Help Your Neighbor in Their Greatest Time of Need! Join the Red Cross Disaster Action Team

Date: Ongoing

Organized By: American Red Cross

Address: Santa Barbara,
Santa Barbara, CA 93105

Contact: jennifer.samaritan@redcross.org
Jennifer Samaritan
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Disaster Action Team Member Respond to local disaster scenes to meet the needs of those affected by disasters such as providing shelter and food and other Red Cross services. Most of the 60,000 emergencies that the Red Cross responds to each year are local, personal disasters like home fires.

They may not make the news, but we know they are just as devastating to the families affected. Trained and available, Disaster Action Team volunteers are ready to respond to these emergencies, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. From offering a shoulder to cry on, to meeting any immediate needs for shelter or supplies, to connecting people with long term recovery services, our volunteers ensure that families donメt have to face tough times alone.

Disaster Action Team volunteers help local families cope with emergencies. Home fires and other disasters can occur any time, any place. As a Disaster Action Team volunteer, youメll provide emotional support, financial assistance, and information to help families begin the process of recovery. After your initial training, your shifts will include responding to emergencies within 2 hours, night or day, rain or shine, either on the scene or coordinating remotely to provide immediate compassion and care. With experience and further training you can take on leadership and response coordination roles to have a wider impact.

At the same time, youメll be developing skills that you may choose to apply to larger-scale disaster response efforts with the Red Cross. Ready to Make a Difference? Here's How to Get Started! Go to redcross.org/volunteer to complete our online application. It takes less than 10 minutes! A member of our team will get in touch. Taking the time for a personal conversation enables us to match you with a role that will be both meaningful and enjoyable. Weメll provide all necessary training to ensure you can be successful in your volunteer role.

REQUIRED TRAINING:
- Orientation to the American Red Cross.
- On the job Disaster Services Training, Psychological First Aid, and others.
- Able to respond reliably when scheduled to be on call.
- Must have a valid driver's license and/or a timely, reliable way to get to the scene. Once trained may remain active as long as desired One year, renewable.

Skill Desired: Medical/Health

Matching Interests: Outdoors, Indoors, Requires Physical Ability (for example, lift 50 lbs.), Emergency & Safety, Disaster Relief, Community

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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