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Volunteer Red Cross Nurse

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Specializes in Med-Surg, Developmental Disorders. Has 8 years experience.

I decided to volunteer as a nurse with the American Red Cross to help my home state recover from Hurricane Harvey. I am single, no children, and my current job is the most flexible I've ever had, so I can do the nine-day deployments they are asking for. It is the right thing to do for myself and my community.

I am am wondering if anyone here has experience volunteering for Red Cross. If so, what does a typical shift/day/deployment entail? Thank you.

Yes, I have volunteered recently myself and am interested in hearing others experience. Basically I'm tagging myself on this to hear the responses. Thanks.

sideshowstarlet, BSN, RN

Specializes in Med-Surg, Developmental Disorders. Has 8 years experience.

MichRN1, What did you do with American Red Cross? Things like host blood drives or more hands-on relief such as tending to people injured in a disaster? Trying to figure out what kinds of things they'll have me doing if I get accepted.

Sideshow, I just applied yesterday. I'm as new as you and looking for information as well.