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Urgent Volunteer Disaster Position Available - Chateaugay, NY - Are you up for the challenge?

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ORGANIZATION: American Red Cross - Eastern New York Region

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Disaster Team in Action

We need more people to give their time to neighbors who suddenly need help. When families are left scrambling during disasters, our American Red Cross teams are determined to help them get through the night, then take the first steps toward recovery. That work involves coordination among many volunteers who pull together the necessary resources to respond to an emergency and follow-up for support.

Position:
Disaster Action Team Member (IN-PERSON RESPONSE)

Disaster Action Teams provide 24-hour emergency response to local disasters, particularly house fires, ensuring those affected have access to food, shelter, and clothing.

Key Roles:

  • Respond to fires, floods, or other emergency events.
  • Connect with affected families/individuals and assess their needs. Then, report back to team.
  • Enter client information into online portal.
  • Complete and regularly update Red Cross provided training.


Time Commitment:

Sign up for 6-hour on-call shift each week, standing by to respond to emergencies.

Requirements:

  • Must be 18-years of age with a valid driver’s license.
  • Comfort with computers/tablets is necessary.
  • Compassion and patience working with individuals affected by disaster.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and make decisions in a stressful environment.
  • Ability to work in challenging conditions such as poor air quality, uneven ground, and adverse weather.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively.
  • Fluency with computer systems and mobile devices.


Still have questions?

Email: joineny@redcross.org

Phone: 518-387-9441

The American Red Cross relies on volunteers just like YOU! This is a fulfilling opportunity to meet other volunteers and play a vital role in making sure every community has a disaster team ready for emergencies. If this opportunity isn't the right fit, we have many others! Connect with us through the email or phone number above! Thank you for considering volunteering. Your time can make a world of difference in someone’s life.

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About American Red Cross - Eastern New York Region

Location:

33 Everett Road, Albany, NY 12205, 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 its 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, 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 Chateaugay, NY 12920

(44.87457,-74.04943)
 

SKILLS

  • Disaster Relief Care & Shelters
  • Disaster Relief Call Center
  • Disaster Response

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Sign up for 6-hour on-call shift each week, standing by to respond to emergencies.

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