Interesting, always active place to work.
Administrator (Former Employee) – Green Cove Springs, FL – April 1, 2016
The American Red Cross is a wonderful organization. They help so many people, you can't even put a number to how many.
A typical day at work is going in, getting my computer up, checing emails and Volunteer Connection, especially checking for emails from the Chapter office. Also from the Fire Marshall for smoke alarm installations.
Filing to help out the Emergency Operations Center as well as my own, keeping records and sending reports to Chapter office, keep records of numbers of people contacted.
Calling organizations; Senior Citizen Center and Schools to set up appointments to do presentations for hazard preparedness. The presentations are to prepare the communities for fires, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, etc. Then I contact the Volunteers to do the presentations.
I also participate in classes/training for such disasters with the EOC.
Hardest part is not having enough Volunteers. Most enjoyable is working with the Volunteers. They are wonderful, caring, passionate people.
Sometimes free lunches, pot luck dinners
No health care, no benefits