Published On: Wed, Jan 29th, 2014

Cruz Roja Mexicana Seeks Bilingual Volunteers

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Cruz Roja Mexicana Seeks Bilingual Volunteers

Cruz Roja Mexicana Delegation Merida is seeking bilingual volunteers to assist in service delivery to the Merida’s residents and visitors. Currently, very few Cruz Roja staff speak English.
English-only and limited-Spanish speakers are increasingly moving to Merida. Couple that with the constant flow of English-only-speaking tourist visiting Merida, translation capability has emerged as a critical unmet need in the delivery of Cruz Roja services.
“No experience necessary,” says Todd Mosley, a former American Red Cross staffer and current Cruz Roja volunteer in Merida. “Any and all training will be provided.”
“The Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement across the world has proven that the presence of that blocky red cross on that stark white background is a universal symbol of hope; a safe and secure place to run to in times of need.” Mosley continued, “Cruz Roja es una gran familia del mundo.” “All Red Cross/Red Crescent organizations have their own unique shortcomings but the overall mission, the overall impact across the planet is profound.” “Red Cross/Red Crescent volunteers are proud to go into environments where most people are trying to flee. We are just that kind of people.”
Volunteers who are not EMT trained are needed to translate the exchange of information between EMTs in the field and clients who need assistance that do not speak Spanish. Readily communicated information during a stroke, heart attack, or car accident can literally save lives. Both residents of Merida and our tourist visitors will benefit from this new translation capability.
Volunteers who are EMT trained can possibly accompany Cruz Roja staff in the ambulances during assigned shifts upon completion of standard skill tests.
An informational meeting will be held at the delegation headquarters on Saturday, February 1st at Calle 68 between 65 and 67 in Centro. The universal Red Cross logo is visible for all to see from the street.
Please plan on attending the informational meeting on February 1st if you are interested in volunteering for this important, simple, and needed service. If you’d like more information prior to the meeting, please contact Todd Mosley by email at ToddnMX@aol.com or by calling 999-362-59-49 between 11am and 6pm.

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