Canadian Red Cross (Emergency Management Responder)

Organization Name: Canadian Red Cross
Opportunity Title: Emergency Management Responder
Category: Social and Community Service
Commitment: Ongoing Opportunity (> 1 year)
Start Date: May 14, 2024
End Date: December 31, 2030

Email: robert.doyle@recross.ca
Website: http://www.redcross.ca
Details:
  • Background/police check required
  • Appropriate for volunteers aged between 18 and 55
  • Appropriate for volunteers aged 55 and over
  • Training or orientation required
Opportunity Description:

Disasters now endanger more Canadians and cause more devastation than ever before. Whenever they do, the Canadian Red Cross is prepared to help and ready to respond.

As a volunteer in this role, you will: 

Work with a small team of trained responders, you will support clients affected by smaller disaster events such as house fires;

This support will include assessing their short-term needs, providing access to immediate services such as shelter, food, clothing;

Your compassion and caring for those affected will help them focus on the next steps and recovery;

When not responding, you will help your team remain prepared and may get involved with community disaster preparedness initiatives that reduce the impact of disasters in your community; and

You are willing to assist people in need in your community and you are able to take periodic on-call shifts.

You bring these essential talents: 

Compassion and empathy;

Strong verbal communication and client relations skills;

Ability to work independently and to collaborate in a team environment; and

Contributes to a healthy and safe working environment.

 

All necessary training is provided.

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