Red Cross: Disaster Shelter Response Team Members NEEDED!

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ORGANIZATION: American Red Cross Central California Region

Disaster Relief

What is this role?

Every day, the American Red Cross assists people who face disasters. Shelter response team members support local response activities to provide care and comfort to communities impacted by a natural disaster. Activities within a shelter may include working in reception, registration, feeding, dormitory, information, or other areas within a shelter.

Why is the role important?

Our disaster shelter response teams are there to provide care and comfort to our communities while displaced during disasters. Natural disasters can strike at any moment, and we are working to prepare our communities in case that happens.

Requirements:

18+ years old

Online training - 4 hours

Attend one shelter team update/virtual meeting per month

Flexible availability

Shelter shifts can be 4-, 6- or 12-hours in our region. Opportunity to deploy outside of our area to help would require a 2-week commitment.

Contact Reyna Pearce at reyna.pearce@redcross.org

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About American Red Cross Central California Region

Location:

1300 W. Shaw Ave., Ste. 4B, Fresno, CA 93711, 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

Types of volunteer opportunities may include:

Boots on the Ground -- Your role could be to respond to home fires and other emergencies in your community, conduct in-home smoke alarm installations, or working in a wildfire shelter providing safe accommodations.

Instructor/Presenter positions to deliver education programs focused on preparedness, disasters and how to "Be Red Cross Ready" to adults and youth.

Working behind the Scenes positions include Keep the Red Cross Running -- Your role could be administrative/office support, scheduling shifts for your fellow volunteers, or logistics management to ensure disaster relief operations have the necessary supplies and equipment.

Lead the Way -- "Leadership" volunteers guide our efforts, inspire our volunteers and hold us accountable to the highest standards. Your role could be to lead a small team of fellow volunteers, act as an advisor to a Red Cross Club for youth, or support local Red Cross services by joining an advisory board or the Board of Directors.

Tell the Red Cross Story -- Communications & Outreach volunteers educate the public about Red Cross services and stories in your community. By getting our message out, you'll educate people in need about how we can help, while attracting volunteers and donors to the mission.

You can make a difference today at by becoming a volunteer at redcross.org/volunteer

CAUSE AREAS

Crisis Support
Disaster Relief
Emergency & Safety
Crisis Support, Disaster Relief, Emergency & Safety

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1300 W Shaw AveSuite 4BFresno, CA 93711

(36.80874,-119.81578)
 

SKILLS

  • Disaster Relief Care & Shelters
  • Safety & Disaster Education
  • Disaster Response
  • People Skills

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Flexible, team player, comfort with computers, willingness to respond, ability to be on-call, passion for volunteering and serving humanity in times of need

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