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Personal Disaster Team Reponder Volunteer - Fraser Valley

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Position description: 

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.
 

  • Condcts client needs assessment for people affected by disaster
  • 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
Deliverables/Duties: 

~~• Conducts client needs assessment for people affected by disaster
• 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: 

 

  • Completion of high school diploma and/or equivalent experience
  • Must be a minimum of 18 years of age
  • A valid provincial drivers 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
  • 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.
Role is suitable for: 
Adult
How to apply: 
http://www.redcross.ca/crc/documents/Volunteer/Application-Form-Final-ENG-26-04-13.pdf
Contact person: 
BCYvolunteerting@redcross.ca
Contact phone: 
888-995-3529
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Position start/end date:
2 Dec 2016
Time Committment:
20 Hours Total
Time of day:
Daytime, Evening, Weekdays, Weekend, Virtual
Work location:
Red Cross
3400 Lake City Way
Burnaby, BC