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URGENT HELP NEEDED FOR HURRICANE AND WILDFIRE RELIEF! Disaster Health Services Shelter Worker

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The American Red Cross of Western New York


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Full time (30+ hrs/wk)

URGENT HELP NEEDED FOR HURRICANE AND WILDFIRE RELIEF! Disaster Health Services Shelter Worker

HEALTH SERVICES SUPPORT NEEDED FOR DISASTER SHELTERS! 

If you are an RN, LPN, LVN, APRN, NP, EMT, paramedic, MD/DO or PA with an active, current and unencumbered license, the Red Cross needs your support. Volunteers are needed in shelters to help assess people’s health. Daily observation and health screening for COVID-19-like illness among shelter residents may also be required. RN's supervise all clinical tasks.

Roles are also available for Certified Nursing Assistants, Certified Home Health Aides, student nurses and medical students. We need volunteers who can provide care as delegated by a licensed nurse in shelters. This could include assisting with activities of daily living, personal assistance services, providing health education and helping to replace medications, durable medical equipment or consumable medical supplies.

***When considering volunteering, please review the risk guidance provided by the CDC, local government and your healthcare provider.

Qualifications:

  • Valid and unencumbered driver's license
  • Background check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Online training (provided by the American Red Cross for free)
  • Must be available to deploy in- or out-of-state for at least 2 weeks (14 days) at a time
  • Willing and able to volunteer in-person in a COVID-19 disaster shelter 
  • Supervisory roles require 2+ years of professional supervision experience

Hear More From a Current Volunteer! And watch this brief informational video to learn more about these positions.

HEALTH SERVICES SUPPORT NEEDED FOR DISASTER SHELTERS! 

If you are an RN, LPN, LVN, APRN, NP, EMT, paramedic, MD/DO or PA with an active, current and unencumbered license, the Red Cross needs your support. Volunteers are needed in shelters to help assess…

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Location

Buffalo, NY

How to Apply

If you’d like to browse other volunteer opportunities with the American Red Cross, follow these steps:

  1. Click the following link: www.redcross.org/volunteer 
  2. Scroll down until you see the red button marked “Find My Volunteer Opportunity”
  3. From this screen you can choose to “Search by Keyword or Title,” “Take a Short Quiz to Find Your Perfect Role,” or “Browse Volunteer Positions”
  4. After browsing a few position descriptions, select “Apply Now” for the position you are interested in. This will redirect you to our “Single Sign On” page, where you will be asked to create your username (your email address) and password under the “Create a Red Cross ID” section.
  5. Once your account is created, you can complete the remaining volunteer application steps. The system will lead you through these steps: “Read and Agree to Red Cross Policies,” “Upload Photo ID,” “Submit Your Background Check,” etc. 

If you’d like to browse other volunteer opportunities with the American Red Cross, follow these steps:

  1. Click the following link: www.redcross.org/volunteer 
  2. Scroll down until you see…

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