Opportunity Details

Civic & Community

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

Disaster Response Shelter Workers

National and Local Disaster Response Volunteers Needed
To become a volunteer, please complete an online application: https://www.redcross.org/local/colorado/volunteer.html

 

SHELTER HELP NEEDED

The American Red Cross has a special need for volunteers to support sheltering efforts. Because of COVID-19, the Red Cross is placing those needing a safe place to stay in emergency hotel lodging when possible. If hotel stays aren’t possible, then the Red Cross will open traditional shelters. To help keep people safe, we have put in place additional precautions and developed special training for our workforce. Stepping up to volunteer in a shelter is an easy way to give back to your community. The different roles would include vital tasks such as to help staff shelter reception, registration, feeding, dormitory, information collection and other vital tasks to help those we serve. We have both associate and supervisory level opportunities available.

 

HEALTH SERVICES SUPPORT NEEDED

The American Red Cross has a special need for support from people who are an RN, LPN, LVN, APRN, NP, EMT, paramedic, MD/DO or PA with an active, current and unencumbered license. Volunteers are needed in shelters to help assess people’s health. Daily observation and health screening for COVID-19-like illness among shelter residents may also be required. RNs supervise all clinical tasks.

More locally, roles are also available for Certified Nursing Assistants, Certified Home Health Aides, student nurses and medical students. We need volunteers who can provide care as delegated by a licensed nurse in shelters. This could include assisting with activities of daily living, personal assistance services, providing health education and helping to replace medications, durable medical equipment or consumable medical supplies.

 

Be sure to review the CDC guidance for people who are at higher risk for severe illness, consult your health care provider and follow local guidance. Our number one priority is the health and safety of our employees, volunteers and the people we serve.

 

For more information, contact: Carrie Kemp, Volunteer Recruitment Manager
carrie.kemp@redcross.org | 720-206-4979 | www.redcross.org/colorado
 

To become a volunteer, please complete an online application: https://www.redcross.org/local/colorado/volunteer.html

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Volunteers needed through 12/31/2020

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