Yolo County Red Cross

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Mission Statement
The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.
120 Court Street, Woodland, CA
(Monday-Thursday 8:30am to 4:30pm)
(530) 662-8386
Regional Manager
Lorainne Alvarez Opper; Lorraine.AlvarezOpper@RedCross.org
Youth Services Coordiantor
Heidi Elneil; Heidi.Elneil@Redcross.org
ARC established since
Late 1800's

There are Red Cross clubs at:

What YOU can do

Mission Statement

The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.

Principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Network

Some Quick Facts about our Work Force

Information on the Yolo Red Cross

A short History on the ARC and International RC

Volunteer Options and Needs

1. Disaster Action Team (DAT) = a local team that responds to any disaster in Yolo County. Must be 16 years of age, on-call schedule 5pm-8am, and have taken the appropriate classes: Orientation, Intro class to Disaster Services, Mass Care, Family Services, Shelter Operations, and First Aid Certified.

2. National Disaster Response (DSHR) = this position especially requires dedication and time. Often volunteers are needed for 2-3 weeks. Volunteers should be healthy, responsible, adaptive to different conditions and team players.
Requirements: must be 18 years of age, CPR/First Aid certified, pass a background check, approved by the local chapter and available to leave within 48 hours of a disaster!

3. Local Large Disasters = respond to Yolo county disasters only. For example winter flooding. This position is similar to DAT except that volunteers are not on a set schedule.

4. CPR/First Aid Instructors = after teaching 3 classes the costs for certification will be reimbursed (its about $160.00)
Must be 18 years of age, complete FIT class, complete CPR/First Aid/AED class

5. Health/Disaster Fairs and Community Outreach = these events occur on weekends, often between 8am and 5pm. The role for volunteers is to be knowledgeable about the Red Cross to increase awareness. Volunteers will hand out fliers, organize paperwork and be sociable

6. Office/Display Design = work encompasses data entry, making copies, answering phones, writing letters, fair displays, cleaning manikins, setting up for classes, etc. Volunteers should be computer savvy and know Microsoft Word.

7. Chapter Development = researching from home to update information and develop programs such as student nursing programs, making flood maps, youth programs, etc.

8. Fundraiser Events = these are one-time events. Major fundraisers are: Heart Kitchen of the Home Tour (May) & Heroes Luncheon (December)


Intern at the ARC!!!

1. Disaster Services
2. Health and Safety
3. Grants
4. Event Planning
5.Youth Outreach
6. Military Programs
7. Public Relations/Marketing
8. IT/Computer

HOW TO APPLY: Please contact Heidi Elneil, Youth Services Coordinator, at heidi.elneil@redcross.org or visit 120 Court Street, Woodland, CA 95695

Take a Class at the ARC

Good Samaritan/ Lay Responder Classes Specialty Classes
Adult CPR/AED $37.00 Child Care CPR & First Aid $75.00
Adult, Child, & Infant CPR/AED $47.00 CA Child Care Preventative Health & Safety Issues $45.00
Adult CPR/AED & First Aid $52.00 CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer $70.00
Adult, Child, & Infant CPR/AED plus First Aid $57.00 Babysitter's Training $40.00
First Aid Only $32.00 Child & Infant CPR training for Babysitters $35.00
Adult CPR/AED & First Aid for Mature Adults $50.00
Wilderness First Aid $100.00
Nursing Assistant Training COMING SOON!
Instructor Classes Re-certification Classes
Fundamentals of Instructor Training (FIT) $35.00 CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer Challenge $40.00
First Aid, CPR/AED Instructor Training $130.00 Adult, Child, & Infant CPR Review $40.00

Other Programs

Aquatic Programs
City of Davis (530) 757-5626
City of Woodland (530) 661-5880
UC Davis (530) 752-1730

Lifeguard Classes are offered December through May.
Aquatic Programs available:
Learn to Swim, Lifeguard Training, Swim Instructors, Water Safety Professionals

Calendar of Classes July 2013

Dates Classes
July 1st Adult & Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED 9am-4pm
July 6th Adult First Aid/CPR/AED 9am-3pm
July 6th Adult CPR/AED 9am-12:30pm
July 6th Babysitters Training w/ Pediatric First Aid/CPR Pt.1 9am-3:30pm
July 10th Adult & Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED 9am-4pm
July 10th Adult First Aid/CPR/AED 9am-3pm
July 10th Adult CPR/AED 9am-12:30pm
July 12th Adult First Aid/CPR/AED Review 9am-12pm
July 12th Adult & Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED Review 9am-1pm
July 12th Adult CPR/AED Review 9am-11am
July 13th Babysitters Training w/ Pediatric First Aid/CPR Pt.2 9am-3:30pm
July 15th First Aid 9am-12:30pm
July 17th CPR/AED Professional Review 6pm-9pm
July 20th Adult & Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED 9am-4pm
July 20th Adult & Pediatric CPR/AED 9am-1pm
July 22nd Adult & Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED pt.1 6pm-9:15pm
July 22nd Adult & Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED pt.2 6pm-9:15pm
July 26th Adult First Aid/CPR/AED 9am-3pm
July 96th Adult CPR/AED 9am-12:30pm
July 17th CPR/AED Professional 9am-4pm

National Service Days

JANUARY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
A perfect project for college students who wish to help younger kids, the annual “Do
Something Kindness and Justice Challenge” begins on Martin Luther King, Jr., Day and
focuses on character education, leadership training and community service.Youth and
young adults across the country perform acts of kindness by helping others and acts of justice
by standing up for what is right.While designed for use in schools, anyone can register
and download the Do Something curriculum and leadership guide.
For more information, visit www.dosomething.org

In an effort to bring people together around the common focus of service to others and
break down the social and economic barriers that divide us as a nation, the Corporation
for National Service, in consultation with the King Center for Nonviolent Social Change,
provides grants to public and nonprofit organizations to mobilize Americans to observe the
Martin Luther King, Jr., federal holiday as a day of service to others.
For more information, visit www.mlkday.org

National Volunteer Blood Donor Month (NVBDM) is a joint effort of the American
Association of Blood Banks, the American Red Cross and America’s Blood Centers and
has been held every January since 1970.A Presidential Proclamation designates January as
NVBDM each year. Years may come and go, but one thing remains the same: the need for
blood.There’s no better time to hold a drive and to donate than NVBDM.

