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Red Cross: Wildfire Shelter Response Team Members Urgently Needed

American Red Cross Pacific Coast Chapter, CA


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Published 3 months ago

Recurring
A few hours per week

What is this role? 

Every day, the American Red Cross assists people who face disasters. Shelter response team members support local response activities to provide care and comfort to communities impacted by a natural disaster. Activities within a shelter may include working in reception, registration, feeding, dormitory, information, or other areas within a shelter. 

Why is the role important? 

Our wildfire shelter response teams are there to provide care and comfort to our communities while displaced during disasters. As wildfire season approaches, we have altered our response methods to abide by the guidelines established by our local public health departments and the CDC to best protect the safety of our clients, volunteers and staff during COVID-19. Natural disasters can strike at any moment, and we are working to prepare our communities in case that happens. 

Requirements: 

18+ years old 

Online training - 6 hours 

Attend 1 shelter team update virtual meeting per month 

Flexible availability (preferably during Wildfire season June-November) 

Maintain continuing education requirements 

Minimum of 5 days working 4-, 6- or 12-hour shifts during a two-week period during a disaster 

6 hours of online training depending on volunteer role 

 

Flexible, team player, comfort with computers, willingness to respond, ability to be on-call, passion for volunteering and serving humanity in times of need 

 

What is this role? 

Every day, the American Red Cross assists people who face disasters. Shelter response team members support local response activities to provide care and comfort to communities impacted by a natural disaster. Activities…

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Location

Ventura, CA

How to Apply

Volunteer Application Guide

How to become a Red Cross Volunteer

STEP 1 - CREATE A RED CROSS ID

Go to www.redcross.org/volunteer

Click "Find My Volunteer Opportunity”

Recommended: Take the Volunteer Role Finder Quiz Click on "Apply Now" and browse volunteer opportunities Complete the required fields to create your Red Cross ID

               2 - CONFIRM YOUR ACCOUNT

Fill in your contact information and click "Continue to Verify Contact Info" at the bottom of the page.

Choose how you would like to receive your confirmation code: via text or email and click "Send Me the Code".

   3 - POLICY AGREEMENT

Click on each of the four links to the documents to read and agree to Red Cross Policies.

After you complete this step, click the red “Continue to Background Check” button.

 4 - BACKGROUND CHECK

Upload a picture of your valid ID by clicking on the link to upload and select the file from your device. Click the red “Continue to Background Check” button.

Check and click on the links to read the required consent form. Click the red “Authorize Background Check” button.

Enter your Social Security Number in the box that appears, then click "Finish". You will then be brought to the home screen.

  

Once you finish your application, you will be contacted for a “Get to Know You” Interview.

Have Questions?

Contact us at jennifer.samaritan@redcross.org or Or call Jen at 805.350.8364

Volunteer Application Guide

How to become a Red Cross Volunteer

STEP 1 - CREATE A RED CROSS ID

Go to www.redcross.org/volunteer

Click "Find My Volunteer Opportunity”

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