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Red Cross seeks volunteers in Western New York

The American Red Cross is looking for volunteers to serve in Western New York, including in Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties.

In 2022 the Red Cross responded to 358 disasters and assisted 614 families in the eight-county Western New York chapter.

The Red Cross is actively recruiting for roles that include:

¯ Disaster Action Team: Disaster Action Team volunteers sign up for on-call shifts to help provide 24-hour support in response to local disasters, ensuring that those affected have access to resources for necessities such as food, shelter, and clothing.

¯ Service to Armed Forces-Hero Care Caseworker: Red Cross volunteers help members of the military, veterans and their families prepare for, cope with, and respond to the challenges of military service through a variety of workshops for military families, both before and after deployments. Individuals with strong listening skills and the ability to work with culturally diverse populations can help provide a critical link during emergency situations.

¯ Disaster Recovery Client Care Caseworker: The Recovery Services Client Care Program allows the Red Cross to rapidly meet disaster-caused needs by enabling clients to apply for and receive financial assistance and/or community resources.

¯ Recovery Event Reviewer: The Recovery Event Reviewer confirms and documents that an event happened and coordinates with local emergency and response officials to confirm events through social and traditional media links.

For more information, visit www.redcross.org/volunteertoday or email RecruitWNY@gmail.com.

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