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American Red Cross

315 W Nora Ave
Spokane, WA 99205

(509) 326-3330 




North Central (main office); service locations vary

Focus Area: 

Capacity Building

Populations served: 

Time Commitment:

Varies; flexible


American Red Cross volunteers and staff work to deliver vital services - from providing relief and support to those in crisis, to helping you be prepared to respond in emergencies.


Each day, thousands of people - people just like you - provide compassionate care to those in need. Our network of generous donors, volunteers and employees share a mission of preventing and relieving suffering, here at home and around the world.

Volunteering with the American Red Cross

Our volunteers touch lives in the community every day. They are the heart and soul of the Red Cross and are dedicated to bringing help and hope to their neighbors when it is needed most.

How would you like to help?

  • Disaster response: responders (in the field) or dispatchers (work from home)

  • Administrative support: volunteer onboarding, engagement, or database management

  • Biomedical services: hospitality and registration at blood drives

  • Support military families: family follow-up via phone or presentations at Fairchild AFB

  • Lead a team: cultivate your leadership skills and make an impact across our region

Red Cross training is provided to all volunteers at no cost. or call Senior Recruitment Specialist Kari Strain to discuss opportunities (509) 679-8795


Virtual Disaster Action Team (DAT) Responder 

On-call position to provide services and resources to clients impacted by house fire or other disaster.

Virtual Disaster Mental Health 

Looking for a credentialed mental health professional to support virtual family assistance center for those impacted by COVID and ongoing opportunity to support those impacted by other disasters.

Virtual Disaster Community Partnerships 

Someone comfortable on the computer and phone to conduct outreach to organizations and verify resources available for those impacted by disaster.

Virtual Disaster Recovery Team Member

Provide follow-up casework for clients impacted by disaster and ensure they have resources needed for road to recovery.

Virtual Service to Armed Forces Community Resource Development

Conduct outreach and document resources and services available to military community to meet critical needs.



Save lives and prevent injury by providing leadership and support to a team of Disaster Cycle Services volunteers through Home Fire Campaign program delivery with a specific focus area. Focus areas for team leaders could include: leadership of a specific event or initiative, or ongoing support of a specific aspect of the program like partnerships, data management, providing services in homes and/or more.


The Preparedness Division provides appropriate preparedness programming within the community to assist community members in preparing for home fires and other disasters. This position is responsible for supporting and engaging members assigned to the preparedness team, which includes ensuring assigned volunteers are provided with outstanding support and management:

  1. Supervision - providing supervision to assigned volunteers including ensuring assigned volunteers are engaged in regional activities by: assigning tasks to complete function activities, regular and ongoing communication of opportunities, discussing level of involvement and development, providing timely feedback, and coaching;

  2. On boarding to Disaster Cycle Services and the volunteer's functional area;

  3. Training as required for the volunteer's functional area and in collaboration with the Disaster Workforce Engagement Team;

  4. Recognition for successful completion of tasks, and in collaboration with Disaster Workforce Engagement Team for yearly regional recognition;

  5. Evaluation of performance in completing assigned tasks and collaborating with Disaster Workforce Engagement Team for yearly evaluation and completion of volunteer's development plan.


Completion of functional program area tasks as assigned/delegated by supervisor, including:

  1. Strategic planning for assigned component(s) of Home Fire Campaign program to deliver services and achieve goals;

  2. Ensure program standards and procedures are being followed

  3. Work with volunteer services and program leadership to recruit volunteers;

  4. Work with team to ensure assigned events and/or activities are successfully scheduled and staffed appropriately;

  5. Attend all training webinars, meetings, and workshops led by the Regional, National, or Divisional team, and complete other required tasks, such as inventory counts, in a timely fashion;

  6. Ensure all data is reported according to program parameters;

  7. Provide leadership with ideas, stories, and lessons learned that could improve the program;

  8. Coordinate chapter/territory program administration to ensure that all team members are equipped to meet goals, adhere to program guidelines, and are aware of reporting deadlines and instructions;

  9. Other duties as outlined by leadership to align with position focus area to facilitate the identification and mentoring of new volunteer leadership


  • Ability to build and lead a team using collaborative leadership style and demonstrating traits of honesty, forward looking, competence, intelligence, and compassion. 

  • Capacity to envision the team's impact in their area and inspire them into action. 

  • Ability to communicate how the team fits into the larger DCS structure and how their actions can positively influence and support the DCS program as a whole.

Additional qualifications:

  • Ability to relate effectively with diverse groups and individuals;

  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills;

  • Demonstrated ability to read, understand, and review program guidelines and tools

For more information on this position, contact Disaster Program Manager Ari Denson at (509) 990-0438 or


Click the position title for link to the full position description.




Note: The two other positions in this document, RFL Lead Caseworker and Regional Expert IHL Instructor, are also open, but are not supported by RSVP.


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