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Interested in Deploying as a Volunteer to Help with Hurricane Response - Shelter Service Associate (Jonesboro)

American Red Cross - Missouri & Arkansas Region


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Published 3 months ago

Recurring
August 11, 2020
2:00pm CDT
November 1, 2020
12:00am CDT
Weekdays
A few hours per month

Description:

Experts predict above-normal hurricane season; season runs June-November.

Expectations 13-19 named storms, 6-10 hurricanes, and 3-6 major hurricanes. The Shelter Service Associates is a temporary position assigned to work in person in a Red Cross shelter.

SHELTER SERVICE ASSOCIATE - What Is It?

  • Work in person at a Red Cross mass care shelter before, during and/or after a disaster
  • Support day-to-day activities in reception, registration, feeding, dormitory, information collection, etc.
  • Provide compassionate customer service while observing all safety protocols in a COVID environment
  • Must be 18 years or older

Requirements:

  • Ability to build effective relationships with co-workers and shelter residents
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Physical ability to stand and/or walk for extended periods, including climbing stairs and can lift/transport supplies up to 20 pounds multiple times per shift
  • Completion of volunteer application (including background checks) and self-paced online training

Expectations:

  • Immediate availability to leave within 24 hours
  • 14-day deployment
  • Red Cross covers flights and expense of one checked bag; must be able to carry everything you pack!
  • Provided Mission Card (personal charge card) to cover approved expenses
  • Deployment arrival: “in process” with Staff Services
  • Lodging: No roommates (practicing social distancing) but expect to change rooms often and/or stay at shelter
  • Focus on client; be kind, flexible, and proactive; offer and ask for help; take care of yourself and each other
  • ALWAYS represent Red Cross professionally

How to get started 

Description:

Experts predict above-normal hurricane season; season runs June-November.

Expectations 13-19 named storms, 6-10 hurricanes, and 3-6 major hurricanes. The Shelter Service Associates is a temporary position assigned to work…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Training Provided
  • Housing Available
  • Language / Cultural Support Available
  • Groups Welcome
  • International Volunteers Welcome

Location

Deployed Area

Jonesboro, AR

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