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Opportunity Details

Help Others in Your Community! Join a Red Cross Disaster Action Team!

Join us to answer the call when disaster strikes.

Your local American Red Cross office is looking for volunteers in your area to provide 24-hour emergency response to local disasters, particularly home fires, providing basic necessities such as food and shelter.
Provide emergency assistance to people affected by a disaster.

This is great way to give back in your community!

From offering a shoulder to cry on, to meeting immediate needs for sheltering and supplies, to connecting people with long term recovery services, our volunteers ensure that families don't have to face tough times alone.

There are several key roles within the disaster services teams.

Disaster Action Team (DAT)

  • Every day people are forced from their homes due to fires, storms or other disasters. Our Disaster Action Team volunteers respond day and night to meet the immediate needs of their neighbors. Our help may include financial assistance for food, clothing and lodging, emotional support, replacing prescription medications and other critically needed items.

    Learn more about this role: Training is free, but the hope you provide is priceless. Make a difference by turning tragedy into hope. Apply or learn more here.

Disaster Action Team Duty Officer

  • DAT Duty Officers are the first and single point of contact from emergency service organizations when the request for assistance is made.
  • DAT Duty Officers are the lynchpin that holds a Red Cross disaster response together. DAT Duty Officers receive notification from clients and agencies requesting assistance during a fire, flood, or other disasters. They assess the situation and deploy the most appropriate resources to support efforts such as initial casework and recovery planning, canteen services, sheltering, and disaster assessment.

Many disaster action team volunteers share these life experiences and skills:

  • Team-oriented
  • Availability and flexibility for at least 4-6 hours per week
  • Empathetic, caring and compassionate
  • Comfortable with using technology such as smart phones and laptop

Register and Explore:

Reach out and chat with me,
Danielle Dietze, Volunteer Services

Disaster & Emergency Services

Age Minimum (with Adult): 18+, Minimum Age:18+

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Volunteers needed through 3/1/2023 | More than 100 spots remaining
Danielle Dietze

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  • Choose an existing team you're already a member or captain of, or
  • Create a new team to sign up.

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