Local Red Cross "Coaches Up" Gator Aiders Volunteers
If you wish to volunteer to be a local Gator Aider, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and fill out the attached application below.
Ready When the Time Comes Program
The American Red Cross Palm Beach County Ready When the Time Comes (RWTC) program trains volunteer teams from local companies, organizations and community based groups in disaster relief and deploys them to disaster sites in the Palm Beach/Okeechobee Counties area.
All participants receive free basic training in disaster preparedness and response. RWTC volunteers serve as a reserve task force that will be called upon when disaster response requires increased volunteer staffing to support major Palm Beach Chapter emergency relief operations.
How Does RWTC Work?
Local companies, organizations and community based groups partner with the American Red Cross in the Palm Beach area to train their designated members as disaster relief volunteers. Partners commit to making these group members available for major local disasters, such as large scale flooding and significant power outages.
When a major local disaster occurs, the Red Cross calls the RWTC partners, who then deploy their volunteers to Red Cross service sites.
Services RWTC Volunteers Can Provide
All RWTC volunteers who have attended the introductory course (3 hours) are eligible to take additional training needed to perform one of the following disaster relief activities: