Red Cross seeking volunteers for emergencies

– Press release

The American Red Cross is seeking volunteers that could assist with shelter operations in the event of an emergency in Inyo or Mono Counties.

They will be providing a series of Emergency Shelter trainings and welcome you to attend them all or choose the ones that will suit your needs.

All of the trainings will be held at the Mono County Social Services Conference room at 452 Old Mammoth Road, 3rd floor.

The topics they will be providing training for are:

Shelter Fundamentals on Thursday, September 3rd from 5:30 to 8:30 pm. 

This is a basic-level course that introduces guidelines and procedures for setting up, running, and closing a shelter during a disaster for shelter volunteers.

Shelter Management, Friday September 4th from 9:00 am to Noon.

This course builds on the information presented in Shelter Fundamentals course and introduces the roles, responsibilities and tasks involved in shelter management.

Shelter Simulation, Friday September 4th from 1:00 to 5:00 pm.

Shelter Simulation training prepares volunteers to effectively and sensitively run and manage shelter operations as a team while meeting the needs of people displaced as a result of a disaster. The course provides participants with an opportunity to apply the knowledge, skills and abilities required to operate a successful shelter.

Please RSVP to Mono County Social Services at 760-924-1770

 

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