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ORGANIZATION: American Red Cross of Southeastern PA - Headquarters

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Disaster Cycle Services Disaster Action Team (DAT) Specialist
Learn more at www.redcross.org/volunteer or by emailing Ned.Bloom@redcross.org.

Be there where and when your community needs you most!

  • Provide immediate on-scene response to local disasters.
  • Work with a team offering access to food, clothing, and shelter.

Responsibilities:

  • Respond with your team to local disasters, mostly house fires, offering care and comfort.
  • Meet on-scene with individuals and families impacted by disasters.
  • Maintain communication with team and related personnel ensuring continuity and safety.
  • Attend regularly scheduled meetings and stay current on all training.
  • Additional related duties as discussed with supervisor.

Commitment:

  • In-person county specific position available in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and/or Philadelphia Counties.
  • Customizable on-call 4-6 hour shifts which you schedule totaling 24 hours per month. 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 with your team.

Qualifications:

  • Valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, and ability to arrive on-scene at assigned disasters within two hours of initial call to meet your team.
  • Minimum age 18.
  • Access to smart phone and/or computer with ability to send/receive text messages.
  • Willingness to use/learn new technology required for event documentation.
  • Comfortable working as part of a team and taking direction from leadership.
  • Ability to read, write, and follow verbal and written instructions in English.

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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

2221 Chestnut St.PHILADELPHIA, PA 19103

(39.95285,-75.1778)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • Always on your schedule

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