Disaster Volunteers

Date: Ongoing

Organized By: American Red Cross - Nebraska, Kansas and SW Iowa region

State: NE

Contact: KSNESWI.volserve@redcross.org
Michael Fleming, 4026995652
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Every year, victims of nearly 64,000 disasters rely on the American Red Cross for immediate help and more than 385,000 people attend a Red Cross disaster preparedness or education presentation. Every day, the Red Cross needs to collect more than 13,000 blood donations to meet the needs of patients across the country. Each year, the Red Cross provides nearly 391,000 services to military members, veterans and their families.

Disaster Volunteers help the American Red Cross bring help and hope to people in need. Join us and make a difference in your community. Be a hero. Volunteer today as a Disaster Services volunteer. Disaster Services is filled with many opportunities for you to find your right fit, bellow is a few examples:

Preparedness:
- Smoke Alarm Install Team-The Red Cross is looking for individuals to form a smoke alarm installation team. Teams of three go into the community and install free smoke alarms. Training. tools and supplies are provided. The team includes an installer, a recorder, and an educator. Do some good in your community.

- Pillowcase Projects- Teaching children on different hazards (Fires, tornadoes, hurricanes) and how to cope.

Response:
- Disaster Response- You can train and specialize to respond to local and national disasters in mass feeding, bulk supply distribution, and more.
- Shelter volunteers: assist in setting up and running shelters for those who have no place go.

Recovery:
- Disaster Mental Health- Calling all licensed mental health professionals! The Red Cross is looking for volunteers to join our Disaster Mental Health (DMH) Team. DMH volunteers provide compassionate care to victims and fellow Red Cross volunteers following disasters. Whether it is providing coping & recovery tips or lending a listening ear, DMH volunteers help people on whatメs often the worst day of their lives.

- Casework- help navigate the world of needs and matching assistance to those who are facing the unimaginable.

Workforce and Administrative:
- Workforce Engagement Team Members- The Disaster Workforce Engagement team is responsible for ensuring onboarding, engagement, development, retention, and recognition are provided to the volunteer workforce within Disaster Cycle Services. Projects may include but are not limited to conducting volunteer interviews, updating profiles in Volunteer Connection, recognition activities, analyzing reports/data, scheduling volunteers, etc.

- Lead positions: If you love working with people, technology and you love working to transform others into leaders with countless other ways you can support disasters モbehind the scenesヤ with planning, logistics or volunteer management.

Skill Desired: Medical/Health, Education/Training, Information Technology, Web Site/Application Development, Spanish Language, Social Media/Digital Marketing, Project Management, Accounting

Matching Interests: Volunteering from Home, Outdoors, Indoors, Relevant Experience Appreciated, Handicap accessible, Seniors, Veterans & Military Families, Immigrants & Refugees, Health & Wellness, Environment, Emergency & Safety, Education & Literacy, Disaster Relief, Computers & Technology, Community, Children & Youth

This volunteer listing is provided by AARP's Create the Good. Visit Create The Good to search more volunteer opportunities or post your own opportunity.

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