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Urgent Shelter Volunteer Training in Austin - Friday 8/25/17

Red Cross volunteer helping lady in a shelter

AUSTIN, TEXAS – AUGUST 24, 2017 The American Red Cross Serving Central Texas has issued an urgent request for volunteer shelter workers and managers. It is likely that gulf coast evacuees will seek shelter in Austin, and the Red Cross needs volunteers to help work in local shelters if needed.


Just-in-time trainings are being offered for new volunteers Friday, August 25th, 2017. Potential volunteers can choose any of the following trainings to attend. They only need to attend one.


SHELTER WORKER TRAINING: For new volunteers that would like to help shelter hurricane evacuees in Central Texas. Choose one of the following training times:

Friday, August 25th, 2017

American Red Cross Serving Central Texas

2218 Pershing Drive, Austin, TX 78723

10:00 am – 11:00 am

Noon – 1:00 pm

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm


SHELTER MANAGER TRAINING: For new volunteers with any leadership experience.

Friday, August 25th, 2017

AISD Performing Arts Center

1500 Barbara Jordan Blvd, Austin, TX 78723

8:00 am – Noon


Volunteers are encouraged to visit and fill out the volunteer application before they attend the training, but it is not required; computers will be available onsite for volunteers to complete their intake process during training.


For more information, call 1-800-928-4271.


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 or join our blog at