The American Red Cross Central and Southern Illinois Region
5pm-8pm Friday, 8am-5pm Saturday, & 10am-3pm Sunday
American Red Cross Office
The Disaster Volunteer Boot Camp event is free, but advance registration is requested.
Interested in becoming a Red Cross disaster volunteer? Get on the fast track by attending this Disaster Volunteer Boot Camp event. In just one weekend, Disaster Volunteer Boot Camp participants will go through the entire process of becoming a trained Red Cross disaster volunteer.
The Red Cross encourages anyone who has considered becoming a Red Cross disaster volunteer to attend the Disaster Volunteer Boot Camp event. In addition to the training, participants will learn more about Red Cross disaster response and volunteer opportunities.
“Red Cross disaster volunteers are trained to respond to all types of disasters and the Disaster Volunteer Boot Camp event is a great opportunity for new volunteers to fast track that training into one weekend,” said Alyssa Pollock, Regional Disaster Officer for the American Red Cross Central and Southern Illinois Region. “ Disaster Volunteer Boot Camp participants will also have a chance to interact with Red Cross staff and other volunteers to learn more about the Red Cross.”
Last year, Red Cross volunteers in the Central and Southern Illinois Region assisted more 17,941 people. Disaster response in the Central and Southern Illinois Region included tornadoes, flooding, severe storms and home fires. Trained volunteers provided feeding, opened and staffed shelters, offered health and mental health services, assisted with long-term recovery planning and advocacy for disaster victims.
Red Cross volunteers truly are heroes because they offer help and hope to those in need.
The Disaster Volunteer Boot Camp event is free, but advance registration is requested. To register or learn more about Disaster Volunteer Boot Camp or other Red Cross volunteer opportunities, email Laura.Streid@redcross.org or call (309)662-0500 ext. 7428.
(309)662-0500 ext. 7428