Opportunity Details

Disaster & Emergency Services

Age Minimum (with Adult): 18+, Minimum Age:18+

ACTIVE WILDFIRE HELP- Disaster Shelter Volunteer

What is a Disaster Shelter Service Volunteer? We are currently in need of volunteers able to respond to sheltering needs due to the current hurricane/wildfire season during COVID-19 and following COVID-19 safety guidelines. Shelter Service Associates complete tasks necessary for shelter operations and provide assistance for disaster clients. Shelter Service Associates support the day-to-day activities within a shelter which may include working in reception, registration, feeding, dormitory, information, or other areas within a shelter.

ACTIVE WILDFIRES IN RIVERSIDE/SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY


Responsibilities:

  • Following worker safety procedures for working in a COVID environment
  • Embodying the fundamental principles of the American Red Cross in their work with clients, disaster responders and partners
  • Providing excellent client service and support the daily maintenance of the shelter operation at the direction of the assigned Shelter Supervisor
  • Using the Shift Tool during the disaster event to report availability and schedule shelter shifts
  • Completing the required virtual self-paced training (3 hours of training total)



Requirements:

  • Must be 18+ years of age
  • Willing and able to volunteer in person in a COVID -19 disaster shelter before, during and/or after a disaster event
  • Ability to build appropriate and effective relationships with co-workers and shelter residents.
  • Ability to support and correct performance, manage conflict and ask for help early on so that workflow and service delivery does not impact shelter residents or the shelter community.
  • 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 and/or extreme cold.
  • Climb two or more flights of stairs.
  • Speak clearly on phone and in person.
  • Work for long periods on computer and/or reading small print and/or writing.
  • Drive in daytime and at night
  • Ability to read, write, and follow verbal and written instructions in English



Time Commitment:
*MUST complete 3 hours of online training within 48 hours

Availability to sign up for shifts of your choice (shifts are 8 -12 hours long)

Volunteers can live in OC but must be able to travel to San Bernardino and Riverside County (ACTIVE WILDFIRES)



 

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Volunteers needed through 10/31/2020

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