• Shelter Help Urgently Needed (Deployment Opportunity)

    Posted: 09/18/2020

    The Red Cross has immediate needs for volunteers to help with the disasters on the West Coast (California, Oregon and Washington) and the Gulf Coast (Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida). The American Red Cross continues to deliver critical services while following Covid-19 guidelines per CDC and local health organizations. We urgently need people like you to join as a volunteer in the following areas:

    Disaster Shelter Service Associates (Disaster Deployment Opportunity)
    Duties: Will work in person in a Red Cross shelter this hurricane/wildfire season. Volunteers in this role complete tasks necessary for shelter operations and associates support the day-to-day activities which may include working in reception, registration, feeding, dormitory, information, or other areas within a shelter.
    Training: 3 hours of virtual self-paced training required

    Disaster Shelter Service Supervisor (Disaster Deployment Opportunity)
    Duties: Supervises a team of assigned workers to successfully complete tasks necessary for shelter operations and aid disaster clients. Supervisors guide and support the day-to-day activities which includes working in reception, registration, feeding, dormitory, information, or other areas within a shelter. A minimum of 2 years’ experience supervising a team of 5 or more.
    Training: 9 hours of virtual self-paced training required

    Disaster Health Services Service Associate (Disaster Deployment/Virtual Opportunity)
    Duties: Assist shelter residents with healthcare needs during this hurricane/wildfire season.
    Required Qualifications: A current, unencumbered license in at least one of the following professions: * Registered Nurse (RN) * Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) * Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) * Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)* Paramedic * Medical Doctor (MD) * Doctor of Osteopathy (DO) * Physician Assistant (PA) * Nurse Practitioner (NP) * Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN).
    Training: 4 hours of virtual self-paced training required.

    To learn more or to apply, visit: www.redcross.org/volunteertoday