Diego County is earthquake and wildfire country. Conventional wisdom is not will a disaster
occur, but when.
The newly launched JFS Disaster Preparedness & Response Program is
designed to address our community’s needs and how best we can serve those
impacted by disaster. We believe it is better to be prepared months or years in
advance, versus one minute too late. We
need your help to be ready when disaster hits.
If you want to play a vital role in our community’s response, please
volunteer now for the JFS Disaster Preparedness & Response Program.
begin Wednesday, May 4 and will continue through Wednesday, May 25. Please
register for training by contacting Melinda Wilkes, Volunteer Services Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or
by calling (858) 637-3050. Start the process online>>
Most positions only require a basic orientation OR one-day training. Only during an actual catastrophic disaster will we being asking
volunteers to work longer hours, depending upon circumstances.
JFS Disaster Preparedness & Response Program Volunteer Opportunities
Want to have the
most impact? Volunteer for the JFS/American Red Cross Disaster Shelter team. We urgently need to fill
this crucial position - our goal is to have a team of volunteers assembled by
- JFS/ARC Disaster Shelter team – 25-35 volunteers to complete a full day of disaster
training & serve on a sheltering on-call team. These volunteers will
be working on the front lines assisting people most impacted by disaster.
They will bring comfort to clients, serve food, and help manage shelters
on behalf of Jewish Family Service and the American Red Cross.
We are also
recruiting for the following positions:
- Client Services Specialist – Client Services Specialist – Greet and comfort clients, assess their needs, and steer them through the recovery process. Read more here>>
- Volunteer Coordinator – Volunteer Coordinator
–Screen and place volunteers, solve field-related problems, track
statistics, answer volunteer-related questions, communicate daily with
the team and support them as needed. Read more here>>
- Intake Specialist – Intake Specialist – Assist JFS staff with intake and referral calls during a disaster. Read more here>>
Generously funded by The San Diego Foundation's San Diego Regional