Large disasters that exceed the resources of the local chapter and its volunteers are managed and supported by the American Red Cross at a national level. Hurricanes, major flooding, tornadoes and major earthquakes generally fall into this category. Pre-trained disaster response volunteers from Northern Nevada may be deployed to assist with these efforts. Volunteer assignments for national responses last for a period of two to three weeks. Volunteers receive training and are assigned according to their specialty areas, which cover all aspects of the operation from logistics and mass care to client services to staffing, public affairs and partner services.
Interested in becoming a disaster responder? Start the volunteer orientation process today.