People interested in volunteering with the SW Washington Red Cross and who have completed Red Cross orientation are encouraged to participate in two classes scheduled this month in Longview.
A Shelter Operations class will be held from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday, January 20th and a Shelter Simulation class will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 21st. Both classes will be held at Life Works, 906 New York Street in Longview.
Friday's class prepares volunteers to effectively and sensitively manage shelter operations as a team while meeting the needs of people displaced as a result of disaster. At the January 21st class, volunteers will acquire knowledge of Red Cross policies and procedures for setting up, running and closing a shelter during a disaster.
In addition, other Red Cross volunteers are needed to act as clients who are affected by a simulated disaster. For more details or to RSVP, please email Kelly Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 360-693-5821, ext 105.