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Organizations that are actively seeking individuals with the requisite skills and experience who are willing to work on a voluntary basis without remuneration in communities that have been devastated by a major fire, flood, hurricane, earthquake, tornado, tsunami, volcanic eruption, landslide, mudslide, snowstorm, drought, famine, explosion or nuclear accident, the outbreak of civil unrest, or other large-scale emergency of natural or human origin that disrupts the community's normal functioning. Volunteers may offer their services prior to an emergency and wait to be called to provide assistance; or may make contact following the emergency if they recognize that their skills are needed.

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American Red Cross of the Greater Lehigh Valley - Disaster/Emergency Services Volunteer OpportunitiesRely on volunteers to fulfill their mission. Disaster volunteers are needed to respond to emergencies to help local families 24/7 and to help during national disasters across the country. Volunteers are also needed to provide disaster education programs to the community. No prior skills are required. Dauphin*American Red Cross of the Greater Lehigh ValleyAmerican Red Cross, Pennsylvania Dan KEEP
American Red Cross Southwestern Pennsylvania Chapter - Washington County Office - Volunteer OpportunitiesRecruits and trains volunteers for community serviceWashingtonGreene and Washington County OfficesAmerican Red Cross Southwestern Pennsylvania Chapter
American Red Cross, York ChapterThe American Red Cross, a humanitarian organization led by volunteers and guided by its congressional charter and the fundamental principles of the international Red Cross movement, will provide relief to victims of disaster, and help people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. Provides:
  • Blood to hospitals
  • Disaster relief services - available 24 hours-a-day
  • Communications for members of the armed forces and their families - available 24 hours-a-day
  • Community disaster preparedness and prevention education programs
  • Health & safety education: CPR, first aid, pet first aid, babysitter's training, preventing disease transmission, automatic external defibrillator
  • Health & safety and disaster education for youth
  • Nurse aid testing 2x a week
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Red Cross school clubs
  • York*American Red Cross - South Central Pennsylvania ChapterAmerican Red Cross of South Central Pennsylvania
    Burn Prevention FoundationSpreads awareness of fire and burn safety and prevention through a wide range of educational programs. Also develops awareness programs for the general public, as well as for specific populations, such as emergency services personnel and professional caregivers.LehighBurn Prevention FoundationBurn Prevention Foundation
    Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)Leads the effort to prepare the nation for all hazards and effectively manage federal response and recovery efforts following any national incident. Initiates proactive mitigation activities, trains first responders and manages the National Flood Insurance Program. -Get disaster information -Plan ahead -Apply for assistance -Recover and RebuildFederal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
    HOPE worldwide - Disaster ReliefNatural disasters have claimed thousands of lives in recent years. Each time, survivors are left with little hope for their future and few resources to restart their lives. Recent Catastrophes such as: - South Asian Tsunami in 2004 - Hurricanes Katrina, Ria, Wilma, Gustav and Ike - Earthquakes in Pakistan, China and Indonesia - Cyclone in Myanmar - Flooding and mudslides in Guatemala and the Philippines In response to these tragedies, we take steps to provide community-based, long term and sustainable assistance. This focus differentiates us from organizations whose services are limited to short term relief. Our strategies: - Partnering with the American Red Cross to help prevent, prepare and respond to emergencies - Utilizing a large international volunteer base - Establishing centers on all six inhabited continents that are rooted in the community - Creating networks of people, organizations and governments that work together At HOPE worldwide, we work with our partners to keep hope alive for disaster victims long after the television cameras have gone. Continuing efforts: - Center of HOPE worldwide on Nias Island in Indonesia to help people rebuild their lives. - Four Centers of HOPE worldwide in India serving tsunami victims along the coast, and a center in Gujarat still serving slum dwellers affected by the 2001 earthquake. - Volunteers in Louisiana are continuing to rebuild homes and provide hope for people who lost all they owned during the Hurricane Katrina, Ike and Gustav disasters. HOPE worldwide has the ability to reach underserved people in their communities in new ways and provide relief to victims of disasters.DelawareHOPE Worldwide - Delaware; WayneHOPE worldwide
    Team RubiconTeam Rubicon combines the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders to rapidly deploy emergency response teams. The team's role in domestic disasters is both to provide timely humanitarian assistance and as an outlet to let veterans continue to serve. Team Rubicon Has the Following Capabilities: Incident Management Damage & Impact Assessment Disaster Mapping and Work-Order Management Debris Management Hazard Mitigation (Fire/Flood) Emergent/Hasty Home Repair Spontaneous Volunteer Management Medical (Intl. Only) Team RubiconTeam Rubicon
    Volunteer Coordination Greater Berwick Chapter of the American Red CrossVolunteer Coordination for meal delivery, nurses, first aid/cpr to those in need in the community.ColumbiaVolunteer CoordinationAmerican Red Cross, Greater Berwick Chapter

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