Disaster Shelter Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: AMERICAN NATIONAL RED CROSS

Volunteer in a Red Cross shelter before, during and/or after a disaster event. Sheltering Service Associates complete tasks necessary for shelter operations and interacts with clients to ensure their needs are met. Sheltering Service Associates support the day-to-day activities within a shelter, which can include working in reception, registration, feeding, dormitory, information or other areas within a shelter.

Responsibilities vary depending on assignment.

  • May include providing support to one or more of the following areas within the shelter:
    • reception
    • registration
    • dormitory
    • feeding
    • information
    • supply
  • Provide excellent customer service to clients
Qualifications:
  • Ability to work in a continuously changing environment in which work priorities may change frequently.
  • Comfortable interacting with people from various diverse background whose lives have been disrupted and many are presenting immediate needs.
  • Comfortable working in a team environment as a frontline worker under the direction of a supervisor
  • Valid Driver’s License (required for Divisional and National Deployments)
  • Available to sign up for shifts on consecutive days (shifts may be 4, 8 or 12 hours long)
  • Willing to complete 3.5 hours of virtual self-paced training required for position
  • Ability to read, write, and follow verbal and written instructions in English
  • Willingness to comply with current public health and Red Cross policies

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About AMERICAN NATIONAL RED CROSS

Location:

2600 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53233, 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

Whether helping one displaced family or thousands, providing care and comfort to an ill or injured service member or veteran, or teaching others how to respond in emergencies, it’s through the efforts of ordinary people that we can do extraordinary things.

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

Advocacy & Human Rights
Community
Disaster Relief
Advocacy & Human Rights, Community, Disaster Relief

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Sheboygan, WI 53081

(43.70131,-87.72711)
 

SKILLS

  • Disaster Relief Care & Shelters
  • Disaster Response
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Multi-Tasking
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Local/Regional: Shift work determined by scale of the relief operation; a minimum requirement of 8-12 hours per day during the disaster relief operation for multiple, consecutive days. Beyond region: Minimum of 14 days working 8- or 12-hour shifts

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