Courses in sheltering, disaster assessment, and mass care and feeding were held, as will other courses designed to prepare participants to deploy to other areas of the country when needed following national disasters such as floods, hurricanes, and tornadoes.
“The Red Cross relies on volunteers to deliver our services and render assistance,” Tobin stated. “A well-trained corps enables us to not only handle local situations such as home fires and floods, but also allows us to help our neighbors across the country whenever the need arises. I guarantee you, if you volunteer with the Red Cross, you will get so much more out of the experience than you can possibly give. It’s very rewarding.”
There are many volunteer roles people can hold, from frontline disaster relief positions, to public affairs, blood drive ambassadors, and various office-related roles. Interested individuals should visit redcross.org/volunteer to see a list of current opportunities in their community.