AmeriCorps Member - American Red Cross

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Recruiting Organization: AmeriCorps - American Red Cross

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Recent graduate? Veteran? Or looking for an opportunity to explore a new career path?

Our AmeriCorps program is looking for passionate individuals who want to make a significant impact on others through public service while gaining meaningful professional experience.

AmeriCorps is a short-term, national service opportunity that involves working with non-profit agencies to meet the critical needs of communities. The American Red Cross hosts a state-wide AmeriCorps program in California that focuses on engaging volunteers, educating communities on emergency readiness, and assisting those who have been affected by disasters. Our California AmeriCorps Disaster Team (CADT) members dedicate 1,700 hours of service in exchange for leadership and professional development, a modest stipend, and a $10,000 education award.

Location: Opportunities available in the greater Los Angeles area, Orange County, San Diego, Camarillo, Fresno, Sacramento and San Jose. This is an in-person role with regional travel

Main duties:

  • Identify and conduct outreach within the communities we serve and at partner locations to recruit a diverse pool of volunteers
  • Complete and assist volunteers in navigating the onboarding process to engage as a Red Cross volunteer
  • Support communities through the delivery of preparedness presentations and home fire campaign events
  • Support the recovery of individuals impacted by local and national disasters
  • California AmeriCorps Disaster Team members are required to deploy at the behest of the California Service Commission for up to three weeks and within 48 hours (about 2 days)' notice
  • Duties may include distributing emergency supplies, staffing shelters, managing volunteers, conducting damage assessments, etc. The program covers all expenses for deployments.


Minimum Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be able to serve approximately 40+ hours per week between 9/18/2023 to 7/26/2024
  • Minimum of 18 years old
  • Able to pass a criminal background check
  • Holds a High School Diploma or GED
  • Must be a U.S. citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident
  • Possess a valid driver’s license
  • Applicants who currently reside outside of California should be prepared to relocate if selected for the position
  • Able to deploy with only 48-hour notice and for up to 3-week increments to assist with disaster response

Desirable Qualities

  • Experience working with volunteers
  • Willingness to serve outside of regular business hours, including evenings and weekends
  • Strong leadership and communication skills, capable of collaborating with diverse groups of people both digitally and in-person
  • Self-motivated and capable of managing multiple, competing priorities and deadlines
  • Team-oriented and willing to help others without being directed to do so
  • Passionate about community outreach and education to build resiliency
  • Excellent ability to navigate problems with energy and a positive attitude, flexible when priorities change
  • Process driven and able to navigate different virtual platforms/technology
  • Previous experience as a Red Cross or youth volunteer is a plus
  • Bilingual language skills in Spanish are not required, but highly desired


  • Invaluable experience with a nationally and internationally respected humanitarian organization
  • The opportunity to build your network and accrue professional development skills, including communication, project management, leadership ability and interpersonal effectiveness
  • Extensive opportunities for Red Cross and Emergency Management training
  • A bi-weekly stipend of $1,117.39 (before taxes), paid every other Friday
  • Upon successful completion, a $10,000 education award to pay off student loans or towards new education costs
  • Health care and dental coverage - we cover the monthly premiums
  • May qualify for student loan forbearance for federal student loans and childcare assistance
  • May qualify for Cal Fresh benefits (approx. $250 per month towards food)

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For more information on service through AmeriCorps, visit:

NON-DISCRIMINATION PUBLIC NOTICE: This program's recruitment is conducted without regard to race, color, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, gender, religion, or political affiliation.

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