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Opportunity Details

Disaster & Emergency Services

Age Minimum (with Adult): 18+, Minimum Age:18+

American Red Cross Seasonal Readiness Volunteer (Shelter Worker)

American Red Cross Gold Country Region is looking for Seasonal Readiness Volunteers who can deploy to disaster shelters during the pandemic over this wildfire season. Volunteers who are trained and signed up with ARC are background checked, trained, and ready to roll out if called.

Shelter Worker Volunteers is a temporary position to work in person in a Red Cross shelter before, during, and/or after a disaster event. They are necessary for completing tasks in shelter operations and provide assistance to disaster clients. They will support day-to-day activities within the shelter including reception, registration, feeding, dormitory, information, and other tasks within a shelter.

Shelter Workers must be
1. Willing to deploy at least once this wildfire season to a shelter during the pandemic
2. Able to commit to at least five consecutive days for a deployment
3. Able to complete three and a half hours of online training

Shelter Workers are expected to
1. Undergo a 3 1/2 hour online training
2. Be available to deploy for five consecutive days or more, at a time.
3. Accommodate service to individuals in the shelter
4. Travel within 50 miles
5. Responder availability can be toggled on and off to accommodate life. The expectation is that you can deploy at least once this 2020 Wildfire Season.

Shift times will have a minimum of four hours up to 12 hours, depending on where and how big the disaster is.

For more information, please contact Sherilyn Bethoney at

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Volunteers needed through 12/31/2020

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