needs from: Volunteer Kalamazoo, a program of Gryphon Place

Volunteer: Disaster Health Services

Line of service: Disaster Services

Purpose: Disaster Health Services Responders provide health care by meeting the disaster related needs of clients and providing support to other volunteers.

Primary Responsibilities:

*Participation in chapter preparedness activities

*Support to the DAT response, shelter operations, emergency aid stations, outreach activities, and casework and recovery planning during a disaster relief operation

*Disaster Health Services workers with a Registered Nurse (RN) or physician license are responsible for acting as chapter health reviewers and acting as Staff Wellness workers during a disaster relief operation

Time Commitment/Availability: Varies depending on local disaster events; minimum 8-hours per month 

Contact: Natalie McIntyre, natalie.mcintyre@redcross.org 

Keywords: disaster, health, services, red cross 

Skills: communication, teamwork, crisis, transportation

 

Application instructions:

Apply to volunteer with the Red Cross at the following link: http://rdcrss.org/1jwIkp1 Click apply now and create an account in Volunteer Connection. Complete the volunteer orientation modules. Concurrently, you will need to consent to a background check. When all that's completed, we'll call you for an intake interview, and place you in the need of ours that fits your interests and skills best!

Training: Training will be provided to interested volunteers.

Agency: American Red Cross | Southwest Michigan
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Zip Code: 49009
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Community Engagement Volunteer

Line of service: Volunteer Services

Purpose: Represent the Red Cross at community events informing the public about the Red Cross, their work in the community, and how to get involved.

Primary responsibilities:

*Represent the Red Cross at expos, fairs, and other events

*Engage and share preparedness information with the public

*Recruit new volunteers

*Become knowledgeable about the Red Cross, local programs, services, and key contacts

Time Commitment/Availability: Flexible; depends on need.

Application instructions Apply to volunteer with the Red Cross at the following link: http://rdcrss.org/1jwIkp1 Click apply now and create an account in Volunteer Connection. Complete the volunteer orientation modules. Concurrently, you will need to consent to a background check. When all that's completed, we'll call you for an intake interview, and place you in the need of ours that fits your interests and skills best!

Training: Training will be provided to interested volunteers.

Contact: Natalie McIntyre, natalie.mcintyre@redcross.org

Keywords: Communication, community outreach, engagement, recruitment, events

Skills: Event help, recruitment, communication

Agency: American Red Cross | Southwest Michigan
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 49009
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Preparedness Educator

Line of service: Disaster Services

Purpose: Assist the Red Cross in delivering its mission by educating community members, organizations, and agencies on how to prevent and prepare for emergencies

Primary responsibilities:

*Distribute preparedness information packets at community events

*Promote and conduct Disaster Education presentations in the community, involving public speaking, booth support, or a combination of the two

*Continue training and education on a regular basis to keep presentation skills and knowledge base current

Time Commitment/Availability: Scheduled as needed.

Application instructions Apply to volunteer with the Red Cross at the following link: http://rdcrss.org/1jwIkp1 Click apply now and create an account in Volunteer Connection. Complete the volunteer orientation modules. Concurrently, you will need to consent to a background check. When all that's completed, we'll call you for an intake interview, and place you in the need of ours that fits your interests and skills best!

Training: Training will be provided to all interested volunteers.

Contact: Natalie McIntyre, natalie.mcintyre@redcross.org

Keywords: Emergency, prepare, prevent, community, help, disaster, education

Skills: Communication, public speaking

Agency: American Red Cross | Southwest Michigan
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 49009
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: MEPS (Military Entrance Processing Station) Family Contact

Line of service: Services to Armed Forces

Purpose: The Red Cross provides support and services to military members and their families. Provide support as a family contact to recruits and families after MEPS processing and/or pre-deployment events.

Primary responsibilities:

*Email or phone military families to provide Red Cross preparedness information and referral services.

*May work from home; computer/internet access may be required.

Time Commitment/Availability: Flexible; hours vary

Application instructions Apply to volunteer with the Red Cross at the following link: http://rdcrss.org/1jwIkp1 Click apply now and create an account in Volunteer Connection. Complete the volunteer orientation modules. Concurrently, you will need to consent to a background check. When all that's completed, we'll call you for an intake interview, and place you in the need of ours that fits your interests and skills best!

Training: Training will be provided to all interested volunteers.

