HONOLULU, HI- May 10, 2019: Hurricane Season officially begins June 1, and the Hawaii Red Cross is in need of more volunteers to work in shelters, conduct damage assessment and assist with logistics, especially with movement of supplies. Volunteers will be asked to be on-call for storms that threaten Hawaii and to sign up for shift work. Training is provided free of charge to all volunteers.
If you are interested in becoming a Red Cross volunteer, the first step is to register online by going to redcross.org/hawaii, clicking on ‘Volunteer’ and then following the steps for “applying to become a Red Cross volunteer”. Once applications are completed through the Volunteer Connection system, the Red Cross will contact interested individuals to sign up for training.
From hurricanes to house fires, the Red Cross responds to disasters statewide every 4 days. Over 95% of their services are provided by volunteers. The Hawaii Red Cross is always looking for people with various backgrounds, talents and skills to assist with all facets of disaster relief, and continually recruits, trains and mobilizes volunteers to help those in need.