Volunteer Opportunities

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Disaster Services

Shelter Operations
Provide shelter services to clients who have been affected by a disaster and have no place to stay. There are different roles volunteers can play during a shelter operation depending on their interest.

Emergency Response Vehicle (ERV) Operations
Volunteers visit affected neighborhoods distributing essential items after a disaster in Emergency Response Vehicles (ERVs). These items could be: meals, beverages, disaster kits, tarps, comfort kits, and cleanup kits. Occasionally, we even provide mobile Client Casework centers out of ERV units.

Client Casework
Volunteers identify and meet immediate disaster-related needs through emergency assistance. This can include items such as food, clothing, medical needs and more. Often the caseworkers coordinate with area non-profit partners to help provide as much assistance as possible.

Health Services
Health professionals provide Red Cross Health Services at the chapter or on a disaster relief operation. They also support chapter operations for events such as Health Fairs and Flu/ Pneumonia Vaccination Clinics.

Mental Health Services
Volunteers provide mental health services at the chapter or on a disaster relief operation. They identify and meet the disaster-related mental health needs of our clients. Mental Health Counselors also work with military personnel and their families to provide support before, after and during deployments.

Service to the Armed Forces (SAF)

Barksdale Air Force Base
The American Red Cross has a large group of volunteers on Barksdale Air Force base that support base operations, particularly in the 2d Medical Group pharmacy. These volunteers work in a variety of capacities and are scheduled for regular hours each week. Interested persons must have access to Barksdale.

Communication & Marketing

Social Media
Build awareness of chapter activities through social media tools such as Twitter, Facebook, etc.

Displays & Exhibits
Represent the American Red Cross at events requesting a Red Cross presence. Types of events may include Safety Days, Yellow Ribbon Events/ Family Days for the Military, community health fairs, and more.

Other Opportunities

ARC Chapter Support
Administrative duties are available in all our department.