Contact: Natalie McIntyre, natalie.mcintyre@redcross.org

Keywords: Community, outreach, military, family

Skills: Communication, presentation skills

Agency: American Red Cross | Southwest Michigan
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 49009
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: Home Fire Campaign Volunteer

Line of service: Disaster Services

Purpose: The American Red Cross Disaster Cycle Services (DCS) launched the Home Fire Preparedness Campaign in October 2014. Its goal is to reduce the rate of deaths and injuries due to home fires by 25 percent over 5 years. This position exists primarily to notify residents in the neighborhoods targeted for an upcoming smoke alarm installation event. Save lives by helping the Red Cross install home smoke alarms in at-risk homes!

Primary responsibilities:

*Notify residents in the neighborhoods targeted for installation of the upcoming installation rally in their area.

*Leave a pre-event canvassing door hanger with rally information and fire safety information at each home visited.

*With further training, may respond to request and install smoke detectors in area homes

Time Commitment/Availability: 5-10 hours per weekend. Flexible scheduling.

Application instructions Apply to volunteer with the Red Cross at the following link: http://rdcrss.org/1jwIkp1 Click apply now and create an account in Volunteer Connection. Complete the volunteer orientation modules. Concurrently, you will need to consent to a background check. When all that's completed, we'll call you for an intake interview, and place you in the need of ours that fits your interests and skills best!

Training: Training will be provided to all interested volunteers.

Contact: Natalie McIntyre, natalie.mcintyre@redcross.org

Keywords: Fire prevention, safety education, community outreach

Skills: communication, teamwork

Agency: American Red Cross | Southwest Michigan
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 49009
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: Recruitment Volunteer

Line of service: Volunteer Services

Purpose: Assist the volunteer management team to implement recruitment efforts in the regional area.

Primary responsibilities:

*Assists with recruitment of prospective volunteers

*Promotes volunteer opportunities at community outreach events

*Recruits current volunteers for new opportunities and leadership positions

Time Commitment/Availability: 5 to 10 hours per month

Application instructions Apply to volunteer with the Red Cross at the following link: http://rdcrss.org/1jwIkp1 Click apply now and create an account in Volunteer Connection. Complete the volunteer orientation modules. Concurrently, you will need to consent to a background check. When all that's completed, we'll call you for an intake interview, and place you in the need of ours that fits your interests and skills best!

Training: Training will be provided to interested volunteers.

Contact: Natalie McIntyre, natalie.mcintyre@redcross.org

Keywords: Recruit, community, support, volunteers

Skills: Communication, networking

Agency: American Red Cross | Southwest Michigan
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 49009
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: Recognition Volunteer

Line of service: Volunteer Services

Purpose: Support the effort to celebrate volunteers and their great work through events and creative engagement.

Primary responsibilities:

*Support recognition lead with planning and implementing recognition events

*Assist with in-kind donation requests and on-going recognition opportunities

*Promote volunteer engagement and appreciation at events

Time Commitment/Availability: Flexible; varies.

Application instructions Apply to volunteer with the Red Cross at the following link: http://rdcrss.org/1jwIkp1 Click apply now and create an account in Volunteer Connection. Complete the volunteer orientation modules. Concurrently, you will need to consent to a background check. When all that's completed, we'll call you for an intake interview, and place you in the need of ours that fits your interests and skills best!

Training: Training will be provided to interested volunteers.

Contact: Natalie McIntyre, natalie.mcintyre@redcross.org

Keywords: Communication, engagement, volunteer, events, recognition

Skills: Communication, community outreach

Agency: American Red Cross | Southwest Michigan
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 49009
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: Public Affairs Volunteer

Purpose: Use your media skills to help the Red Cross tell its story. Red Cross public affairs volunteers are a part of a professional volunteer team that develops and delivers the Red Cross story through various media outlets.

Primary responsibilities:

*Respond to assigned media requests

*Act as media spokesperson for the Red Cross on the scene of local disasters, as directed by Chapter

*Provide media with information through press releases or social media

*May required some media relations or communication education and/or experience

Time Commitment/Availability: Flexible; depends on need.

Apply to volunteer with the Red Cross at the following link: http://rdcrss.org/1jwIkp1 Click apply now and create an account in Volunteer Connection. Complete the volunteer orientation modules. Concurrently, you will need to consent to a background check. When all that's completed, we'll call you for an intake interview, and place you in the need of ours that fits your interests and skills best!

Training: Training will be provided to all interested volunteers.

