Serve Our Heroes at the 25th Annual Kern County Veteran Stand Down!!

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ORGANIZATION: American Red Cross Central California Region

California Veterans Assistance Foundation (CVAF) will be hosting the 25th Annual Kern County Veteran Stand Down on Thursday, October 10, 2024.

The Stand Down is a safe retreat for all veterans, including homeless veterans, to receive supportive services to renew their spirit, health, and overall sense of well being. The program is successful because it brings these services to one location, making them more accessible to Kern County's homeless veterans.

We need your help! We need volunteers the day before (10/09/2024) from 1 pm to 5 pm to assist with set up in addition to our volunteer needs the day of (10/10/2024) from 5 am to 5 pm. Any amount of your personal time will be appreciated. Please specify the date(s) you are willing to volunteer as well as the start and end times for each day.

Volunteers are needed on 10/09/2024 for:

  • Site set up
  • Clothing Sorting

Volunteers are needed on 10/10/2024 for:

  • Volunteer and Vendor Registration
  • Kitchen from 5 am to 11 am
  • Clothing department
  • In the park to help guide and serve our veterans
  • Clean up from 2 pm to 5 pm
  • And more............

If you have friends or family members who wish to help us, do not hesitate to give them our contact information.

If you need more information, please contact Veronique Royer at veronique.royer@redcross.org, by phone (661) 335-1035.

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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

Community
Veterans & Military Families
Community, Veterans & Military Families

WHEN

Wed Oct 09, 2024 - Thu Oct 10, 2024
05:00 PM - 05:00 PM

WHERE

3805 Chester AvenueBakersfield, CA 93301

(35.39632,-119.02345)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Any amount of your time you can give.

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