Personal Disaster Assistance (PDA) Responder Volunteer

Organization Details
Organization Name: Canadian Red Cross
Address: 400 Cooper Street, Suite 8000, Ottawa, ON, K2P 2H8
Ottawa ON  K2P 2H8
Website: http://www.redcross.ca
Organizational Description: The Canadian Red Cross is part of the largest humanitarian network in the world, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. Our mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity in Canada and around the world. Our network is vast, but our approach is simple. All Red Cross programs and activities are guided by the Fundamental Principles of Humanity, Impartiality, Neutrality, Independence, Voluntary service, Unity and Universality.
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Description of Duties: Locations: Flexible; multiple locations across Manitoba and Nunavut

Working collaboratively as part of an experienced team of trained responders and supervisors, you will:

-Conduct client needs assessment to determine immediate and short-term needs of clients for items such as shelter, food, clothing, and transportation

-Provide emotional care and comfort to clients;

-Provide referrals to partner agencies and other community-based groups for services;

-Work with your team and your supervisor to ensure response supplies are always properly stocked and available;

-Work with your team and your supervisor to ensure the overall health, safety and security of the team you work with;

-Conduct emergency preparedness activities.
Skills Required: For further information, as well as application instructions, please visit the Canadian Red Cross application portal:

https://www.redcross.ca/volunteer/apply-now/personal-disaster-assistance-pda-responder-1
Skills Gained/Related Careers:
Age: 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment: Daytime, Evening, Weekend
Ability to respond during non-traditional hours (i.e. late night or weekends) and long hours of work in a demanding context. Ability to be on-call when scheduled, as required.
Location of volunteer opportunity: Winnipeg
Does opportunity require a criminal record check? Yes
Will cost be reimbursed? Yes
Does opportunity require a child abuse registry check? Yes
Will cost be reimbursed? Yes
Opportunity is available to candidates that: General Populace
Organization will provide: A letter of reference
Certificate of recognition
Evaluation
Supervision
Training/Orientation
How to Apply: Online: www.redcross.ca/volunteer/apply-now/personal-disaster-assistance-pda-responder-1
Closing Date: Dec 31, 2020