ALERT!!! DISASTER RELIEF: Disaster Health MD, DO, LVN, RN, LVN, NP Volunteer Needed! (In Person)

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ORGANIZATION: American Red Cross - Riverside & Coachella Valley


The Disaster Health Services Associate provides healthcare and first-aid for clients, and in some cases, staff. Additionally, this role assesses for and responds to public health issues in Red Cross service delivery sites.

*Assess and triage the health needs of the shelter population - at the time of registration and on an on-going basis.
*Evaluate and treat client's illnesses and/or injuries per past history utilizing the ARC Health
*Services Protocols as a guideline.
*Immediately refer critical illness or injury to a higher level of care - i.e. Emergency Medical System (EMS).
*Document appropriately in accordance with HIPAA guidelines to ensure client confidentiality.
*Monitor shelter clients and staff for disease outbreaks and report to public health through Health Services Supervisor.
*Consider if current housing or shelter is appropriate for client's required level of care.
*Make appropriate community referrals.
*Refer individuals with mental or emotional health issues to Disaster Mental Health workers.
*Ensure ongoing sanitary conditions of restrooms, food service, and healthcare areas. Ensure the security of all medical supplies and equipment.
*Inform the facility manager of any safety hazards or sanitation problems.
*Arrange for replacement of emergency medication for disaster-related health needs of shelter residents in accordance with ARC regulations & policies.

Time Commitment: Flexible. Works with the Disaster Action Team (DAT) participating in an on-call system.

*Attendance in volunteer orientation and completion of all required forms (volunteer and DSHR* applications) and clear background check.
*Disaster and Client Services volunteers to register in the ARC Disaster Services Human Resource system to track all trained disaster services volunteers.
*Must be a Healthcare Professional with an unencumbered license or certification from an issuing authority in one of the following disciplines:
-Physician (MD / DO)
-Registered Nurse (RN)
-Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN)
-Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT-B)
-Paramedics (EMT-P)
-Physician Assistants (PA)
-Allied Health Workers (Case by Case Basis)
*Must be certified in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Basic First Aid by either the American Red Cross or American Heart Association. Note: Red Cross CPR and First Aid classes are free for volunteers

Training: We provide all the training!


Sign-up to volunteer today! Please email questions to Gerald Winkel, Regional Rectruitment Manager, or (951) 903-9702.

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About American Red Cross - Riverside & Coachella Valley


72559 CA-111, Palm Desert, CA 92260, Palm Desert, CA 92260, US

Mission Statement

The American Red Cross' mission is to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.


Each day, thousands of people - people just like you - provide compassionate care to those in need. Our network of generous donors, volunteers and employees share a mission of preventing and relieving suffering, here at home and around the world.

We roll up our sleeves and donate time, money and blood. We learn or teach life-saving skills so our communities can be better prepared when the need arises. We do this every day because the Red Cross is needed - every day.


Crisis Support
Disaster Relief
Health & Medicine
Crisis Support, Disaster Relief, Health & Medicine


We'll work with your schedule.


72559 California 111Palm Desert, CA 92260



  • Nursing
  • Physician
  • Physician Assistant
  • EMT
  • Disaster Response
  • Healthcare




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Time Commitment: Varies, flexible - 1-year commitment

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