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Emergency Management Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: Canadian Red Cross

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 8 people are interested

Region: Across Canada

Volunteer opportunity conditions:

  • Location: in-person and/or virtual. The majority of preparedness and response work is performed in the community, in an office environment or through virtual means such as by telephone or video conference
  • Regions / or cities: Across Canada.
    • Please note that we are currently NOT Recruiting for this Emergency Management Responder role in these areas:
      • ONTARIO: Toronto Area, Mississauga, Brampton, and Caledon.
      • BRITISH COLUMBIA: Vancouver Lower Mainland and Southern Vancouver Island
  • Minimum age: 18 years or older.
  • Minimum volunteer hours /period: Ideally you have the ability to volunteer during regular hours and/or during non-traditional hours (evenings and weekends), accept an on-call shift rotation and/or respond to unplanned emergency/disaster related requests periodically. Hours will vary by location and frequency of response activity
  • The potential exists for responding in disaster areas, as well as difficult conditions. If working at a response site, health and safety considerations will be outlined prior to the assignment
  • You can identify a preference to respond in your local community and/or outside of your community.
  • In exceptional circumstances, our volunteers may be offered the opportunity to deploy away from home to a large-scale response in their province or in Canada, as required and available, anywhere from 7 to 21 days.
  • Specific requirements: Enhanced Police Information Check

You want to make a difference? Embrace the journey of the Canadian Red Cross (CRC) to support communities in need.

Emergency Management Teams across Canada are looking for volunteers to be a part of their mission. Because of our wide-reaching network of highly trained volunteers, Canadians who have found themselves impacted by disaster big and small, are able to turn to the Canadian Red Cross for relief and support.

As a volunteer in this role, you will:

  • Work collaboratively as part of an experienced team of trained EM volunteers and respond to emergencies in your community, or province or across Canada according to your schedule and availability
  • Learn about Red Cross assistance including emergency shelter, clothing, food, personal services, registration, family reunification and safety and wellbeing requirements
  • Assess needs with those affected by an emergency event and provide approved goods and services
  • Support the wellbeing of beneficiaries by providing care, comfort and referrals to partner agencies and other community-based groups for services
  • Prepare, inventory and manage response supplies to ensure they are stocked and ready
  • Contribute to the overall health, safety and security of the team you work with
  • Participate in Red Cross team building, training, planning and readiness exercises
  • Contribute to community-based risk reduction and emergency preparedness activities
  • Apply for leadership roles to supervise, mentor and lead other EM volunteers and manage the delivery of required services

You bring these essential talents:

  • Commitment - to the Fundamental Principles of the Red Cross Movement and the core competencies of team excellence, service excellence, accountability and results focused
  • Customer Service Skills - dedicated to supporting those affected by emergencies
  • Language fluency - to deliver services in English or French; additional languages are an asset
  • Communication skills - attuned to supporting with active listening and the ability to explain and confirm understanding
  • Attention to detail - when making notes, maintaining logs, completing forms, providing statistics and tracking financial disbursements
  • Computer use - including the ability enter data into a database or spreadsheet and use email
  • Teamwork values - sharing information, helping team members, respectful of diversity, approachable, building relationships
  • Ability to remain calm during a crisis - express empathy, remain focused and respond decisively.
  • Dependable and reliable

At the Canadian Red Cross, our volunteers are catalysts for hope, dedicated to embodying our core principles while collectively creating a transformative, life-changing impact in communities nationwide.

By joining us as a volunteer, you will immerse yourself in a vibrant network of passionate individuals, fostering personal growth, gaining experience as well as an invaluable sense of purpose, and profound satisfaction of positively shaping lives across our diverse and resilient nation.

We are devoted to cultivating an open, diverse, inclusive and barrier-free volunteering environment, ensuring that everyone can contribute and thrive in our community.

At this time, the CRC has temporarily suspended our Covid-19 vaccination policy and does not require but continues to strongly encourage full vaccination of all our personnel. A satisfactory Enhanced Police Information Check or equivalent is mandatory for all personnel volunteering or working with the CRC.

Please Apply HERE: Emergency Management Volunteer - Canadian Red Cross

More opportunities with Canadian Red Cross

No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

About Canadian Red Cross


400 Cooper Street, Suite 8000, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 2H8, CA

Mission Statement

We help people and communities in Canada and around the world in times of need and support them in strengthening their resilience. The Canadian Red Cross has a long history of innovating and adapting to become whatever our country needs at that moment in time.


Committed to enhancing lives of the world's most vulnerable, the Canadian Red Cross offers humanitarian aid in Canada and around the world. First established in 1909, we are part of the largest global humanitarian network, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.


Disaster Relief
Emergency & Safety
Community, Disaster Relief, Emergency & Safety


We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


  • Disaster Relief Care & Shelters
  • Safety & Disaster Education
  • Disaster Response
  • Multi-Tasking
  • People Skills
  • Project Management


  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18

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