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American Red Cross Disaster Response and Preparedness Intern
Develop and maintain the tools to more effectively serve the community and businesses in preventing, preparing, and responding to emergencies. Respond to local disasters, including home fires. Work closely with Disaster Cycle Services to determine response needs. Position will include disaster drills and exercises, canteens for large events, health fairs to inform public on preparedness activities. 2. Facilitate Home Fire Preparedness Campaign in local neighborhoods where high fatality fires and injuries occur. Includes canvassing events, smoke alarm installs, and collaborating with other agencies to partner on events. Hours- 10 per week. Internship paid through University of Tulsa. University of Tulsa undergraduate student in the management, psychology or sociology degree majors. Ability to work independently, and demonstrate initiative. Effective written and oral communication skills. Must have basic computer skills; be organized, dependable and willing to learn.
American Red Cross Volunteer Services Intern
Develop and maintain volunteer base for 26 counties in North and South Eastern Oklahoma. Recruit, engage, retain, and recognize volunteers for seven lines of Red Cross services. Recruit volunteers throughout territory at various events. Explain volunteer positions to the public and answer questions to determine volunteer position. Work closely with departments to determine volunteer needs. Position will include veteran events, blood service drives, disaster drills and exercises, health fairs to inform public on preparedness activities. 2. Engage volunteers through seven lines of service, assist volunteers with required training, orientate volunteer to desired position. Determine correct course of action when volunteer issues occur. Manage data required for volunteer including Volunteer Connection account. 3. Retain volunteers through activities, drills, and exercises. Recognize volunteers through year of service, hour’s submitted and fun events. Work closely with Ready When the Time Comes teams to continue retention efforts and inclusive trainings. 4. Work closely with Tulsa Area Chapter Executive Board on the Volunteer Recruitment Committee. Monthly meetings to determine required action to continue recruitment, engagement, retention, and recognition activities. 5. When large scale disasters occur provide staffing to ensure immediate disaster related needs are covered, including: sheltering, feeding, damage assessment, bulk distribution, client casework, and government liaisons positions. Hours- 10 per week. Internship paid through University of Tulsa. University of Tulsa undergraduate student in management, psychology or sociology degree majors. Ability to work independently, and demonstrate initiative. Effective written and oral communication skills. Must have basic computer skills; be organized, dependable and willing to learn.
Animal Rescue Foundation
Do you love dogs, cats, or both? The Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) is in need of volunteers. Each Friday and Saturday from 9am until 5pm, ARF brings a few of their animals to PetSmart locations (Fridays @ 71st & 169; Saturdays @41st between Yale/Sheridan. There are morning and afternoon shifts from which to choose (9am - 1pm and 12:30-4:30). Volunteers work the booth, which consists of showing the dogs and cats to people who are interested, and walking the dogs regularly outside of the store. We also need volunteers to help at the ARF House at LaFortune Park, Wednesday - Sunday, 10am - 4pm. You can walk, bathe, brush, and play with the dogs and assist people who are wanting to adopt an ARF dog or cat. To sign up, please fill out the volunteer form at www.arftulsa.org/volunteerinfo.html and fax it to 918-744-4489 or call the ARF line at 918-622-5962.