Provide resources, comfort and hope to people and families in their time of need.
A Disaster Action Team (DAT) volunteer is a part of a team that responds to the scene of a local disasters including home fires and major storms to deliver Red Cross services. DAT volunteers ease the difficulties of people unexpectedly overwhelmed by disasters. Volunteers are called on to engage with clients, first responders, and the public.
DAT volunteers assist first responders on the scene by comforting and providing resources to families who are displaced from their homes. Commonly, disaster responders drive out to house fires to help families find a safe next place to spend the night and provide resources for ongoing support. Responders could also be called to open and operate shelters for major storms.
Ideal candidates are:
Compassionate, empathetic, and demonstrate impartiality
18 years or older!
Have a valid driver’s license and vehicle
Have access to smartphone or computer
Available to be "on-call" as a responder 24/7, day and night, for one week per month to dispatch to potential disaster incidents.
Attend monthly meetings and complete required training
Due to COVID-19, response procedures have been modified to provide mostly virtual support to clients and/or enhanced precautions to ensure the safety of our workforce.
The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.
Volunteers carry out 90% of the humanitarian work of the American Red Cross to support its mission to prevent and alleviate human suffering. There are many ways you can volunteer in your local community, and we are always looking for people with various backgrounds, talents and skill levels . We have diverse volunteer opportunities in Blood Services, Disaster Services, Service to the Armed Forces, Communications, and Volunteer Services.
Emergency & Safety
Health & Medicine
We'll work with your schedule.
The Community of Stokes Countyking, NC27021
November 17, 2020
Disaster Relief Care & Shelters
Safety & Disaster Education
Case Work / Management
CSR / Volunteer Coordination
Driver's License Needed
Must be at least 18
Orientation or Training
The time commitment depends on the position.
Volunteers are asked to attend training, regular meetings and commit to shifts and projects throughout the year.
Volunteers should have strong organizational, verbal and written communication skills. Ability to be a team player. If serving on a Disaster Action Team, ability to respond to local disasters with own transportation on designated days.