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Volunteer Opportunities (Ages 18+)

Volunteer Groups

Group Volunteering

Many volunteer group activites that are either one time, short term, or long term periods are available at our chapter. Groups may choose to help at the office, our fundraisers, or at special events. Contact our local office to see how your group can help.

Response/Disaster Services

Disaster Action Team (DAT)

On call after-hours, weekend, and holidays. Trained volunteers are placed at the scene of a local disaster to provide immediate emergency services to individuals and families.

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.

Canteen Operations

Volunteers drive up and down 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.

Client Caseworkers

Volunteers identify and meet immediate disaster-caused needs by providing emergency assistance. They provide planning and assistance that addresses clients long-term needs during a major disaster.

Disaster Health Services

Volunteers deliver Red Cross Health Services at the chapter or on a disaster relief operation. They support Staff Health Services in providing health care for staff assigned anywhere on a disaster relief operation.

Disaster Mental Health

Volunteers deliver mental health services at the chapter or on a disaster relief operation. They identify and meet the disaster-related mental health needs

Presentations/Youth Programs.

Community Education - Presenters

Community Disaster Education

Teaching community groups about emergency prevention. Presentations last from 15min-1hr depending on the desired presentation length. Training and presentation materials are provided before teaching.

First Aid/CPR Presentations

Teaching community groups about how to conduct proper First Aid/CPR. Presentations last from 15min-3hrs long depending on the desired presentation length. Training and presentation materials are provided before teaching.

Masters of Disaster

Presenters make masters out of students grades K-8 in all types of disasters. This program is designed to be purchased & taught by teachers. Presenters may teach the program to show school districts how to conduct a lesson. Training and presentation materials are provided before teaching.

Red Cross Awareness

Inform the community about your Red Cross services to local groups. Presentations may last from 15min-3hrs long dpending on the desired presentation length. Training and presentation materials are provided before teaching.

Fire Stoppers

Presenters teach students about fire safety. Presentations may last 15mins-1hr depending on desired presentation length. Training and presentation materials are provided before teaching.

Scrubby Bear

Presenters teach children the proper way to wash their hands and germ prevention. Presentations may last 10mins-1hr long depending on the desired presentation length. This program is designed for pre-school through 2nd grade. Training and presentation materials are provided before teaching.

Whales Tales

Presenters teach children about water safety in, on, and around the water. Presentations vary between 10mins-1hr depending on the desired presentation length. This program is designed for students K-3. Training and presentation materials are provided before teaching.

Community Outreach Programs

Club Red

Volunteer Club Red members assist the Red Cross Chapter in Fundraising, Community Outreach, Marketing, Disasters, and Health & Safety presentations. Volunteers are seen out in the community but still do regular volunteer activities. The group meets once a month to discuss current Club Red events and activites.

Development

Fundraising/Special Events

Assist with anything that deals with organizing an event. Activities may be: auction item runner, office calling, set up, clean up, etc.

Grantwriting Intern

Assist in writing and research of potential gran opportunities available to the Red Cross.

Communication & Marketing

Ambassadors

Thought of as the face of the American Red Cross. These hand picked volunteers attend displays & exhibits, check presentations, pictures, and occasionally might speak in front of the camera.

Social Media

Build awareness of chapter activities through social media tools.

Displays & Exhibits

Present at health & safety fairs in representation of the American Red Cross. Some events even provide snacks and beverages for vendors.

Publications

Develops tangible and intangible documents for the chapter. For example: Annual Reports, Calendars, Hard Copy Newsletters, Electronic Newsletters, etc.

Photographer

Take pictures at our Fundraising/Special events.

Health and Safety Instructors

Red Cross Services Presentation

Informing community groups about our Red Cross Services.

Be Red Cross Ready

Educating community groups on how to prepare for any any kind of disaster by using the Red Cross Get a Kit, Make a Plan, and Stay Informed method.

Learning to Smile Again

Disaster Training

Office of Volunteer Programs and other opportunities

Community Outreach Associate

Recruitment Associate

ARC Chapter Support (administrative duties available in all our departments)

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