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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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Volunteer Info Session

Learn about the mission and vision of the American Red Cross and the many volunteer opportunities that are available for you to join us! Some current opportunities that will be discussed include disaster preparedness, response, recovery, communications, blood services and more. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Hawthorne, NY

4/15/19 6:30 PM

Sound the Alarm Home Fire Installation Day

This spring, the American Red Cross needs your help to install 100,000 free smoke alarms and raise funds for lifesaving services during Sound the Alarm home fire safety and smoke alarm installation events. We’re holding events in more than 100 at-risk communities in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. One day of your life can change someone else's forever. In Westchester County join us on May 11th in Yonkers, NY (exact location TBD).

Yonkers, NY

5/11/19 10:00 AM

Receptionist/Administrative Volunteer Opportunity

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: RESCUEsurplus materials from hospitals utilizing a socially responsible and environmentally green mechanism. SORTdonations with local volunteers engaged in our unique, structured and meaningful volunteer programs. DELIVERhigh quality specifically requested materials thereby increasing access to healthcare in areas with urgent supply needs. Receptionist/Administrative Volunteer DESCRIPTION Help with Administrative Work at Afya Foundation! Afya needs a volunteer to help with answering phones and taking messages at our Yonkers office. Additionally, volunteer will assist us in handling routine clerical and office support duties. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Primary responsibilities will consist of reception desk, administrative and office support duties Data entry Printing and copying documents Typing/document creation (i.e. Reports) Update/create spreadsheets Requirements: Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and 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 HOW TO APPLY For more information please contact marygrace.pagaduan@afyafoundation.org.

Yonkers, NY

Through 12/31/19

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

Through 3/6/20

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 health care 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. Committed Disaster Reponders are needed in the following areas: Westchester County Rockland County Putnam County Sullivan County Orange County How to volunteer: If you are interested signing up as a volunteer, please register on our website: http://redcross.org/gnyvolunteer For volunteers under 18 - Join a Red Cross Club The American Red Cross Greater New York Region’s multi-faceted Youth and Young Adult Services program comprises Red Cross High School and Campus Clubs organized at high schools, colleges and universities throughout the region. Being a Red Cross High School or Campus Club member builds character and provides the tools and experience needed for attaining strong leadership, communication and community service skills. By interacting with those in need, Red Cross youth volunteers establish a sense of awareness and personal achievement while developing these skills. Additionally, Club members are encouraged to become permanent members of the American Red Cross Greater New York Region as they grow within the organization and take on increasing levels of responsibility. Click here to join a Red Cross Club today!

White Plains, NY

Through 12/31/19

Furniture SWAT Team

Furniture Sharehouse is creating a network of special volunteers willing to do "last minute" furniture pick-ups in their community -- kind of a "Furniture SWAT Team". People often call to donate furniture but either don't meet minimum pick-up requirements or cannot wait until the next available pick-up date, so that much-needed furniture gets discarded. Volunteers are needed who have access to a pick-up truck, large van or other hauling vehicle who would be willing to take 1-2 calls per month to go to a donor's home and pick up a couple of pieces of furniture and take them to the warehouse at the Westchester County Airport.

White Plains, NY

Through 3/31/19

Client Services Caseworker-Westchester and Rockland Counties

-Evaluates needs, provides services and maintains records for clients. -Follow up telephone calls to clients -Refer Clients to community resources -Perform Fiscal Reviews on Client Cases -Conduct final reviews and close Cases 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 -Bi Lingual a Plus Extensive Training Provided for all vols! Come join this important team-can work remotely as well! Must willing to come to Hawthorne, NY or Middletown, NY office at least once per week for 2-4 hrs for training and on going mentorship. Must be willing to devote approx 4-8 hrs/week volunteering. #remotevolunteer

Hawthorne, NY

Through 5/31/20

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