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American Red Cross - Service to Armed Forces - Spokane, WA
The Red Cross Service to the Armed Forces program strives to provide emergency notifications, family follow-up, deployment and reintegration support and veteran outreach within every community. This AmeriCorps Project will further the Red Cross SAF Mission of providing humanitarian support to service members, veterans and their families around the clock, around the globe, under a trusted symbol, by continuing to reach out and support our military family in meaningful ways, appropriate to the military population in each respective area. Our proposed AmeriCorps project builds on our existing programs and we would ask incoming members to continue to strengthen and sustain existing SAF programs in support of military members, veterans and their families, and also continue to build community partnerships throughout the region, creating a network of support resources for the armed services. Red Cross SAF programs include providing emergency notifications and family follow-up, offering Pysch First Aid: Coping with Deployments classes, Reconnection reintegration workshops, and military family networking events. WSC members will also support veterans through the Visiting Vets program and other direct outreach at Veterans Homes and VSO's, and continue to offer the Veterans Legacy Project to veterans throughout the region. Recruiting, engaging and sustaining SAF volunteers will be an improtant part of this position, and members will also be asked to support Yellow Ribbon events, and partner with active, Guard and Reserve commands in support of their events and services. Other seasonal events throughout the year include but are not limited to, Make a Difference Day projects, Armed Forces Day events, and Holiday Mail for Heroes.
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : Assist with Emergency Communications, family follow-up, provide support and resources as needed* Recruit, interview, schedule, and mange volunteers Send updates, list upcoming events, pictures and stories- manage volunteer hours*Coordinate quarterly Red Cross deployment and reintegration support classes *Facilitate the Flat Daddy/Mommy program*Build and maintain relationships with military commanders, family assistance coordinators, veteran organizations and task force groups*Plan, schedule and host Holiday Mail for Heroes events: card making, sorting, and delivery*Continue projects and partnerships in support of Armed Forces Day, Veterans Day, etc*Provide veteran support in the form of weekly/monthly outreach at the VA Medical Center, outlying clinics, Veterans Home, and VSO’s*Schedule volunteers and stock Visiting Vets carts at the VA Medical Center *Facilitate and expand the Veterans Legacy Project *Provide support as needed within the Chapter and within the military community
Program Benefits :
Health Coverage ,  Training ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Stipend . 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development ,  Homelessness ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Leadership ,  Community Organization ,  Communications ,  General Skills ,  Public Speaking ,  Recruitment . 
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AmeriCorps State / National

American Red Cross - Service to Armed Forces - Spokane, WA

Program Start/End Date
09/16/2013  -   07/31/2014

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Associates Degree (AA)

Age Requirement
Minimum:  17    Maximum:  None

Program Locations WASHINGTON   Seattle/Tacoma/Bremerton  

Accepting Applications
From  06/12/2013  To  08/01/2013 

Contact Dawn Holman
315 W Nora Ave.
Spokane   WA   99205

Listing ID 51154