Posted: October 20, 2023
Last Updated: December 12, 2023

Emergency Management Volunteer

This is an opportunity to put your passion for emergency management to work to assist individuals, families and communities impacted by small or large disasters and emergencies. Our Emergency Management teams help close home and farther away. Opportunities are in available Peterborough & Area.
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This Opportunity typically takes place Monthly.
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Each session typically takes 4-6 hours.
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Application Process

Please visit the Canadian Red Cross website to apply – www.redcross.ca/volunteer/apply-now/emergency-management-volunteer

All new Emergency Management Applicants are required to attend a Virtual EM Information Open House prior to applying. Please visit the website page for the registration link. The application is provided at the end of the Open House session.

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Chelsey Gilchrist
Volunteer Experience & Engagement Coordinator
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Emergency Management Volunteer

Do you want to make a difference?

The Canadian Red Cross, a not for profit, humanitarian organization dedicated to helping the most vulnerable in Canada and throughout the world, is currently seeking volunteers to join our Emergency Management team.

This is an opportunity to put your passion for emergency management to work to assist individuals, families and communities impacted by small or large disasters and emergencies.

As a member of our Emergency Management team you will:
– Work collaboratively as part of an experienced team of trained EM volunteers and respond to emergencies in your community, or province or across Canada according to your schedule and availability
– Learn about Red Cross assistance including emergency shelter, clothing, food, personal services, registration, family reunification and safety and wellbeing requirements
– Assess needs with those affected by an emergency event and provide approved goods and services
– Support the wellbeing of beneficiaries by providing care, comfort and referrals to partner agencies and other community-based groups for services
– Prepare, inventory and manage response supplies to ensure they are stocked and ready
– Contribute to the overall health, safety and security of the team you work with
– Participate in Red Cross team building, training, planning and readiness exercises
– Contribute to community-based risk reduction and emergency preparedness activities
Apply for leadership roles to supervise, mentor and lead other EM volunteers and manage the delivery of required services

You bring many talents including these basics:

  • Excellence, service excellence, accountability and results focused
  • Customer Service Skills – dedicated to supporting those affected by emergencies
  • Language fluency – to deliver services in English or French; additional languages are an asset
  • Communication skills – attuned to supporting with active listening and the ability to explain and confirm understanding
  • Attention to detail – when making notes, maintaining logs, completing forms, providing statistics and tracking financial disbursements
  • Computer use – including the ability enter data into a database or spreadsheet and use email
  • Teamwork values – sharing information, helping team members, respectful of diversity, approachable, building relationships
  • Ability to remain calm during a crisis – express empathy, remain focused and respond decisively.
  • Dependable and reliable

 

You can identify a preference to respond in your local community and/or outside of your community.
In exceptional circumstances, our volunteers may be offered the opportunity to deploy away from home to a large-scale response in their province or in Canada, as required and available, anywhere from 7 to 21 days.

Goals & Objectives

Through a network of trained volunteers throughout the country, the Canadian Red Cross can respond to disasters quickly wherever and whenever they strike. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Community Impact

The Red Cross is there when Canadians need us most. Across Canada, we help build safer communities by providing local health services, water safety and first aid programs, education on the prevention of violence, bullying and abuse, and much more.

Whenever disasters strike – such as floods, wild fires, hurricanes, storms or house fires – the Canadian Red Cross is ready to help vulnerable communities. From building disaster resiliency to providing vital assistance to meet people’s basic needs, we’re there to give support thanks to our dedicated volunteers.

Volunteer Outcomes

Disasters now endanger more Canadians and cause more devastation than ever before. Whenever they do, the Canadian Red Cross is prepared to help and ready to respond.

And you can be too.

We train and guide you on how to safely provide vital services to people affected by an emergency or a disaster – either large or small. As well, you’ll learn how to provide practical and emotional support to people who have suddenly found themselves without a home and have turned to the Canadian Red Cross for help.

Preferred Qualifications
Specific Tasks / Responsibilities

Emergency Management Volunteer

Do you want to make a difference?

The Canadian Red Cross, a not for profit, humanitarian organization dedicated to helping the most vulnerable in Canada and throughout the world, is currently seeking volunteers to join our Emergency Management team.

This is an opportunity to put your passion for emergency management to work to assist individuals, families and communities impacted by small or large disasters and emergencies.

As a member of our Emergency Management team you will:
– Work collaboratively as part of an experienced team of trained EM volunteers and respond to emergencies in your community, or province or across Canada according to your schedule and availability
– Learn about Red Cross assistance including emergency shelter, clothing, food, personal services, registration, family reunification and safety and wellbeing requirements
– Assess needs with those affected by an emergency event and provide approved goods and services
– Support the wellbeing of beneficiaries by providing care, comfort and referrals to partner agencies and other community-based groups for services
– Prepare, inventory and manage response supplies to ensure they are stocked and ready
– Contribute to the overall health, safety and security of the team you work with
– Participate in Red Cross team building, training, planning and readiness exercises
– Contribute to community-based risk reduction and emergency preparedness activities
Apply for leadership roles to supervise, mentor and lead other EM volunteers and manage the delivery of required services

You bring many talents including these basics:

  • Excellence, service excellence, accountability and results focused
  • Customer Service Skills – dedicated to supporting those affected by emergencies
  • Language fluency – to deliver services in English or French; additional languages are an asset
  • Communication skills – attuned to supporting with active listening and the ability to explain and confirm understanding
  • Attention to detail – when making notes, maintaining logs, completing forms, providing statistics and tracking financial disbursements
  • Computer use – including the ability enter data into a database or spreadsheet and use email
  • Teamwork values – sharing information, helping team members, respectful of diversity, approachable, building relationships
  • Ability to remain calm during a crisis – express empathy, remain focused and respond decisively.
  • Dependable and reliable

 

You can identify a preference to respond in your local community and/or outside of your community.
In exceptional circumstances, our volunteers may be offered the opportunity to deploy away from home to a large-scale response in their province or in Canada, as required and available, anywhere from 7 to 21 days.

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