Job Posting

Personal Disaster Assistance Team Responder - VOLUNTEER

Employer Name: 
Canadian Red Cross Society
Job Location: 
Grand Forks, BC area

The Canadian Red Cross Society, a non-profit, humanitarian organization dedicated to helping Canadians, as well as the most vulnerable throughout the world, is seeking a Disaster Management – Personal Disaster Assistance Team Responder volunteer. Reporting to the Community Planning and Response Coordinator, this position ensures the delivery of quality emergency social services to people affected by personal disasters within their area.

As a Personal Disaster Assistance Team Responder volunteer, you will take 40 hours of National Red Cross training to learn how to best support those affected by disasters.  After this training is completed, you will become part of a larger response team that can be activated for both small and large-scale disasters. There are opportunities to develop your leadership skills through training and exercises and to share your expertise in key support services areas like human resources and logistics.

Key Responsibilities


  • Completes client needs assessment for people affected by disasters
  • Provides comfort kits and other direct aid as needed
  • Completes paperwork in a timely and accurate manner
  • Provides clients with referrals to partner agencies and other community based groups
  • Participates in preparedness activities at the community level
  • Completes mandatory Disaster Management training as scheduled
  • Attends team meetings as requested
  • Support communities and individuals affected by disasters
  • Develop technical skills and knowledge around coordination of disaster responses
  • Share specialized skills and expertise in human resources, finance and administration, logistics, and planning as required


  • Must be a minimum of 18 years of age
  • A valid provincial drivers license is an asset
  • Be able to provide a satisfactory Driver’s Abstract
  • Proven customer service skills
  • Well demonstrated interpersonal skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong organization skills
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
  • Demonstrates initiative, tact, and an understanding of client confidentiality

Working Conditions

We are seeking volunteers who can commit to a minimum of two years. Ideally volunteers will be available on an on-going basis. We are currently seeking volunteers available to work during non-traditional hours (weekends, evenings) and/or regular business hours. Please quote Posting ID DM-RP-TRA-607 in the subject line of the application.
Opportunity for qualified volunteers to deploy away-from home to disaster responses in B.C. and across Canada.

This position requires a successful Canadian criminal record check and successful vulnerable sector check. 
The Canadian Red Cross Society is an equal opportunity employer.

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Posting Will Expire: 
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
How to Apply
Application Procedure: 

Interested parties may submit their applications and resumes quoting, Disaster Management – (Location). – Personal Disaster Assistance Team Responder Volunteer, along with appropriate Posting ID Number(s) if applicable, in your subject line

The Canadian Red Cross Society
Or fax: (604) 709-6675

While we appreciate all responses, only candidates under consideration will be contacted. Please note that relocation funding is not available for this position.


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