The American Red Cross of West Michigan is recruiting volunteer nurses to provide direct care services to those affected by disasters like local fires and the Oklahoma tornadoes, which required 73 volunteer nurses.
A volunteer nurse within Disaster Services works with the Red Cross by anticipating, assessing, and meeting disaster related health needs. This can include responding to local disasters such as fires, working in a disaster shelter, or using health triage skills to determine the best options in Red Cross assistance. Nurses also have the option to deploy to national disasters like Hurricane Sandy or the recent Oklahoma tornadoes to assist people with medical or first aid needs.
Those interested in volunteering locally or nationally are required to go through Health Services training through the Red Cross and must be certified or licensed in one of the following:
Potential volunteers interested in helping in the state of Michigan only may have any of the above certifications or be a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) or Student Caregiver.
For more information on how to give, get trained or get involved with the American Red Cross, visit: redcross.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.