Disasters Happen, You Can Help: Disaster Responder (DAT)


(43.59053,-91.40482)
 

Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

County-wideHouston County, MN 55921


About

PLACEMENT PURPOSE
Disaster Responders (Disaster Action Team volunteers) train and respond to local and regional communities immediately after a disaster (ie fire, flood, tornado). They provide emergency disaster assistance & hope to individuals and families affected by the disaster. Candidates for this position must have availability to respond at a variety of hours with their own transportation, strong empathy skills and able to maintain confidentiality with client information, good written and verbal communication skills, and be comfortable working in stressful situations while handling multiple tasks and assessing incoming information quickly. Candidates must be physically able to lift & carry 25 pounds.

OPEN TIME DAYS

3-4 hours (average) per disaster response.

Number of responses vary per month.??

REQUIRED TRAINING

Orientation to the American Red Cross

Online & Classroom training course list will be provided (approx. 15 hrs of training).

Assistance / Observation on a minimum of 2 disaster responses.

One-on-one mentoring and support from current Disaster Responder (DAT) Volunteers.? ?

Skills

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Minimum of 1 year commitment; Renewable annually.??
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