Lead: Disaster Volunteer Partner - Glendale * Arcadia * Pomona * San Gabriel Valley

Lead: Disaster Volunteer Partner - Glendale * Arcadia * Pomona * San Gabriel Valley

This position supports the Regional Disaster Cycle Services department. A Volunteer Partner serves as a peer and confidante working collaboratively with the Disaster Program Specialist, Disaster Program Manager or Senior Disaster Program Manager to achieve Red Cross goals and objectives. Note: Functional SDPMs/DPMs/DPS' and DWE Managers and Specialists utilize regional activity leads as volunteer partners.

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Remote/Virtual Volunteer Opportunity

Key Responsibilities

Responsibilities will vary but may include:

  • Collaborate to develop and execute an implementation work plan outlining objectives, strategies, and tactics supporting Disaster Cycle Services (DCS) priorities.
  • Supports engagement and development of volunteers and volunteer leaders.
  • Key Involvement in ad hoc projects (both tactical and strategic) as and when required.
  • Build a culture that supports the Red Cross mission.


Red Cross staff, volunteers, donors and the public

Development Opportunities

  • Community advocacy and leadership
  • Relationship building
  • Enhance leadership and communication skills
  • Interact with and meet a variety of people
  • Team building with the Red Cross, volunteers and community partners
  • Expand knowledge base in humanitarian efforts and emergency/disaster response


  • Willingness to comply with Red Cross COVID-19 policies for in-person volunteer activities.
  • Enthusiastic about Red Cross mission and programs
  • Proven leadership in nonprofit or for-profit organizations
  • Cultural sensitivity to diverse audiences
  • Knowledge and understanding of Red Cross services and operations and opportunities for volunteer service
  • Work well both individually and with others
  • Relevant, complementary management and/or technical skills/operational experience
  • Strategic thinking including ability to understand and communicate the organization’s vision and mission, and process-oriented with regards to decision making and implementation planning
  • Team building, talent management, and succession planning skills to grow the organization’s capabilities
  • Relationship building skills working collaboratively with Red Cross staff, volunteer activity leads, and outside partners as needed
  • Understanding the value of volunteers and providing leadership and support to ensure volunteers are productive and have a mutually rewarding experience



  • Orientation to the American Red Cross
  • Disaster Cycle Services an Overview
  • Concept of Operations Basic
  • Concept of Operations Management
  • Concept of Operations Simulation


  • Disaster Program Management Fundamentals

Note: Additional optional coursework may be requested based on the Volunteer Partner's specific role.



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