Volunteer Opportunity

Help your local community during a disaster and volunteer in a shelter with the American Red Cross

On-site
Volunteer must be in or near Monticello, NY
New
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Published 1 month ago

Details at a Glance

Time Commitment
A few hours per month
Recurrence
Recurring
Benefits
Training Provided
Language / Cultural Support Available
Participation
Wheelchair Accessible
International Volunteers Welcome

Description

Help your local community during a disaster and volunteer in a shelter with the American Red Cross

This position supports the Regional Disaster Cycle Services (DCS) department. The Sheltering (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. Sheltering Service Associates complete tasks necessary for shelter operations and interacts with clients to ensure their needs are met. Sheltering 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.

Key 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)

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
  • Valid Driver’s License (required for Divisional and National Deployments)
  • Minimum 16 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
  • Willingness to comply with current public health and Red Cross policies

This position supports the Regional Disaster Cycle Services (DCS) department. The Sheltering (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…

Location

On-site

various locations

Monticello, NY 12701, USA

How to Apply

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