The Red Cross responds to a disaster every eight minutes; house fires are usually the major perpetrators of those emergencies. The Red Cross is looking for passionate individuals to become Disaster Action Team (DAT) volunteers.
Red Cross DAT members are second responders who provide food, shelter, and comfort to individuals who have been affected by home fires and other disasters. DAT responders come to the scene after the fire department, and only provide assistance if agreed to by the affected family.
DAT members are needed throughout Contra Costa county today!
Availability to be "on-call" for four (4) 12-hour shifts each month.
Shifts run 7am-7pm (day team) and 7pm-7am (night team)
Volunteers always work in teams of 2 or more
When on-call, you can continue regular activities, but must be ready to respond within an hour if called
Caseworkers are also needed to provide follow-up assistance to clients, helping them get back on their feet and connected with local resources.
Contact: Allie Parker, firstname.lastname@example.org Start your volunteer experience today at www.redcross.org/volunteer
About American Red Cross of Northern California Coastal Region
1663 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94103, US
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.
Every single day, the American Red Cross helps people in emergencies. Whether its one displaced family, thousands of disaster victims, or providing care and comfort to an ill or injured service member or veteran or support to a military family member, our vital work is made possible by people like you. It is through the time and care of ordinary people that we can do extraordinary things.