteers then give the families comfort, resources and hope. As a Duty Officer, you don’t even need to leave your home to help people; all you need is a phone, computer and internet access.

Qualifications

  • 18 years or older
  • Comfortable with computers and phones with a reliable internet connection.
  • Ability to multitask, trouble shoot and detail oriented.
  • Capable of providing steady support in a highly emotional situation.
  • Training provided both online courses and hands on with experienced volunteers​​​​​​​
  • Choose from 6 hour shifts available 24/7

What Our Volunteers Are Saying

  • "Being able to help someone in one of their greatest times of need is a feeling like no other" ~Charlie V.
  • "I may not have money to give, but I have time." ~Taylor W.
  • "It’s a wonderful feeling being able to help someone affected by a home fire, who literally, may only have the clothes on their back." ~Julie M.

How to get started

  • Complete the online application at www.redcross.org/volunteer
  • Or for any questions or to schedule a personal volunteer consultation contact:
    Kristin Pendleton, Senior Volunteer Recruitment Specialist American Red Cross
    Call or Text: 314-281-7968
    kristin.pendleton@redcross.org

Volunteer from home and make a positive impact on someone's life!

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About American Red Cross of Missouri and Arkansas

Location:

American Red Cross, 10195 Corporate Square Drive, St. Louis, MO 63132, 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

Every single day, the American Red Cross helps people in emergencies. Whether itメs one displaced family, thousands of disaster victims, or providing care and comfort to an ill or injured service member or veteran or support to a military family member or through the generosity of blood donors, providing critical blood to people in need, our vital work is made possible by people like you. It is through the time and care of ordinary people that we can do extraordinary things.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Crisis Support
Disaster Relief
Community, Crisis Support, Disaster Relief

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Fort Smith, AR 72901

(35.37046,-94.41306)
 

SKILLS

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

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 6 hour shifts, once a month, anytime of the day, anytime of the week.
  • Training will be provided (free)!

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