Cause Areas

When

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

Where

310 14th St SERochester, MN 55904

About

  • Location: We have a need for more Disaster Action Team Members in three of our chapters:
    • Southeast Minnesota Chapter ( Rice County - LeSuer County - Waseca County - Fillmore County -
      Olmsted County )
    • Southwest Minnesota Chapter ( Martin County - Marshall Area - Watonwan County - Blue Earth County - Nicollet County - McLoed Countty - Worthington Area -Redwood / Renville )
    • Central Minnesota Chapter: ( St Cloud - Alexandria )

  • Purpose: Become trained to become a Disaster Action Team (DAT) Trainee or a Disaster Action Team Dispatcher. Once trained you will respond to local disasters, most often house or apartment fires. DAT Trainees will respond to local disasters providing immediate on-scene response to local and large-scale disasters with an experienced DAT Member. Dispatcher's provide off-site support to DAT members during local responses with the goal of mobilizing a team of volunteers to respond within 2 hours and maintaining positive rapport and open lines of communications with fellow DAT members.
  • Responsibilities:
    • Commit to complete appropriate training. Become familiar with the policies, regulations and procedures for local disaster response and service.

    • After training is complete: DAT Trainee/Responder's promptly respond to local disasters while on shifts; collaborate with DAT Dispatcher on phone. Accurately and thoroughly complete field paperwork during responses.

  • Time Commitment:
    • Choose your availability on an availability and rotation schedule. Minimum 4 shifts/month.
  • Qualifications:
    • Demonstrated commitment to the mission of the American Red Cross

    • Be able to follow region/chapter and current Red Cross disaster guidance

      Responders -

    • 18 years of age or older

    • Access to reliable vehicle (mileage is not reimbursed) transportation; valid driver's license

    • Access to reliable cell phone

    • Ability to work under adverse conditions

    • Ability to record information clearly, accurately, and thoroughly

    • Ability to work with individuals of diverse backgrounds

  • Training:
    • DAT Trainees- Approximately 6 hours of online and in-person training. Trainees will need a minimum of 3 DAT responses before they are moved up to a DAT Responder.


To Apply for this position please email Angie.Roske@redcross.org or go to redcross.org/volunteer to begin the application process

Skills

  • Disaster Response

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Flexible, 4 shifts per month

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