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Save the Children Seeks Volunteers for Operation Recreation Response Corps

Join the inaugural ORR Volunteer Corps to serve disaster-stricken U.S. communities

Save the Children is seeking qualified and highly-motivated Parks and Recreation Professionals to launch the Operation Recreation Response Volunteer Corps and help keep children safe during U.S. emergencies. The effort kicks-off the Operation Recreation Response (ORR) initiative, an official partnership of Save the Children, the Foundation for Sustainable Parks and Recreation (FSPR) and GP RED. Conceived by New England recreation professionals, ORR is dedicated to helping communities prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters.

With more than 90 years of international and domestic response experience, Save the Children is the leader in ensuring children’s needs are met when disaster strikes; providing safe areas to play, distributing essential items; and providing the support communities need to build back stronger and more resilient. Members of Save the Children’s Disaster Response Team serve our most vulnerable citizens when they need it most, realizing that the puzzle they complete with a child in a shelter is actually helping that child piece his life back together.

Save the Children’s Disaster Response Team is comprised of full-time Save the Children staff members as well as trained volunteers. Operation Recreation Response (ORR) Volunteers will not be paid for their response services, however all costs associated with deployment, including travel, food and lodging, will be covered by Save the Children. Volunteer Corps members must be ready for rapid deployment within 24 hours of being notified and be available to deploy for two to three weeks.

The Operation Recreation Response (ORR) initiative, is an official partnership of Save the Children,
the Foundation for Sustainable Parks and Recreation (FSPR) and GP RED.

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