Calling all volunteers.
The Red Cross needs you. They are searching for dedicated volunteers who can help them here in Chilliwack. Specifically, they need a Client Services Volunteer for the Health Equipment Loan Program (HELP), as well as Emergency Response Team Members, and a Disaster Management/Personal Distaster Assistance Team Responder volunteer.
The HELP volunteer will be an office-based position, with four hour work shifts Mondays to Fridays, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 a.m.
The ERT member will be assigned to deliver a specific service on site during a response, however, must know how to deliver all services at the ERT level. The person will be responsible for disaster response duties like setting up reception centres, assessing clients, providing comfort and communications. It is an on-call position, with up to three-day-long commitments locally and 10-day-long commitments out of town.
The PDA team responder ensures the delivery of quality emergency social services to people affected by personal disasters within their area. The position requires 40 hours of National Red Cross training to learn how to best support those affected by disasters. After training is completed, the member will become part of a larger response team that can be activated for both small and large-scale disasters.
All positions require a criminal record check, and may require a vulnerable sector check.
For more information on these positions, contact the Canadian Red Cross Society at BCYvolunteering@redcross.ca or visit them online at www.redcross.ca.