Local Volunteers Are Needed

American Red Cross celebrates its volunteer heroes in March and is recruiting people in Clallam County to be a hero save save a life. Join the volunteers who respond to emergencies on the North Olympic Peninsula during housefires, flooding, or winter storms.

Every day families rely on Red Cross volunteers for urgent relief and hope during crisis. Local Volunteers are needed to represent the Red Cross workforce and receive training to respond locally as well as to help on regional or national emergency events.

The Red Cross is recruiting volunteers for a variety of life-saving activities:

Disaster Action Team member: When a disaster like a home fire displaces a family from their home, trained volunteers respond to ensure that they don’t face it alone. As part of a team, volunteers help local families by addressing their urgent needs, like food and a safe place to stay, and get recovery assistance. Nationally, the Red Cross responds to fires every 8 minutes.

Community Preparedness member: These volunteers provide training and resources to community groups, including faith communities, on being prepared personally, with their family and pets for emergencies in the home, workplace, and while traveling.

Home Fire campaign volunteer: As part of a nationwide campaign, local Red Cross volunteers install free smoke alarms and help residents create home fire escape plans specific to their home. Last year 155 smoke alarms were installed in homes locally.

Mass Care volunteer: Volunteers organize and partner with local governmental and community groups for sheltering, feeding, and supporting people during an emergency event in communities on the North Olympic Peninsula.

Logistics team member: These volunteers help with preparation/storage of supplies, technologies, equipment and material resources needed in order to respond to emergency events. There are currently six trailers with supplies positioned throughout Clallam County to aid isolated communities.

Services to Armed Forces (SAF): Volunteers provide support and assistance to members and veterans of the Armed Forces and their families.

The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on local volunteers and the generosity of the public to perform its mission.

Members of the current Red Cross Team will share their Red Cross experiences on March 10 and 24 at 12 noon at the Red Cross office, 151 Ruths Place, Carlsborg.

For more information about the Red Cross, call Don Zanon at 360-452-8677, or go online to