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The Canadian Red Cross Society
Personal Disaster Assistance Team Responder
18 yrs +
Ongoing Opportunity (> 1 year)
Varies
Now
Minimum 2 year commitment
Description of Position
The Canadian Red Cross Society, a non-profit, humanitarian organization dedicated to helping Canadians, as well as the most vulnerable throughout the world, is seeking a Disaster Management – Personal Disaster Assistance Team Responder volunteer. Reporting to the Community Planning and Response Coordinator, this position ensures the delivery of quality emergency social services to people affected by personal disasters within their area.

As a Personal Disaster Assistance Team Responder volunteer, you will take 40 hours of National Red Cross training to learn how to best support those affected by disasters. After this training is completed, you will become part of a larger response team that can be activated for both small and large-scale disasters. There are opportunities to develop your leadership skills through training and exercises and to share your expertise in key support services areas like human resources and logistics.

Key Responsibilities

Completes client needs assessment for people affected by disasters
Provides comfort kits and other direct aid as needed
Completes paperwork in a timely and accurate manner
Provides clients with referrals to partner agencies and other community based groups
Participates in preparedness activities at the community level
Completes mandatory Disaster Management training as scheduled
Attends team meetings as requested
Support communities and individuals affected by disasters
Develop technical skills and knowledge around coordination of disaster responses
Share specialized skills and expertise in human resources, finance and administration, logistics, and planning as required

Qualifications

Must be a minimum of 18 years of age
A valid provincial driver license is an asset
Be able to provide a satisfactory Driver’s Abstract
Proven customer service skills
Well demonstrated interpersonal skills
Strong written and oral communication skills
Strong organization skills
Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
Demonstrates initiative, tact, and an understanding of client confidentiality
This position requires a successful Canadian criminal record check and successful vulnerable sector check

Working Conditions

We are seeking volunteers who can commit to a minimum of two years.
Ideally volunteers will be available on an on-going basis.
We are currently seeking volunteers available to work during non-traditional hours (weekends, evenings) and/or regular business hours.
Opportunity for qualified volunteers to deploy away-from home to disaster responses in B.C. and across Canada.
Apply now to join our local Red Cross team and become a part of the world’s largest humanitarian organization, and one of our 13 million volunteer across the world.
The Canadian Red Cross Society is an equal opportunity employer.


Interested parties may submit their resumes, quoting the Posting ID DM-RP-DUN-813

The Canadian Red Cross Society
Email: BCYvolunteering@redcross.ca
Fax: 1-855-920-7112

While we appreciate all responses, only candidates under consideration will be contacted. Please note that relocation funding is not available for this position.
Contact Information
Send Email to: Red Cross
1-855-995-3529