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COVID-19 Support

Emergency Management Volunteer

Do you want to make a difference?

The Canadian Red Cross, a not for profit, humanitarian organization dedicated to helping the most vulnerable in Canada and throughout the world, is currently seeking volunteers to join our Emergency Management team. 

This is an opportunity to put your passion for emergency management to work to assist individuals, families and communities impacted by small or large disasters and emergencies.
As a member of our Emergency Management team you will:
Work collaboratively as part of an experienced team of trained EM volunteers and respond to emergencies in your community, or province or across Canada according to your schedule and availability
Learn about Red Cross assistance including emergency shelter, clothing, food, personal services, registration, family reunification and safety and wellbeing requirements
Assess needs with those affected by an emergency event and provide approved goods and services
Support the wellbeing of beneficiaries by providing care, comfort and referrals to partner agencies and other community-based groups for services
Prepare, inventory and manage response supplies to ensure they are stocked and ready
Contribute to the overall health, safety and security of the team you work with
Participate in Red Cross team building, training, planning and readiness exercises
Contribute to community-based risk reduction and emergency preparedness activities
Apply for leadership roles to supervise, mentor and lead other EM volunteers and manage the delivery of required services

You bring many talents including these basics:
Commitment - to the Fundamental Principles of the Red Cross Movement and the core competencies of team excellence, service excellence, accountability and results focused
Customer Service Skills - dedicated to supporting those affected by emergencies
Language fluency - to deliver services in English or French; additional languages are an asset
Communication skills - attuned to supporting with active listening and the ability to explain and confirm understanding
Attention to detail - when making notes, maintaining logs, completing forms, providing statistics and tracking financial disbursements
Computer use – including the ability enter data into a database or spreadsheet and use email
Teamwork values - sharing information, helping team members, respectful of diversity, approachable, building relationships
Ability to remain calm during a crisis - express empathy, remain focused and respond decisively.
Dependable and reliable

How to apply
Applicants must be 18 years of age or older.
This position will require a satisfactory Canadian criminal record reference check or Enhanced Police Information Check during the onboarding stage. 
The Canadian Red Cross is committed to gender equality and social inclusion in our workplace. All volunteer applicants will receive consideration without regard to sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, nationality, disability, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. We welcome applications from all applicants particularly Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, visible minorities, and others who may contribute to diversification and share our values. Please notify us as soon as possible of any adaptive measures you might require at any stage of the recruitment process.
How to Apply: Tell us about yourself along with any skills and experience you can bring to Red Cross by completing an online application:  
We thank you for applying!
Why should you volunteer for this opportunity?
What we offer our Volunteers:
Culture: an organization that is guided by our fundamental principles
Volunteer Benefits: insurance coverage while volunteering 
Meaningful Work:  providing humanitarian relief
Training and Development: comprehensive training including first aid certification
Activities involved
Disaster Relief
  • Flexible in schedule