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Canadian Red Cross seeking Personal Disaster Assistance Team Responder Volunteer

Personal Disaster Assistance Team Responder Volunteer

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 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

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. Please quote Posting ID DM-RP-TRA-607 in the subject line of the
application.
Opportunity for qualified volunteers to deploy away-from home to disaster responses in B.C. and across Canada.

This position requires a successful Canadian criminal record check and successful vulnerable sector check.
The Canadian Red Cross Society is an equal opportunity employer.

For more information please visit: www.redcross.ca/volunteer/who-is-needed

Interested parties may submit their applications and resumes quoting, Disaster Management - (Location). - Personal
Disaster Assistance Team Responder Volunteer, along with appropriate Posting ID Number(s) if applicable, in your
subject line

The Canadian Red Cross Society
Email: BCYvolunteering@redcross.ca
Or fax
(604) 709-6675

While we appreciate all responses, only candidates under consideration will be contacted. Please note that
relocation funding is not available for this position.

 

Call Statistics
April
Fire:             26
Rescue:            8
First Responder:  23

2018
     Fire:Rescue:F.R.
Jan     7   10    28
Feb     7    0    16
Mar    10    6    13
Apr    26    8    23
2018   50   24    80

2017
     Fire:Rescue:F.R.
Jan    12    1    21
Feb     7    3    16
Mar    15    3    18
Apr    19    5    19
May     8   20    13
Jun     9    5    17
Jul    19    4    14
Aug    20    5    28
Sep    26    3    19
Oct    20    7    20
Nov    10    4    25
Dec    14   12    22
2017  179   69   232

2016
     Fire:Rescue:F.R.
Jan     7    8    36
Feb    11    3    29
Mar    17    4    19
Apr    19    3    13
May     8    5    22
Jun    15    6    20
Jul    16    6    13
Aug    14    6    21
Sep     9    2    17
Oct    11    4    12
Nov    11    5    19
Dec    11    4    15
2016  148   56   236

Previous Years
Year:Fire:Resc:F/R:Ttl
2017  179  69  232 480
2016  148  56  236 440
2015  184  61  370 615
2014  171  41  256 468
2013  182  36  255 473
2012  174  41   83 298

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