FEBRUARY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Groundhog Job Shadow Day offers the opportunity for young people to “shadow” a
workplace mentor as he or she goes through a normal day on the job, providing an
up-close look at how the skills learned in school are put into action in the workplace.
For more information, visit www.jobshadow.org

MARCH. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Each year the President of the United States proclaims March “Red Cross Month.” Use
this opportunity to promote your unit’s services to the campus community, recruit college
student volunteers, raise funds and increase the visibility of the American Red Cross in
your community.

APRIL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
During National Volunteer Week, thousands of volunteers participate in service projects
while others become volunteers for the first time. Countless recognition ceremonies and
events also are held to honor volunteers for their commitment and contributions.
For ideas and more information, visit www.pointsoflight.org

Sponsored by Youth Service America, National Youth Service Day highlights the positive
contributions that young Americans are making in their communities through service and
volunteering. Every year, the American Red Cross works with Youth Service America and
39 other national organizations to encourage millions of young people in all 50 states and
abroad to help, feed, tutor,mentor, share with and care for others.
For more information—including a comprehensive online resource guide on community
involvement that features volunteer recruitment, project development, fundraising and
public relations guidelines—visit www.servenet.org

National Organ and Tissue Donor Awareness Week provides an excellent opportunity for
volunteers to begin encouraging more people to consider becoming organ and tissue
To learn what young adults can do to promote organ and tissue donation, check out

Earth Day is the largest environmental event in history. Its objective is to mobilize and
empower citizens around the world who care about the environmental challenges facing
all of us.
For more information, visit www.earthday.net

MAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
World Red Cross Day provides an opportunity for national societies as well as local units
to express solidarity with the International Red Cross and its millions of supporters. It also
provides an excellent way to involve young people in the Red Cross and to attract new

National Student Nurse Day is a great day to recognize the accomplishments of student
nurses and the contributions they make to their communities. It also is a good opportunity
for student nurses to participate in community health projects and educate the general
population about the valuable services nurses provide.
For more information, visit www.nsna.org

OCTOBER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fire Prevention Week honors the anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire and increases
awareness of the dangers of fire. Every year the President of the United States proclaims
the Sunday-through-Saturday period in which October 9 falls national Fire Prevention
Week.The National Fire Prevention Association works to make fire prevention a priority
and counts on the participation and effort of tens of thousands of fire and safety professionals,
American Red Cross volunteers and individuals to reduce the risk of fire and the
toll fires take on our society.
For more information—including a free online Fire Prevention Week Kit—visit

Make A Difference Day is a national community service effort
designed to challenge and reward volunteers. Every year, on the
fourth Saturday in October, USA WEEKEND and the Points
of Light Foundation co-sponsor Make A Difference Day.
More than a million citizens spend one Saturday “making a
difference” in their communities by participating in service
For more information—including help with project ideas and
award grants—visit www.usaweekend.com/diffday

NOVEMBER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Random Acts of Kindness Week is an awareness campaign and celebration of the power of
random acts of kindness.The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation, established in 1995,
creates and distributes information and educational materials to facilitate celebrations. It
also recruits, trains and assists volunteer coordinators and counsels individuals, groups and
institutions to help them design meaningful activities.
For more information on how to host a Random Acts of Kindness Week Celebration and
a list of suggested kind acts, visit www.actsofkindness.org

Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week combines a wide variety of activities that focus on
educating the college campus population, increasing participation in community service
and building coalitions.The week provides great fund-raising and education opportunities
for the American Red Cross.The important Red Cross work of feeding and sheltering
those in need both here and abroad fits perfectly with the goals of Hunger and Homeless
Awareness Week.
For more information, visit www.pirg.org

DECEMBER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The fifth of December is International Volunteer Day—an annual celebration by communities,
people and governments of the achievements of voluntary work and volunteers
around the world.The United Nations encourages activities and events to mark this special
day. UN Secretary-General, Kofi Annan said,“Year by year, generation by generation, there
is progress. Behind that progress lie many factors. One is the willingness of many individuals
to devote their time, efforts and resources to the welfare and advancement of all.We call
them volunteers.” Why not recognize your volunteers on December fifth?

Red Cross youth and young adult volunteers are involved in helping to prevent the spread
of HIV every day through peer education, community information booths and awareness
events.World AIDS Day offers Red Cross volunteers the opportunity to be a part
of the World AIDS Campaign. For ideas on how to participate in World
AIDS Day and to request a free World AIDS Day Pack that includes a display, posters,
leaflets and stickers, visit www.avert.org/worldaid.htm


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2008-04-04 16:57:16   Love! —JabberWokky

2008-04-04 17:42:58   Right now they're trying to raise money with their annual 'Heart of the Home Tour', which is a tour of kitchens in Yolo County. It's an opportunity to see some amazing kitchens. —MamaLoebs

2010-08-19 11:08:04   This page needs a lot of work! —NeeleH

2010-08-30 11:25:18   Amazing work —NeeleH

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