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Assist People in the Recovery Process After Being Affected by a Disaster

American Red Cross - Missouri Illinois and Greater Ozarks


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Published 4 months ago

Recurring
A few hours per week

Be part of the team who work to aid families and individuals after being affected by a disaster.

Work with the families to develop recovery plans, accessing the full range of community and

government resources, advocacy and problem solving. Help these families bridge the gap

between what they can accomplish on their own and what is necessary to allow them to move

through the recovery process.


Primary responsibilities:

- Provide recovery support to disaster clients

- Conduct initial client interviews by phone

- Assess qualifications for direct client assistance

- Follow-up casework to guide client through recovery process

- Provide information or referrals to other community resources


Requirements

- 18 years or older

- Valid United States driver’s license

- Safe driving record

- Training provided both online courses and hands on with experienced volunteers​​​​​​​

- Virtual opportunity – computer with internet service and a phone needed

- Online application (see below for instructions)


What Our Volunteers Are Saying:

- "Since retiring, I’ve missed the client interaction. So this is so helpful to both have the

social interaction and being able to use my skills as a social worker.” ~Julia F.

- “As a student, this is such great hands-on experience in helping people through a difficult

time in their life" ~Rianna D.

- “It’s so satisfying knowing you can help someone on to the road to recovery after such a

traumatic event." ~Caitlin B.

- “Although I am unable to leave the house, I love the fact that I can help people from my

home.” – Jane D.


How to get started:

- Complete the online application at www.redcross.org/volunteer

- Or for any questions or to schedule a personal volunteer consultation contact:

Eli Aguirre, Recruitment Specialist - RecruitMOAR@redcross.org


*Missouri/Arkansas Area Focused *

If you live outside of Missouri/ Arkansas, use this link: https://www.redcross.org/find-your-local-chapter.html

Be part of the team who work to aid families and individuals after being affected by a disaster.

Work with the families to develop recovery plans, accessing the full range of community and

government resources, advocacy and problem solving…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Location

GSTL

-----, St. Louis, MO

How to Apply

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