Join a Disaster Action Team to assist those affected in your community

Cause Areas


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


1415 Genessee StreetUtica, NY 13501


Fulfill the Red Cross mission by alleviating human suffering caused by disasters in your community. Join our trained team of volunteers as they serve as the Red Cross' first-in responders for disasters, including every-day home fires in your county. We need people who want to and will:

  • Demonstrate committment to the mission of the Red Cross
  • Provide timely response to disasters and assist those affected
  • Meet the needs of those affected by providing shelter, food and other Red Cross services needed or make referrals to other relief agencies as needed
  • Work as part of a county-based team, attend meetings, communicate regularly, register for shifts, and participate in ongoing training
  • Complete necessary forms related to services provided
  • Be on-call for a minimum of four 12-hour shifts per month


  • Disaster Response
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Disaster Relief Care & Shelters
  • People Skills
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Multi-Tasking

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • four 12 hour on-call shifts per month

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