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Cause - Disaster & Emergency Services

"Luck is a very thin wire between survival and disaster, and not many people can keep their balance on it." -Hunter S. Thompson

 

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Receptionist/Administrative Volunteer

ABOUT THE AFYA FOUNDATION: The Afya Foundation collects medical supplies and equipment from throughout the United States and ships these critical materials to health initiatives worldwide. Our model recognizes that each hospital, government and clinic abroad faces disparate public health conditions. We sort and categorize rescued supplies in order to ship individually tailored shipments to each partner. Our regional network of medical supply donors and volunteers enables Afya to meet immediate humanitarian needs in areas devastated by natural disaster, public health crises or international conflicts in tandem with our long-term programs to address chronic health disparities. By reducing the amount of unused medical supplies in the US, Afya promotes efficient and environmentally aware healthcare practices at home while sustaining life abroad. Afya takes pride in three areas of expertise: RESCUE surplus materials from hospitals utilizing a socially responsible and environmentally green mechanism. SORT donations with local volunteers engaged in our unique, structured and meaningful volunteer programs. DELIVER high quality specifically requested materials thereby increasing access to healthcare in areas with urgent supply needs. Receptionist/Administrative Volunteer Afya needs a volunteer to help with answering phones and taking messages at our Yonkers office. Additionally, the volunteer will assist us in handling routine clerical and office support duties. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Reception desk, administrative, and office support duties Data entry Printing and copying documents Typing/document creation (i.e. reports) Updating/creating spreadsheets Requirements: Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe) Excellent interpersonal, communication, and writing skills Well-organized and able to multi-task Ability to enter data accurately and efficiently into computer database Self-motivated, flexible, and works independently with limited supervision Ability to execute tasks efficiently and with a sense of urgency and attention to detail Punctual and team-oriented Volunteering to help without being asked

Yonkers, NY

Through12/31/19

Volunteer for Greenburgh Community Emergency Response Team

You want to be helpful and be an active member of your community? Here is your chance! Come join Greenburgh C.E.R.T. – that is Greenburgh Community Emergency Response Team. Under the supervision of the Greenburgh Police, the Greenburgh CERT is an all-volunteer squad with members from our own community. Coordinated with other CERT members in the area, we offer essential training as well as organization to the all-volunteer team that serve as backup man power to the First Responders in our community. After a short course on fundamentals such as basic first aid, triage, fire safety, search and rescue, Greenburgh CERT members meet monthly to be updated and retrained on various skills and topics, often which includes CPR and various emergency preparedness information. From time to time we are activated (only by the police chief and on purely volunteer basis) to run emergency shelters, warming shelters, and assist with traffic control at local community events as well as to provide other logistical support to local First Responders as needed and qualified for (in a safe manner – safety first for the volunteers). The training and information you take home can be invaluable to make your home and family that much safer even if you never come to any activation. There will be one less household desperate for assistance at the next emergency! Next class starts on March 14th, 2019 in Valhalla, NY at the Department of Emergency Services. Pre-Registration is required!

White Plains, NY

Through3/6/20

Client Services Caseworker

The American Red Cross Metro New York North Chapter is seeking a volunteer Client Services Caseworker to help evaluate the chapter's needs, provide services, and maintain records for clients. Extensive training will be provided. Though this can be a remote position, the volunteer must be willing to come to the Hawthorne office at least once per week for 2-4 hours of training and ongoing mentorship. Expectations: Tasks include making follow-up telephone calls to clients, referring clients to community resources, performing fiscal reviews on client cases, conducting final reviews, and closing cases. Volunteers must be willing to devote about 4-8 hours per week. Qualifications: Detail-oriented Good listening skills Patience and understanding when working with individuals from diverse backgrounds Good organizational skills and attention to detail Good oral and written communication skills Bilingual not mandatory, but a plus!

Hawthorne, NY

Through5/29/20

Disaster Action Team (DAT) - Westchester

Whether it's a local single-family fire or a state-wide hurricane, the Red Cross is on the scene providing emergency care and comfort to both victims and emergency workers. The Red Cross Disaster Action Teams are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, helping families and individuals get back on their feet after a major or minor natural disaster. Emergency assistance may include temporary housing, food, clothing, basic household furnishings, help with healthcare needs, and referrals to other agencies. During large disasters, volunteers are needed to work in shelters and on mobile kitchens, conduct damage assessments, provide medical care and crisis intervention, and more.

White Plains, NY

Through5/29/20