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Cruz Roja

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*THIS PROGRAM IS NOT CURRENTLY RUNNING BUT WILL RESUME IN FALL SEMESTER*

What is Cruz Roja?

The American Red Cross Hispanic Outreach Program (Cruz Roja) aims to teach, prepare, and assist the Hispanic community in the face of emergencies and disasters. We teach all Red Cross-certified materials in Spanish and English to interested community members.

We also participate in Home Fire Campaigns where we go door to door offering free installation of smoke detectors and teaching fire safety.

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How do I get involved?

BECOME A VOLUNTEER

Volunteer Description: Volunteers will be trained to help teach Hispanic participants how to prepare and assist in emergencies and disasters.

Volunteer Commitment: We meet for 1-3 hours every week. We aim to teach two classes a month in the community. The week before each class there will be a training to prep the volunteers on what to teach. Watch for emails and Facebook updates for information about training meetings. Community classes will be held on the off-weeks at churches or community centers in Utah County. Volunteers usually carpool to the site together.

Step 1:

Email cruzroja@byu.edu and express your interest in joining Cruz Roja.

Step 2:

Please complete this mandatory 25-minute Minor Protection Training before you begin working with this program.

Step 3:

Prepare to attend the following trainings before each class.

Training Meeting Schedule for Winter 2024: All meetings are on Wednesdays from 7:00-8:00 PM.

  • February 21, TNRB 324
  • February 28, TNRB 324
  • March 6, TNRB 324
  • March 13, TNRB 324
  • March 20, TNRB 324
  • March 27, TNRB 324
  • April 3, TNRB 324
  • April 10, TNRB 324
  • April 17, TNRB 324

BECOME A LEADER

Volunteer Leader Description: There are two kinds of leadership positions: Executive Director and Program Director. A program only has one Executive Director, but multiple program directors. Leaders are generally responsible for overseeing recruitment, retention, and reflection with volunteers. They also coordinate service with community partners and ensure their program runs smoothly. Volunteer leaders may also share the responsibilities of volunteers as outlined in the Volunteer Description. For more information, visit our section called Be a Leader!

Volunteer Leader Commitment: In addition to volunteering, Volunteer leaders commit to a 1-hour monthly team meeting to discuss needs and make plans for the program.

STEP 1:

Apply to become a leader by completing one of the applications below (if there are no applications, then this program is not accepting leaders at this time):

Directors

Available by email at cruzroja@byu.edu

Nasly Proano Gomez, Executive Director

(385) 236-7397
Office Hour: (Not Running Spring and Summer)

Alaina Cutler

Ryan Wall

(801) 888-7290

Ryan Van Slooten

(818) 269-3132

Carter Stowell

(857) 396-9867