Contact: Natalie McIntyre, natalie.mcintyre@redcross.org

Keywords: Communication, media relations, public affairs, spokesperson, interviews 

Agency: American Red Cross | Southwest Michigan
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 49009
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Restoring Family Links Outreach

Line of service: International Services

Purpose: The purpose of this position is to expand service delivery to clients who have been separated from family members due to armed conflict, migration, disasters, or other humanitarian emergencies.

Primary responsibilities:

*Help spread information on services to the community

*Develop new volunteer and community contacts

*Effectively serve all clients and partners

Time Commitment/Availability: 1-3 hours per week

Application instructions Apply to volunteer with the Red Cross at the following link: http://rdcrss.org/1jwIkp1 Click apply now and create an account in Volunteer Connection. Complete the volunteer orientation modules. Concurrently, you will need to consent to a background check. When all that's completed, we'll call you for an intake interview, and place you in the need of ours that fits your interests and skills best!

Training: Training will be provided to all interested volunteers.

Contact: Natalie McIntyre, natalie.mcintyre@redcross.org

Keywords: Family, disaster, international

Skills: Communication, presentation skills

Agency: American Red Cross | Southwest Michigan
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 49009
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Client Assistant Activator

Line of service: Disaster Services

Purpose: The Red Cross provides assistance to those affected by fire, severe weather, and other disasters. Assist those affected by disasters in your community.

Primary responsibilities:

*Provide resource support to disaster action team

*May work from home; computer/internet access required

Time Commitment/Availability: Choose your availability on a rotation schedule.

Application instructions Apply to volunteer with the Red Cross at the following link: http://rdcrss.org/1jwIkp1 Click apply now and create an account in Volunteer Connection. Complete the volunteer orientation modules. Concurrently, you will need to consent to a background check. When all that's completed, we'll call you for an intake interview, and place you in the need of ours that fits your interests and skills best!

Training: Training will be provided to all interested volunteers.

Contact: Natalie McIntyre, natalie.mcintyre@redcross.org

Keywords: Disaster, recovery, team, alleviate, help, community, leadership

Skills: communication, teamwork

 

Agency: American Red Cross | Southwest Michigan
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 49009
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Emergency Services Dispatch

Line of service: Disaster Services

Purpose: The Red Cross provides assistance to those affected by fire, severe weather, and other disasters. Assist those affected by disasters in your community.

Primary responsibilities:

*Dispatch DAT members on evenings, overnight, and weekends

*May work from home

Time Commitment/Availability: Choose your availability on a rotation schedule.

Application instructions Apply to volunteer with the Red Cross at the following link: http://rdcrss.org/1jwIkp1 Click apply now and create an account in Volunteer Connection. Complete the volunteer orientation modules. Concurrently, you will need to consent to a background check. When all that's completed, we'll call you for an intake interview, and place you in the need of ours that fits your interests and skills best!

Training: Training will be provided to all interested volunteers.

Contact: Natalie McIntyre, natalie.mcintyre@redcross.org

Keywords: Disaster, dispatch, recovery, team, alleviate, help, community, leadership

Skills: communication, teamwork

Agency: American Red Cross | Southwest Michigan
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Zip Code: 49009
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: Disaster Action Team (DAT) member

Line of service: Disaster Services

Purpose: The Red Cross provides assistance to those affected by fire, severe weather, and other disasters. Become a Disaster Action Team member. Assist those affected by disasters in your community.

Primary responsibilities:

*Provide timely response to disasters and assist those affected

*Respond to disaster scenes as assigned by Team Leader within two hours

*Meet the needs of those affected by disasters such as the need for shelter and food by providing Red Cross services · Complete forms related to services provided

*Provide referrals to other agencies

*Communicate to Team Leader about availability and readiness on a regular basis

Time Commitment/Availability: Choose your availability on a rotation schedule.

Application instructions Apply to volunteer with the Red Cross at the following link: http://rdcrss.org/1jwIkp1 Click apply now and create an account in Volunteer Connection. Complete the volunteer orientation modules. Concurrently, you will need to consent to a background check. When all that's completed, we'll call you for an intake interview, and place you in the need of ours that fits your interests and skills best!

Training: Training will be provided to all interested volunteers.

Contact: Natalie McIntyre, natalie.mcintyre@redcross.org

Keywords: disaster, action, team, DAT, red cross, alleviate, help

Skills: communication, teamwork, crisis, transportation

Agency: American Red Cross | Southwest Michigan
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 49009
Allow Groups: Yes