(This message is from West Pierce Fire & Rescue regarding an opportunity for a potential Americorps volunteer)
It is the mission of West Pierce Fire & Rescue, in partnership with the Lakewood and University Place community, to provide excellent fire protection, prevention, education and emergency services. The AmeriCorps volunteer will support that mission by assisting in supporting and providing disaster preparedness training in several forms including Community Emergency Response Team (CERT).
The volunteer will provide program support, research, and assist in documentation of outreach activities. One primary goal of the program is to ensure that the preparedness message is heard throughout the District, particularly in low-income neighborhoods. This will be accomplished through public speaking, newsletters, event support, personal contact, preparedness training, and the use of CERT ambassadors. The volunteer will place special focus on low-income areas to promote and host preparedness programs. It will be the responsibility of the volunteer to create a system for updating printed and web-based materials. The volunteer may be activated for an emergency or disaster event in a support role for the Department Operation Center. This position is contingent on funding.
The member will support the CERT program to include setup of the room and organization of class materials in support of the instructors. Under the direction of the supervisor, the volunteer will research and suggest methods of enhancing support for CERT members, with an emphasis on low-income participants; to include training, funding and community recognition. They will participate in developing and providing programs to inform the public about types of disasters and ways to prepare for the impacts of those disasters. They will encourage attendance by citizens at preparedness programs and track all citizen volunteer hours. The volunteer will have significant interaction with the public, so must be comfortable speaking with people both in-person and on the phone. The volunteer will be given opportunities to be involved with hands on disaster preparedness activities. The volunteer will focus on methods used by low-income members to enhance their preparedness level.
For more information or to apply through the AmeriCorps website, please click here.
Applications will be accepted until July 31. If you have questions or for more information, please contact Emergency Preparedness Coordinator Rachel Adler at Rachel.email@example.com or 253-983-4564.Print This Post