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 for Greenburgh Community Emergency Response Team

Become an active member of the community by joining Greenburgh Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). Under the supervision of the Greenburgh Police, the Greenburgh CERT is an all-volunteer squad of locals that serve as backup manpower to the community's first responders. All volunteers receive essential training on the fundamentals, including basic first aid, CPR, triage, search and rescue, fire safety, and emergency preparedness. Greenburgh CERT members meet monthly to be updated and retrained. The team is activated only by the police chief and on purely volunteer basis to run emergency shelters, warming centers, assist with traffic control at local community events, and provide other logistical support to local first responders as needed. The training and information volunteers take home can be invaluable to make their homes and families safer. Pre-registration is required.

Valhalla, NY


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


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


Logistics Volunteers

Logistics Volunteers are needed to assist the American Red Cross Metro New York North Chapter with the execution of its regional logistics program. Volunteers will work on vehicle-tracking, acquisition of materials, facilities, and warehousing. Logistics Volunteers will maintain a list of all fleet vehicles. This includes: Ensuring that routine maintenance is completed on all vehicles Maintaining service records relating to vehicles Ordering supplies Facility inspections Local procurement Storing supplies Preferred availability is during normal business hours and as-needed.

Hawthorne, NY


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