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Disaster Action Team - Grant County

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American Red Cross, South and Central Ohio


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Published 5 months ago

Recurring
Weekends
A few hours per month

Do you want to make a difference? Looking for a way to turn your compassion into action? Do you want to become the best part of someone's worst day!

Volunteer with the American Red Cross, Disaster Cycle Services Department TODAY! Disaster Action Team Members work as part of a team to provide 24-hour response to local disasters, primarily house fires, ensuring victims have basic necessities such as shelter, food and clothing.

 

Responsibilities include:

  • Willingness to support the Red Cross Mission
  • Must commit to and be available to respond on-call
  • Ensure families/individuals affected by disaster have their immediate needs met
  • Be cooperative and professional when working with teammates, clients and first responders
  • As directed by Team Leaders, conduct client interviews, assess damage in homes and provide resources such as teddy bears and comfort kits to clients

 

Qualifications include:

  • Able to communicate between email and telephone
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Have reliable transportation
  • Ability to provide one-on-one support to persons in crisis
  • Willing to respond as needed in challenging conditions (all weather types, long hours, stressful environments)
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to interact with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Maintain confidentiality

 

Training is provided at no cost. The Red Cross asks that Disaster Action Team Members provide 24 hours of service a month in the form of two 12-hour on call shifts - this may vary based on demand and location. However, in all location volunteers register to volunteer online and pick the shifts that work with their schedules.

If interested you can apply by visiting, https://www.redcross.org/volunteer, scrolling down the page and clicking on the blue "Apply Now" words. Just follow the directions from there to complete the application and background check.

 

For question please contact Andy Guidugli, Volunteer Recruitment Specialist at andrew.guidugli@redcross.org or at 513-484-7961.

Do you want to make a difference? Looking for a way to turn your compassion into action? Do you want to become the best part of someone's worst day!

Volunteer with the American Red Cross, Disaster Cycle Services Department TODAY! Disaster Action…

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Location

Williamstown, KY

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