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Disaster Corps Member - Part Time
Are you looking for an opportunity to make a real difference in the community? Do you want to gain new skills and experiences? Are you passionate about empowering communities to prepare for and recover from disasters? The American Red Cross is currently seeking up to two individuals to serve as part-time Disaster Corps AmeriCorps member starting in late October or November for a term of 11 months (1200 hours, or 28-30 hours per week when not actively deployed on disaster assignment). Note: A 1700-hour term over 11 months (full time service, or 38-40 hours per week) is also available and is given hiring preference, so please search for the keyword "Disaster Corps" to identify the alternate listing. Though these positions will be based out of the American Red Cross Chicago office, members will have the opportunity to train for and respond to disasters across the state of Illinois. POSITION SUMMARY: Disaster Corps members will support impacted communities with spontaneous volunteer management and donation coordination in the event of a local or state disaster. Members will work hand-in-hand with local and state government entities, non-profit organizations, and other community organizations to provide timely and meaningful service opportunities to those seeking to assist their own communities after a disaster strikes. During steady-state operations, Disaster Corps members will work alongside Safe Families AmeriCorps members to provide preparedness programming to adults and youth throughout the Greater Chicago area. Members will also have the opportunity to participate in disaster response efforts on both the local and state-wide level as needed.
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : • Provide guidance to individuals seeking ways to meaningfully serve their communities after disasters • Collaborate with partners (faith-based organizations, governments, civic groups, and other NGOs) who will both support and receive the services provided by the team • Serve as operational and technical support to local jurisdictions’ spontaneous volunteer and donations management plans • Help local organizations develop volunteer recruitment messaging, tracking and management plans, and just in time training sessions post disaster • Complete in-person and online trainings through the American Red Cross, Illinois Emergency Management Agency, FEMA, etc. • Travel on short notice for up to two weeks to disaster sites across Illinois to set up and operate volunteer reception centers and in-kind donation management facilities • Teach adult and youth preparedness programming in Greater Chicago • Participate in training and regular AmeriCorps meetings throughout Illinois as needed
Program Benefits : Stipend ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Training . 
Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Uniforms provided and required . 
Service Areas :
Public Safety ,  Community Outreach ,  Homeland Security ,  Children/Youth ,  Education ,  Veterans ,  Disaster Relief . 
Skills :
Public Health ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Leadership ,  Veterans ,  Communications ,  Social Services ,  First Aid ,  Community Organization ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Public Speaking ,  Education ,  Disaster Services . 
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Program Type:
AmeriCorps State / National

Disaster Corps Member - Part Time

Program Start/End Date
12/17/2018  -   11/15/2019

Work Schedule Part Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  99

Program Locations ILLINOIS   Chicago  


Accepting Applications
From  10/01/2018  To  02/28/2019 

Contact Matthew Sosnicki
2200 W Harrison St
Chicago   IL   60612

Listing ID 84473