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Hurricane/Wildfire Disaster Response - Sheltering Volunteers - NEEDED!

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American Red Cross, South and Central Ohio


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Hurricane/Wildfire Disaster Response - Sheltering Volunteers - NEEDED!

Have you ever wanted to help during a disaster?

Do you have compassion to share?

Are you willing to travel?


Disaster Sheltering Volunteers will volunteer in-person at Red Cross shelters before, during and/or after a large-scale disasters (such as hurricanes, wildfires, flooding, etc.). They complete tasks necessary for shelter operations and provide assistance and comfort to disaster clients. 


Disaster Sheltering Volunteers participate in the day-to-day activities within a shelter which may include working in reception, registration, feeding, dormitory, information, cleaning, set-up/tear-down and so much more.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Following worker safety procedures for working in a Covid-19 environment
  • Embodying the fundamental principles of the American Red Cross
  • Providing excellent client service
  • Supporting the daily maintenance of the shelter operation
  • Following the directions of and providing feedback to the Shelter Supervisor
  • Using the Shift Tool during the disaster event to report availability and schedule shelter shifts
  • Completing the required virtual self-paced training


Qualifications:

  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Must be able to handle stressful situations
  • Demonstrates clear, concise, and effective written and verbal communication
  • Lift/carry 20 lbs. multiple times/shift
  • Stand and or sit for two-hour periods and walk for two miles during a shift
  • Walk on uneven terrain
  • Work outdoors in inclement weather, extreme heat and/or humidity or extreme cold
  • Climb two or more flights of stairs
  • Speak clearly on phone and in person
  • Basic computer skills are needed
  • Drive in daytime and at night
  • Willing to complete required virtual training, in a timely fashion
  • Understand that there may not be ready access to electricity and cell/wifi connectivity
  • Ability to sleep in a shelter situation on cots - should the need arise
  • Conflict management skills (a plus)
  • People skills and relationship building skills (a plus)


All training is provided via the internet and at no cost to the volunteer. The Red Cross takes care of expenses involved with deployments - travel, food and shelter. Deployments last 14 days. We encourage you to check with your employer, some offer paid leave to assist with disaster responses.


If you are interested in volunteering for this position and want to apply or would like more information visit, www.redcross.org/volunteertoday.


If you want to talk with a Volunteer Specialist for more information you can reach out to Becky Dungee at rebecca.dungee@redcross.org.

Have you ever wanted to help during a disaster?

Do you have compassion to share?

Are you willing to travel?


Disaster Sheltering Volunteers will volunteer in-person at Red Cross shelters before, during and/or after a large-scale disasters…

Detalles básicos

  • Presencial

Ubicación

American Red Cross, Central and Southern Ohio Region

181 North Bridge Street, Deployments can be to anywhere in the U.S., Chillicothe, OH 45601

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