Disaster Volunteer Coordinator

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Closing date: 23 December 2019

The Disaster Volunteer Coordinator will recruit volunteers while seeking to build the volunteer capacity, program effectiveness and ongoing coordination of the Disaster Action Team (DAT) Program whose members respond locally to disasters such as home fires and floods.  The Disaster Volunteer Coordinator will also build a strong network of community partners and resources to better serve people impacted by disaster. 

For more than 135 years, the American Red Cross has helped neighbors down the street, across the country and around the world by delivering the mission to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.  The American Red Cross VISTA Project will focus on program development and capacity building of the organization’s recruitment, engagement and retention of volunteers.

The American Red Cross VISTA program will engage 8 AmeriCorps VISTA positions in Beckley, Charleston, Huntington, Kearneysville, Morgantown (2), Parkersburg and Wheeling between the fall of 2019 and the fall of 2020. 


  • Identify and implement effective recruitment strategies.

  • Establish a strong DAT Program to ensure effective service delivery per Red Cross policies and procedures.

  • Facilitate presentations to increase volunteer capacity and Red Cross visibility within service areas.

  • Make connections with individuals and volunteers in the community for program outreach and enhancement.

  • Support staff and volunteers in duties as appropriate and necessary.

  • Essential competencies include writing proficiency, relationship management, public speaking, robust communication skills, ability to lead teams of people toward a common goal, strong computer skills including aptitude in Microsoft Office Suite and the ability to learn and teach new software programs.

How to apply

To apply, send your resume and cover letter to kellie.aikman@redcross.org.


Charleston, WV 25313
United States
Non-Competitive Eligibility (NCE):

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