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:

Currently, there is one full-time position open in the Volunteer Services Department of the Western & Central New York Region, located in the Rochester office. In the Volunteer Services Department, the AmeriCorps members will assist with the recruitment, interviewing, and placement of general volunteers. The member will have opportunities for further development in volunteer administration and management and an opportunity to engage in disaster relief or other experiences as a way to develop the proficiency needed to effectively recruit for new volunteers. As an integral part of the Volunteer Services team, the AmeriCorps member will help build the region’s capacity to fulfill the disaster cycle of preparing for, responding to, and recovering from disasters, as well as recruiting and placing volunteers in all lines of service. The AmeriCorps member will also be required to participate in disaster preparedness training/education initiatives.


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

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

Service Areas: Community Outreach, Disaster Relief.

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


Program Type: AmeriCorps State / National
Program: American Red Cross, Rochester Office – Volunteer Services
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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