The American Red Cross is recruiting licensed health services volunteers on the Island of Oahu. “We need our communities prepared for disasters before they occur. One critical piece is to have trained volunteers on standby and ready to respond,” said Coralie Chun Matayoshi, CEO, Hawaii Red Cross. “Our nurse volunteers are essential in getting medications and prescriptions to those who have just lost everything in a house fire or other major disaster,” said Matayoshi. “If you are licensed or certified and can donate some time to help us help others, we encourage you to register to become a volunteer.”
The Red Cross supports a Nurse Led Model for care. Hawaii Red Cross Health Services volunteers can provide support based on the level of their professional license/certifications. To quality as a Health Services Volunteer, you must have an active, unencumbered license or certification as one of the following:
- Registered Nurse (RN)
- Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN)/Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
- Emergency medical technician (EMT)
- Physician (MD/D.O. [Doctor of Osteopathy])
Health Services volunteers should also be willing to take additional Red Cross training online and should have a computer, Internet and a cell phone.
If interested in becoming a Red Cross Health Services volunteer or have any questions, please contact the Oahu Red Cross Health Services Lead, Kari Wheeling at 808-330-2005 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Red Cross is a non-profit humanitarian organization which provides assistance to meet the immediate emergency needs of those affected by disasters. All Red Cross assistance to disaster victims is free. The Red Cross is not a government agency; it depends on public contributions to help others. Your gift supports the lifesaving mission of the American Red Cross in your community, across the country and around the world. To send a contribution, mail your check to:
American Red Cross, Hawaii State Chapter
4155 Diamond Head Road
Honolulu, HI 96816
Make a secure online donation at redcross.org/hawaii or call: (808) 739-8109.