Be the Comfort in the Storm: Become a Disaster Shelter Volunteer! - Gem County

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ORGANIZATION: American Red Cross of Idaho and Montana


Are you willing to make a difference during times of need? Join the American Red Cross to provide in-person support in a Red Cross shelter before, during, and/or after a disaster event. Shelter Service Associates support the day-to-day activities within a shelter by completing tasks necessary for shelter operations while interacting with clients to ensure their needs are met.

Key Responsibilities:

Responsibilities vary depending on assignment, but may include:

  • Reception: Welcoming, registering, and supporting shelter clients.
  • Dormitory: Managing sleeping arrangements.
  • Feeding: Helping with meal distribution.
  • Information: Providing updates and assistance.
  • Supply: Handling and organizing supplies.


  • Time Commitment: Flexible to work shifts before, during, and after disaster events. May include consecutive shifts that are 4, 8, or 12 hours long. If interested in deploying to support larger-scale disaster events, a time commitment of 10-14 days will be required.
  • Be comfortable working with diverse populations under stressful conditions.
  • Hold a valid driver’s license (required for divisional and national deployments).

Ready to make a difference? Here's how to get started!

  1. Go to to complete our online application. It takes less than 10 minutes!
  2. Once your application and background check are complete, a member of our team will reach out for a quick screening call. This allows us to make sure this position is the perfect fit for your interest, availability, and needs.
  3. We’ll get you connected and provide all necessary training to ensure you feel supported and successful as a volunteer.

Questions? Email our team at for more information about this or other positions.

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About American Red Cross of Idaho and Montana


5380 W Franklin Rd, Boise, ID 83705, 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.


The American Red Cross, through its strong network of volunteers, donors and partners, is always there in times of need. We aspire to turn compassion into action so:

  • All people affected by disaster across the country and around the world receive care, shelter and hope;
  • Our communities are ready and prepared for disasters;
  • Everyone in our country has access to safe, lifesaving blood and blood products;
  • All members of our armed services and their families find support and comfort whenever needed; and
  • In an emergency, there are always trained individuals nearby, ready to use their Red Cross skills to save lives.


Crisis Support
Disaster Relief
Community, Crisis Support, Disaster Relief


We'll work with your schedule.


Emmett, ID 83617



  • Disaster Relief Care & Shelters
  • Customer Service
  • Disaster Response
  • Multi-Tasking
  • Problem Solving
  • Relationship Building


  • People 55+


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Flexible to work shifts before, during, and after disaster events. The hours are long, the work is hard, but the experience will change you forever!

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