American Red Cross - AmeriCorps


Currently, there is one full-time position available in our Rochester, NY office. The primary goal of the Red Cross Disaster Resiliency Corps is to increase individual and community disaster resiliency by educating individuals and groups across New York State on the importance of preparedness in disaster response and recovery efforts. Although the goal is to increase the resiliency of all New Yorkers, the Disaster Resiliency Corps will especially focus on increasing the disaster resiliency of individuals living in poverty due to the link between poverty and disaster vulnerability. The program also seeks to build disaster preparedness and response capacity by recruiting, training and engaging community volunteers. Finally, the Disaster Resiliency Corps will assist the Red Cross in New York State with its own disaster response preparedness by helping to plan and develop supply, storage, distribution, shelter and other logistics efforts for an effective and rapid response for both local and national disasters.

Member Duties:

AmeriCorps members in the Western/Central New York Region will mostly be focused on providing community disaster education training to individuals and groups throughout the community. These members will also provide disaster preparedness information at a wide range of community events. Members will also focus on increasing volunteer capacity throughout the Region by recruiting, training and engaging community volunteers. Finally, members in the Western/Central New York Region will develop emergency services preparedness capacity with municipal officials and volunteers in rural areas and also have the opportunity in disaster response.


Program Benefits: Education award upon successful completion of service , Training , Stipend , Living Allowance , Health Coverage.

Terms: Car recommended , Permits working at another job during off hours , Permits attendance at school during off hours.

Service Areas: Public Safety , Disaster Relief , Homeland Security , Community Outreach.

Skills: Computers/Technology , Education , Communications , Team Work , Leadership , Writing/Editing , Public Speaking , Community Organization , Recruitment , General Skills , Teaching/Tutoring.


Program Type: AmeriCorps State / National
Program: American Red Cross – Disaster Preparedness (Rochester, NY)
Program Start/End Date:12/17/2018 – 11/08/2019
Work Schedule: Full Time
Education level: High school diploma/GED
Age Requirement: Minimum: 18

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