(RP) Citizen Preparedness Corps Presenter

(RP) Citizen Preparedness Corps Presenter

Assist in delivering the mission of the American Red Cross by educating communities to prevent and prepare for emergencies through the in-person delivery of the New York State Citizen Preparedness Corps (CPC) Governor's Training Program/Presentation.

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Key Responsibilities

This is a dynamic and fun opportunity to represent the American Red Cross and promote Disaster Preparedness Education through public speaking.

  • Deliver the New York State Citizen Preparedness Corps (NYS CPC) presentation to diverse audiences.
  • Answer questions regarding the NYS CPC presentation and provide introductions to other Red Cross services.
  • Assist in the recruitment of new educators.
  • Facilitate the orientation and training of new educators.
  • Help plan and manage Preparedness Events.
  • On occasion, will need to travel to, or phone conference with, Chapter Headquarters/Program Manager for meetings and additional trainings.


  • Must have a clear speaking voice and be comfortable with public speaking
  • Should be comfortable engaging diverse audiences of varying sizes
  • Ability to use their own mode of transportation to deliver presentation.
  • Ability to lift up to 20lbs. (materials, brochures, laptop, etc.)
  • Comfortable with technology and basic audio/visual equipment.
  • Professional appearance and friendly demeanor a must
  • Strong communication (written & verbal), problem solving, active listening and customer service skills.
  • Detail-oriented with strong ability to multi-task
  • English fluency a must; multi-lingual a plus

Time Commitment


Flexible. Approximately 4-5 hours per presentation (includes travel, setup and presentation). Actual presentation will take approximately 1 hour to present.

Volunteer should be able to commit to the required New York State training and certification process and commit to present a minimum of 1 presentation a month.

Development Opportunities

  • Be a valued member of a Red Cross program
  • Develop and practice public speaking skills
  • Learn and develop leadership skills to advance Red Cross preparedness mission
  • Once a level of proficiency has been obtained may train and mentor other educators
  • Train toward another line of service

Length of Appointment

Minimum of 6 months, renewable if volunteer wishes to renew training and continue as a CPC Educator.


Will work with various departments including Community Relations and Volunteer Services (VS).


  • Orientation to the American Red Cross
  • Disaster Services: An Overview (Online or Classroom)
  • Training povided to attain a New York State certification as a Citizen Preparedness presenter Co-present with experienced staff

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