Disaster Response Volunteering for the Red Cross

The Red Cross is looking for volunteers in our area to support the wildfire disaster response.  Currently the Red Cross is seeking volunteers to take shifts helping with feeding activities and providing support at our various shelter locations.  Shifts will be anywhere from 2-6 hours, and will be happening daily.  There is no required commitment to number of shifts, so even if someone can fill only one shift, we can use their help.  The Red Cross will provide training on-site to volunteers, so anyone 18+ is welcome to participate and will not need previous disaster experience for these roles.  If you could please share this with anyone interested in helping those effected by the wildfires. 

How to Volunteer:

If you are interested in helping, the first step is to use the link below to create an application in our Volunteer Connection system.  You will use Volunteer Connection to take trainings, sign up for shifts and stay looped in to our ongoing needs during our local responses.  Click the link and fill out the form on the right-hand side that says, “Create Red Cross ID.”

If the system says your email is already registered in the system, use the “Forgot Password” link to set a password. Then click this sign up link again, but this time, log-in on the left hand side with your email/password and that should start the application.

Click Here to Sign Up!

Once your application is created, you’ll be guided to take a few online trainings and have access to our volunteer shift listings in your area.  The volunteer needs during a disaster are ever changing, so if you don’t see something available in your area now, that could change very quickly.  Please keep an eye out for email communication from the Red Cross to stay up to date with our volunteer needs.

Please let me know if you have any questions about the application process.  Thank you again for your support.  Take care.

Sam Haffey
Senior Recruitment Specialist
American Red Cross
Cascades Region
3131 N Vancouver Ave.
Portland, OR 97227
(541) 414-7576
sam.haffey@redcross.org

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s