Emergency Response Team (ERT) 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, supervisors and a site manager, you will:

-Conduct emergency preparedness activities;

-Assess the needs of those affected by an emergency event;

-Provide services such as shelter, food, clothing, registration of evacuees;

-Provide emotional care and comfort within an emergency shelter, community reception center, community recovery center or through outreach activities in the community
Skills Required: For further information, as well as application instructions, please visit the Canadian Red Cross application portal:
Skills Gained/Related Careers:
Age: 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment: Daytime, Evening, Weekend
Ability to be on-call when scheduled, as required. Ability to respond in local community (3 days minimum) and outside of their community (10 days minimum).
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
How to Apply: Online: www.redcross.ca/volunteer/apply-now/emergency-response-team-ert-responder
Closing Date: Dec 31, 2020