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ORGANIZATION: American Red Cross of Southeastern PA - Headquarters

  • 7 people are interested

AVAILABLE IN PHILADELPHIA AND SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES

Disaster Cycle Services Duty Officer (aka Dispatcher)
Support local disaster responses from your home!

  • Liaison with local authorities by phone and computer, serving critical communications need.
  • Dispatch and support Red Cross disaster responders.

Responsibilities:

  • Process requests from local authorities, determining if Red Cross action is warranted based on event triggers (i.e., size, scope, and type of event). All training provided, along with back-up support as needed.
  • Dispatch disaster response teams & resources and provide remote support.
  • Complete and share documentation.
  • Attend regularly scheduled meetings and stay current on all training.
  • Additional related duties as discussed with supervisor.

Commitment:

  • Virtual regional position using home phone and Internet covering Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia Counties. May work from Red Cross office if preferred.
  • Customizable on-call three 4-hour shifts per month which you schedule. If nothing happens during your window of availability, go about your normal day. But if there is an event, the expectation is you can put aside what you are doing to respond.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum age 18.
  • Access to smart phone, computer, and Internet with ability to send/receive text messages.
  • Willingness to use/learn new technology required for event documentation and support.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Comfortable working independently.
  • Ability to read, write, and follow verbal and written instructions in English.

Learn more at www.redcross.org/volunteer or contact your local Red Cross representative Ned Bloom at Ned.Bloom@redcross.org or call/text 267-634-3766.

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About American Red Cross of Southeastern PA - Headquarters

Location:

2221 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, 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

The American Red Cross offers a wide variety of volunteer opportunities -- including:

  • Biomedical/Blood Services as an Screener, Ambassador or Driver
  • Disaster Cycle Services as a Responder (locally and/or nationally) or Recovery Caseworker
  • Emergency Preparedness as a Smoke Alarm Installer or Youth Educator
  • Logistics
  • Community Outreach
  • Volunteer Services
  • Service to the Armed Forces
  • Administration
Over 90% of what we do is done and led by amazing Red Cross Volunteers! Join our team. Meet new friends. Learn new skills. Help where and when it is needed most. All based on your interests and availability.

CAUSE AREAS

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

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Always on your schedule

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