American Red Cross - Wisconsin Region
Join the Disaster Action Team & respond to local disasters (Green County)
Company: American Red Cross - Wisconsin Region
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Location: Monroe, WI, 53566, US
Project Details

Become a Red Cross Volunteer and assist in the mission of alleviating human suffering caused by disasters. The #1 disaster the Red Cross responds to is a house fire. Disaster Action Team Volunteers train and respond to local communities immediately after a disaster. They provide emergency disaster assistance and hope to families affected by the disaster.

Responsibilities:
Respond to local disasters when activated & work on-scene with family immediately following the disaster

When activated, ability to respond immediately, often in personal vehicle

Provide disaster assistance as appropriate and outlined in the Response Guidelines

Work professionally with clients, first responders and Red Cross Code of Conduct and Confidentiality policies

Attend regularly scheduled Disaster Cycle Services Volunteer meetings

Qualifications:
Availability to respond at variety of hours with own personal transportation

Ability to respond to phone calls in a timely manner

Strong empathy skills

Able to maintain confidentiality with client information

Open-mindedness and sensitivity to diversity

Enjoy work as a team member

Basic computer & internet skills

Comfortable working in stressful situations

Able to handle multiple tasks and assess incoming information quickly

Ability to lift and carry 25 lbs

To apply, please visit: www.redcross.org/volunteer

If you have questions, please contact Sarah at sarah.luth@redcross.org or (608) 347-8791

General requirements

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Disasters can happen day & night. A disaster response can take 3-4 hours. Number of responses vary per month based on urban vs. rural geography.
  • Must submit a volunteer application at www.redcross.org/volunteer
  • Category
    Community
    Disaster Relief
    Skills Area
    Disaster Relief Care & Shelters
    Safety & Disaster Education
    Disaster Response