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American Red Cross | Coos Bay, OR
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American Red Cross


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Published 5 months ago

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A few hours per month

The American Red Cross responds to an emergency every 8 minutes.

No one else does this: not the government, not other charities. From small house fires to multi-state natural disasters, the American Red Cross goes wherever we’re needed, so people can have clean water, safe shelter and hot meals when they need them most.

We respond to an average of more than 62,000 disasters every year 95% of our disaster relief workers are volunteers 90% of disasters we respond to are home fires.


Disaster Response volunteers can participate in a number of different ways: 


Disaster Action Team: Disaster Action Team members respond to local disasters (mainly house fires) and connect with the individuals to begin a casework process, guiding them on their road to recovery. Volunteers must have access to their own transportation and be willing to sign up to be on-call for 4, 6-hour shifts a month.   

Caseworker: Our Caseworkers will follow up with clients affected by disasters and assist them with connections to Red Cross and community based resources. Casework can be done remotely. Volunteers must be able to commit to 8 hours a month. 

Sheltering Volunteer: Sheltering volunteers are tasked with helping to set up and/or staff our shelter operations. As it is a sporadic opportunity, shelter volunteers can also get involved in shelter and feeding surveys. Shelter volunteers must commit to keeping their shelter training current with Red Cross standards. While there are no hourly commitments to sheltering, we ask all volunteers to complete at least 2 hours of service a month, which can be accomplished through ongoing training, attending meetings, or participating in other activities (Home Fire Campaign, Blood Drives, etc.) 

Deployment Opportunities: Red Cross volunteers have the ability to assume the roles listed above in activities outside of the Cascade Region by deploying to areas in need. To do so, volunteers are expected to complete the required GAP (Group Activity Position) training. All deployment commitments are at minimum 2-weeks long and volunteers must be able to meet the need requested. 

The American Red Cross responds to an emergency every 8 minutes.

No one else does this: not the government, not other charities. From small house fires to multi-state natural disasters, the American Red Cross goes wherever we’re needed, so…

Details at a glance

  • Remote Possible
  • Training Provided
  • Language / Cultural Support Available

How to Apply

All volunteers are required to pass a background check and upload a picture of your photo identification. If you have any questions, please email katelyn.dzialowy@redcross.org

All volunteers are required to pass a background check and upload a picture of your photo identification. If you have any questions, please email katelyn.dzialowy@redcross.org

Location

Coos County

Coos Bay, OR

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