Central CA: Disaster Cycle Services Team Member (Virtual and/or In-Person)

Central CA: Disaster Cycle Services Team Member (Virtual and/or In-Person)

Each year, the American Red Cross immediately responds to over 70,000 natural and man-made disasters in the U.S., such as home fires, wildfires, hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes, hazardous materials spills, transportation accidents and explosions. There are a variety of ways you can support the effort to provide help and hope before, during, and/or after a disaster virtually or in-person! At Red Cross we work to ensure that you find a volunteer experience that fits both your interests, strengths, passions and availability.

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Locations

Central California Region

Key Responsibilities

Examples of volunteer opportunities within our Disaster Cycle Services department include, but are not limited to:
• Staffing and Workforce Engagement
• Logistics and Supply Management
• Fundraising and Donation Management
• Disability Integration
• Government Relations
• Community Partnerships
• Training and Preparedness Education
• Preparedness Event Coordination
• Operation Planning and Information Dissemination
• Admin/in-office support
• Sheltering/Mass Care
• Translators in Casework and Sheltering
• Technology/IT.

Depending on the role chosen within the department, key responsibilities may include:
• Help individuals and families with their immediate needs before, during, and after a disaster through providing emotional support, financial assistance, and information
• Work behind the scenes assist with storing and ordering supplies, tracking and maintaining Red Cross vehicles, and helping make sure our facilities are running smoothly
• In the event of evacuations due to a natural disaster, support the day-to-day activities of an emergency sheltering operation with activities such as reception, registration, dormitory, information collection, cleaning, and feeding.
• Support the staff and volunteers responding to a disaster through activities such as recruitment, intake, scheduling, and placement of new volunteers and organizations
• Complete online training curriculum (5-15 hours depending on the opportunity you select)


Watch this video to learn more about how you can help your neighbor in their greatest time of need by joining the Red Cross Disaster Action Team

 

Qualifications

  • Ability to interact effectively with culturally diverse populations
  • Flexible and willing to adapt quickly to schedule changes
  • Knowledge of Red Cross policy and resources (free online self-paced training provided)

Training

Orientation to the American Red Cross
Online and in-person training on Red Cross Emergency Response and functions (pick your function)
Training on Volunteer Connection (online volunteer database)
Ongoing and as-needed for role development

Development Opportunities

Develop into leadership roles within disaster services, but also volunteer in other service areas (ex: Volunteer Services or Service to the Armed Forces)

Length of Appointment

Volunteers should be able to commit minimum 3 months to start (training, onboarding). Volunteers can remain active in roles for as long as desired.

Time Commitment

Flexible, with a minimum 3 month commitment

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