Expedited Training Offered to Bolster Much Needed Volunteer Positions
The American Red Cross workforce is 90% volunteer. Volunteers from all walks of life with varying experiences bring their talents and compassion to help deliver the Red Cross mission—to alleviate suffering.
In our region, the Red Cross deploys volunteers to disasters that displace families, on average, every 17 hours. In addition, some volunteers choose to deploy on national disaster responses. A strong corps of volunteers trained to deliver comfort and care is a priority to ensure that no family goes without.
The need for volunteers is critical across our region. While pockets of dedicated volunteers support people in their territories, more hands are needed.
To train additional volunteers in northern New Hampshire, a Red Cross Disaster Bootcamp will be held on October 12-14 in Bethlehem, NH. People who have some time to volunteer are urged to sign up and join this training so that when the call goes out, volunteers will mobilize.
The Disaster Bootcamp is a two-and-a-half-day, fast-track training session for individuals interested in becoming Disaster Response Volunteers. It is also an opportunity for current Disaster Responders to brush up on vital skills.
To Sign Up
Sign up online at: https://volunteerconnection.redcross.org/?nd=vms_public_form&form_id=4834
Bootcamp Dates & Times
Friday, October 12th, 2018, 5–9pm
Saturday, October 13th, 2016, 8:30am–5pm
Sunday, October 14th, 2016, 8:30am–4pm
The Bootcamp will be held:
Location: NH Fire and EMS Training Facility
Address: 80 Ray Burton Drive (6 Trudeau Road for your GPS) Bethlehem, NH 03574
If you are interested in the Disaster Boot Camp, please contact Linda Hokit for more information at http://firstname.lastname@example.org