American Red Cross Disaster Resiliency Corps
  • Syracuse, NY, USA
  • Full Time

Stipend; Health, Dental, Vision Insurance; Education Award; Federal Student Loan Forgiveness; Professional Development Opportunities, Future Career Opportunities

*Note*: We are accepting applications as long as this post is active.

The American Red Cross (ARC) operates one AmeriCorps program in New York State: The American Red Cross Disaster Resiliency Corps (ARCDRC). The primary goal of the ARCDRC is to increase individual and community disaster resiliency by educating individuals and groups across the State of New York on the importance of disaster preparedness. The ARCDRC also seeks to build disaster preparedness and response capacity by assisting in the recruitment, training, and engagement of volunteers; and assist the ARC with its own disaster response preparedness by helping to plan and develop supply, storage, distribution, shelter, and other efforts that will enable to the ARC to effectively respond to any emergency.

AmeriCorps members serving in the ARCDRC will focus on providing disaster preparedness education and training to New York State communities through established ARC educational programs. The disaster preparedness educational programs we offer are designed to educate New York Citizens of all ages on how to effectively prepare for emergencies. AmeriCorps members serving in the ARCDRC program will also have the opportunity to respond to disasters within New York State communities. Finally, AmeriCorps members serving in our program will be given the opportunity to learn more about and become directly involved with various other core Disasters Cycle Services operations such as Disaster Response, Mass Care, Disaster Workforce Engagement, Logistics, Information / Planning, and Individual Disaster Care, and other disaster activities to ensure the Red Cross is able to effectively respond to disasters.

This is a fantastic entry-level opportunity for those interested in working in the Disaster Relief / Emergency Management industries or an opportunity to try something new!


  • Must be able to serve at approximately 40 hours a week (Full-time) or approximately 20 hours a week (Part-time)
  • Must be a minimum of 18 years old
  • Able to pass a criminal background check
  • Holds a High School Diploma or GED
  • Must be a U.S Citizen, National, or Lawful Permanent Resident
  • Possess a valid U.S Driver's License (outside of those who are interested in serving in New York City)
  • Must live close to the service location


  • Bi-Weekly Stipend
  • Education award (between $1,374.60 and $6,495.00) to help pay qualified federal student loans or other educational expenses
  • Free Health, Dental, and Vision Coverage (Full-time members only)
  • Childcare Assistance (Full-time members only)
  • Federal student loan forbearance during the period of service. Accrued interest on those loans will be paid back upon successful completion of service.
  • Federal student loan forgiveness opportunities
  • Professional and Job Readiness training opportunities
  • Extensive American Red Cross and Emergency Management training
  • Potential American Red Cross employment opportunities anywhere in the U.S after completion of the term of service
  • Making an impact in your community
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