Interested in Deploying to Help with Hurricane Response? - Shelter Serv. Assc.

Date: Ongoing

Organized By: American Red Cross of Greater Arkansas

State: AR

Stephanie Vardaman, 5015297946
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Interested in Deploying to Help with Hurricane Response

- Experts predict above-normal hurricane season; season runs June-November.
- Expectations 13-19 named storms, 6-10 hurricanes, and 3-6 major hurricanes. The Shelter Service Associates is a temporary position assigned to work in person in a Red Cross shelter.

- Work in person at a Red Cross mass care shelter before, during and/or after a disaster.
- Support day-to-day activities in reception, registration, feeding, dormitory, information collection, etc.
- Provide compassionate customer service while observing all safety protocols in a COVID environment.
- Must be 18 years or older.

- Ability to build effective relationships with co-workers and shelter residents.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills.
- Physical ability to stand and/or walk for extended periods, including climbing stairs and can lift/transport supplies up to 20 pounds multiple times per shift.
- Completion of volunteer application (including background checks) and self-paced online training.

- Immediate availability to leave within 24 hours.
- 14-day deployment.
- Red Cross covers flights and expense of one checked bag; must be able to carry everything you pack!
- Provided Mission Card (personal charge card) to cover approved expenses.

Deployment arrival: モIn processヤ with Staff Services.

Lodging: No roommates (practicing social distancing) but expect to change rooms often and/or stay at shelter.

- Focus on client; be kind, flexible, and proactive; offer and ask for help; take care of yourself and each other.

- ALWAYS represent Red Cross professionally.

How to get started:
Complete the online application at
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Matching Interests: Outdoors, Geared for 50+ volunteers, Relevant Experience Appreciated, Disaster Relief

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