Red Cross seeking volunteers to help with Harvey

FILE: American Red Cross disaster relief vehicle on Sunday, May 29, 2016. (KXAN File Photo)
FILE: American Red Cross disaster relief vehicle on Sunday, May 29, 2016. (KXAN File Photo)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — If you’re available to volunteer, the Red Cross says it urgently needs volunteer shelter workers and they’re offering last-minute training this Friday as Hurricane Harvey is set to approach the Texas coast.

In case evacuees end up seeking shelter in Central Texas, the Red Cross said it’ll need volunteers to help work the temporary shelters.

New and first-time volunteers are encouraged to come to Friday’s training. There are numerous times to choose from.

Volunteer Training

Friday, Aug. 25
American Red Cross Serving Central Texas
2218 Pershing Drive, Austin, TX 78723

  • 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
  • Noon – 1:00 p.m.
  • 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

If you have leadership experience, you can get training to be a shelter manager.

Shelter Managing Training:

Friday, Aug. 25
AISD Performing Arts Center
1500 Barbara Jordan Blvd, Austin, TX 78723
8:00 a.m. – Noon

Volunteers are encouraged to visit and fill out the volunteer application before they attend the training, but it is not required. Computers will be available on-site for volunteers to complete their intake process during training.

For more information, call 1-800-928-4271. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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