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Busy disaster season predicted; Red Cross needs volunteers

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Posted at 11:20 AM, Jun 15, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-15 22:24:49-04

Fire season is in full swing, which means the Red Cross is preparing to jump into action if a natural disaster creates a need for the organization.

The Red Cross functions on a 90% volunteer basis and this is its busiest time of year.

In order to be properly staffed and prepared for any scenario, they are looking to the community for help. They are asking anyone who is able to apply for different volunteer positions.

"There are a lot of different volunteer opportunities at the Red Cross, it really depends on your interests and availability and then we pair you up with that perfect volunteer match and get you started," said Red Cross Communications Director Taylor Poisall.

There are several different positions you can apply for depending on your interests, including front desk workers, media relations, and even photography but the most needed positions are shelter support, health services, and disaster action team members.

To apply, head to their website and fill out a volunteer application.