• Shelter Volunteer

    Offer Valid: 09/17/2021 - 12/31/2021

    • The Shelter (SH) Service Associate (SA) is a temporary position assigned to work in person in a Red Cross shelter before, during and/or after a disaster event. Shelter Service Associates complete tasks necessary for shelter operations and interacts with clients to ensure their needs are met. Shelter Service Associates support the day-to-day activities within a shelter, which can include working in reception, registration, feeding, dormitory, information or other areas within a shelter.
    • Responsibilities

      Responsibilities vary depending on assignment.

      • May include providing support to one or more of the following areas within the shelter:
        • reception
        • registration
        • dormitory
        • feeding
        • information
        • supply
      • Provide excellent customer service to clients
      • Complete the required virtual self-paced training (3.5 hours of training total)
    • Time Commitment
    • Qualifications

      Required:

      • Willing and able to volunteer in person in a disaster shelter before, during and/or after a disaster event.
      • Ability to work in a continuously changing environment in which work priorities may change frequently.
      • Comfortable interacting with people from various diverse background whose lives have been disrupted and many are presenting immediate needs.
      • Comfortable working in a team environment as a frontline worker under the direction of a Supervisor
      • Ability to lift / carry 20 lbs. multiple times per shift.
      • Ability to stand and/or sit for two-hour periods and walk for two miles during a shift.
      • Ability to walk on uneven terrain.
      • Ability to work outdoors in inclement weather, extreme heat and/or humidity and/or extreme cold.
      • Ability to climb two or more flights of stairs.
      • Ability to speak clearly on phone and in person.
      • Ability to work for long periods on computer and/or reading small print and/or writing.
      • Valid Driver’s License (required for Divisional and National Deployments)
      • Minimum 18 years of age
      • Available to sign up for shifts on consecutive days (shifts may be 4, 8 or 12 hours long)
      • Willing to complete 3.5 hours of virtual self-paced training required for position
      • Ability to read, write, and follow verbal and written instructions in English