To meet the urgent need for volunteers who are qualified to deploy to relief efforts on the East Coast, the American Red Cross Los Angeles Region will host a two-day, in-person training that will prepare volunteers to deploy and serve in vital disaster relief roles.
Hurricane Florence Pre-Deployment Training Weekend
September 15 and 16
9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
American Red Cross Long Beach Chapter Office
3150 E 29th St, Long Beach CA 90806
This two-day training will qualify participants to deploy as disaster relief workers for roles in sheltering, feeding and distribution of emergency supplies. Individuals who speak Spanish and other languages in addition to English are especially encouraged to volunteer. Lunch will be provided both days.
- Flexible availability to deploy for at least 14 days between now and December 31
- Ability to lift 25lbs multiple times per 12-hour shift
- Valid driver’s license and comfortable driving at night in unfamiliar areas
- Comfortable living in sparse conditions in a mixed dorm with limited access to electricity
- Ability to pass a criminal background check
- Supportive of the Red Cross fundamental principles in words and actions
What to Bring This Weekend
- A notepad and pen to take notes
- Two forms of identification
- Valid driver’s license
- Copies of any professional licenses or first aid training certificates (CPR/AED and above)
What You’ll Receive
- Lunch will be provided both days
- Red Cross Volunteer Badge (issued upon successful completion of training and pass of background check)
Dozens of Red Cross workers from Los Angeles have already deployed to assist with relief efforts in the east coast and the south Pacific. There are a variety of needs during a disaster response and new volunteers are needed now.
If you are not able to travel and assist with relief efforts outside of the area, there are also many local Red Cross programs and services need your help while so many local volunteers are deployed. Click here for more information about other ongoing volunteer opportunities.
The American Red Cross continues to work around the clock to provide shelter, food, comfort and other emergency support to victims of these disasters. This vital work is made possible by volunteers who contribute their unique backgrounds, talents, and skill levels. To learn more about how the Red Cross is preparing to help people in the path of hurricanes and typhoons, click here.
For updates on Los Angeles-based volunteers deploying to assist in these relief efforts, follow RedCrossLA on social media: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram