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Illinois Disaster Corps (American Red Cross) 2021-2022
The American Red Cross is seeking individuals interested in emergency management, disaster relief, and/or public health to join the Illinois Disaster Corps team! Members serve 1,700 hours over 11 months (38-40hours per week) at Red Cross offices in Bloomington, Chicago, Moline, Peoria, Quincy, Rockford, Romeoville, Springfield. During steady-state operations, members perform duties as community outreach liaisons and emergency preparedness educators, teaching Red Cross health, safety, and preparedness classes to youth and adults in disaster vulnerable areas. Members also serve as caseworkers, assisting individuals in the recovery process post-disaster. During disaster operations, members serve alongside Red Cross staff and volunteers as mass care providers and caseworkers to give immediate disaster relief services to communities in the event of local, state, or national disasters. When requested by the State of Illinois, members will set up and operate a volunteer reception center and/or donations management facility. In partnership with local and state government entities, non-profit organizations, and other community-based organizations, Illinois Disaster Corps members will enable local volunteers to help their own communities recover after a disaster. NOTE: Due to the ever-changing nature of the disaster relief environment, members MUST be well-suited and willing to perform both in-person and digital-based service in support of various Red Cross disaster response operation needs. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, with priority given to applicants applying earlier in the recruitment cycle.
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Member Duties : • Teach youth and adult emergency preparedness programs, including CPR and First Aid certification courses (~50% of time) • Provide office-, phone-,or field-based relief services (feeding, sheltering, recovery casework, distribution of emergency supplies) to regional American Red Cross disaster response operations requiring AmeriCorps support (~30% of time) • Travel on short notice for up to two weeks to disaster sites across Illinois to set up and operate volunteer reception centers or in-kind donation management facilities • Provide technical and operational support to local jurisdictions, including: collaborating with partners, developing volunteer recruitment messaging and tracking/management plans, and providing post-disaster volunteer trainings • Complete in-person and online trainings through the American Red Cross, Illinois Emergency Management Agency, FEMA, among others (~20% of time) • Participate in trainings and regular AmeriCorps meetings throughout Illinois as scheduled.
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
Terms :
Car recommended ,  Uniforms provided and required . 
Service Areas :
Disaster Relief . 
Skills :
Counseling ,  Community Organization ,  Writing/Editing ,  General Skills ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Social Services ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Environment ,  Public Health ,  Public Speaking ,  Recruitment ,  First Aid ,  Disaster Services ,  Medicine ,  Computers/Technology ,  Communications ,  Team Work ,  Leadership ,  Veterans ,  Youth Development ,  Teaching/Tutoring . 
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Illinois Disaster Corps (American Red Cross) 2021-2022

Program Start/End Date
09/13/2021  -   08/12/2022

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  99

Program Locations ILLINOIS   Chicago  


Accepting Applications
From  09/01/2021  To  09/30/2021 

Contact Katelyn Trunnell
2200 W Harrison St
Chicago   IL   60612

Listing ID 106682