• Flexible in schedule
  • Good for groups

Emergency Management Volunteer

Region: Across Canada

Volunteer opportunity conditions:   

Location:   in-person and/or virtual. The majority of preparedness and response work is performed in the community, in an office environment or through virtual means such as by telephone or video conference 
Regions / or cities: Across Canada.  
Please note that we are currently NOT Recruiting for this Emergency Management Responder role in these areas: 
ONTARIO: Toronto Area, Mississauga, Brampton, and Caledon.
BRITISH COLUMBIA: Vancouver Lower Mainland and Southern Vancouver Island 
Minimum age: 18 years or older.  
Minimum volunteer hours /period: Ideally you have the ability to volunteer during regular hours and/or during non-traditional hours (evenings and weekends), accept an on-call shift rotation and/or respond to unplanned emergency/disaster related requests periodically.  Hours will vary by location and frequency of response activity 
The potential exists for responding in disaster areas, as well as difficult conditions. If working at a response site, health and safety considerations will be outlined prior to the assignment 
You can identify a preference to respond in your local community and/or outside of your community.  
In exceptional circumstances, our volunteers may be offered the opportunity to deploy away from home to a large-scale response in their province or in Canada, as required and available, anywhere from 7 to 21 days.  
Specific requirements: Enhanced Police Information Check 

You want to make a difference? Embrace the journey of the Canadian Red Cross (CRC) to support communities in need.  

Emergency Management Teams across Canada are looking for volunteers to be a part of their mission. Because of our wide-reaching network of highly trained volunteers, Canadians who have found themselves impacted by disaster big and small, are able to turn to the Canadian Red Cross for relief and support. 

As a volunteer in this role, 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 these essential talents: 

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 
At the Canadian Red Cross, our volunteers are catalysts for hope, dedicated to embodying our core principles while collectively creating a transformative, life-changing impact in communities nationwide.   

By joining us as a volunteer, you will immerse yourself in a vibrant network of passionate individuals, fostering personal growth, gaining experience as well as an invaluable sense of purpose, and profound satisfaction of positively shaping lives across our diverse and resilient nation.  

We are devoted to cultivating an open, diverse, inclusive and barrier-free volunteering environment, ensuring that everyone can contribute and thrive in our community.  

Please apply here: https://www.redcross.ca/volunteer/apply-now/emergency-management-volunteer?utm_source=GoVolunteer&utm_medium=EMV1&utm_campaign=June2024
  • Flexible in schedule
  • Good for groups