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Prepare With Pedro is an emergency preparedness program offered to children in grades K-2. The program is currently in pilot phase and Northern Nevada is one of the areas where it will be offered. However, this can't happen without building the team first. Team member roles include being a presenter, a presentation assistant, an administrative supporter, or a presenter trainer. All training is provided, and the time commitment would average 5 hours or less per month, and for that you can gain (or put to use) valuable skills in teaching, administrative support, event planning, marketing, or all of the above while helping kids prepare for the disasters that affect our community every day. 

The 30-45 minute presentation provides emergency preparedness education to youth in grades K-2 (ages 4-7) in school classrooms and other settings. Numerous tools have been developed for this program including a standardized curriculum, storybook, quizzes and activities which have been carefully constructed with the help of curriculum and hazard experts. Many tools for presenters have been developed to foster consistency and fidelity to the program goals and objectives. The highly interactive presentation addresses a local natural hazard, psycho-social coping skills and household preparedness steps like making a plan and a kit.

Qualifications:

Team member roles include either being a presenter, presentation assistant, administrative support, or presenter trainer. Depending on which role you choose, your qualifications will vary. All team members are expected to be:

  • Enthusiastic about the American Red Cross mission and programs
  • Comfortable working with and around young children
  • Demonstrated respect and recognition of the role and the responsibilities of others; highly collaborative
  • Communicates effectively both in writing and verbally
  • Interests in expanding Red Cross capabilities through teaching and empowering others
  • Reliable, punctual, good time management skills
  • Must be able to meet all background check requirements imposed by the Red Cross and any imposed by local school jurisdictions
  • Completion of all required training

Presenter Role qualifications may include but are not limited to:

  • Comfortable presenting an interactive curriculum to youth in grades K-2 in school and out of school/community settings
  • Working knowledge of emergency preparedness, including protective actions for various hazards, or a strong desire to learn about emergency preparedness and protective actions in order to teach them to youth
  • Flexible and willingness to teach new ideas and concepts, such as the psychosocial "coping skills"
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to follow through with minimum supervision
  • Excellent communication skills, including public speaking
  • Dynamic personality that relates well to youth in the target age group
  • Reliable, punctual, good time management skills
  • Ability to complete reports and conduct follow up calls with sites in a timely manner
  • Ability to problem solve and be flexible with program changes, regional changes, etc.
  • Daytime and/or weekend availability
  • Ability to arrange transportation to the Red Cross office to pick up materials, travel to event location, and return materials, etc. to the office at the end of the presentation
  • Must be able to meet all background check requirements imposed by the Red Cross and any imposed by local school jurisdictions

Presentation Assistant Role qualifications may include but are not limited to:

  • Enthusiastic about the American Red Cross mission and programs
  • Comfortable in classroom or group settings talking to and interacting with youth in grades K-2
  • Familiar with or a strong desire to learn about emergency preparedness and protective actions
  • Willing to learn program activities such as the coping skills, etc. in case there is a need to demonstrate technique to kids
  • Dynamic personality that relates well to youth in the target age group
  • Reliable, punctual, good time management skills
  • Ability to complete reports and conduct follow up calls with sites in a timely manner (if required by region)
  • Ability to problem solve and be flexible with program changes, regional changes, etc.
  • Daytime and/or weekend availability
  • Ability to arrange transportation to the Red Cross office to pick up materials, travel to event location, and return materials, etc. to the office at the end of the presentation.
  • Must be able to meet all background check requirements imposed by the Red Cross and any imposed by local school jurisdictions.

Administrative Support Role qualifications may include but are not limited to:

  • Ability and interest in mentoring new team members and leaders
  • Fluency in basic computer skills; adaptable to new systems
  • Demonstrated respect and recognition of the role and the responsibilities of others; highly collaborative
  • Communicates effectively both in writing and verbally
  • Interests in expanding Red Cross capabilities through teaching and empowering others
  • Must be a Red Cross volunteer


Presenter Trainer Role qualifications may include but are not limited to:

  • Enthusiastic about the American Red Cross mission and programs
  • Comfortable presenting and explaining an interactive curriculum to adults preparing to present to youth in grades K-2
  • Working knowledge of emergency preparedness, including protective actions for various hazards, or a strong desire to learn about emergency preparedness and protective actions in order to teach them to youth.
  • Flexible and willingness to teach new ideas and concepts, such as the psychosocial "coping skills".
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to follow through with minimum supervision
  • Excellent communication skills, including public speaking
  • Dynamic personality that relates well to adults of varying ages
  • Reliable, punctual, good time management skills
  • Ability to complete reports
  • Ability to problem solve and be flexible with program changes, regional changes, etc.
  • Daytime and/or weekend availability
  • Ability to arrange transportation to the Red Cross office to pick up materials, travel to event location, and return materials, etc. to the office at the end of the training.
  • Must be able to meet all background check requirements imposed by the Red Cross and any imposed by local school jurisdictions.
  • Must be a Red Cross volunteer
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