SD Red Cross holds training for new volunteers to assist in Harvery recovery

Posted at 11:39 AM, Sep 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-02 14:42:12-04

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (KGTV) -- The San Diego Red Cross is training volunteers interested in helping with the recovery efforts in Texas and Louisiana due to Hurricane Harvey. 

Thousands of families are still staying at Red Cross shelters throughout Texas and more volunteers are needed. 

The training sessions give volunteers a disaster services overview and teach them what to expect as a volunteer in a shelter. 

Volunteers must be over 18-years-old and pass a background check. Anyone interested must commit to being deployed for at least 14 days and be ready to deploy in 48-hours after being assigned. Volunteers must be willing to work day or night shifts and be in good health with no physical limitations. 

The next training session is on Sunday, September 3rd from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. The training sessions are at the American Red Cross San Diego HQ located at 3950 Calle Fortunada in San Diego. Maximum capacity for the training session is 120 people and will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. 

If you can't make it to the training session and are still interested in volunteering visit: