Volunteer-Become part of the Disaster Action Team!
American Red Cross
To participate in all DAT program support and capacity building activities necessary to ensure effective service delivery during a DAT response.
Disaster Action Teams provide 24-hour emergency response to local disasters, particularly house fires, ensuring that those affected have access to resources for basic necessities such as food, shelter and clothing.
This position is responsible for the tasks involved in the Disaster Action Team program including:
1. Supporting the annual goals, RDO objectives, and regional/chapter plan for DAT services through participation in meetings, projects, and local response activities.
2. Completes all required training and maintains current training standard as DAT program requirements change.
3. Attends regular team meetings and training as required by the region/territory.
4. Completes assigned projects and local response activities according to the needs of the DAT program. (Preparing vehicles, response materials, administrative support of the DAT program and other tasks assigned by the DAT Leader.
* Follow and execute requests received from supervisor with little or no supervision.
* Adapt to change, negotiate compromise and tolerate ambiguity.
* Build effective relationships with others who can help with work-related goals.
Team member may work towards the DAT Service Associate response position.
Disaster Cycle Services: An Overview (WBT, ILT)
Disaster Action Team Introduction
Recommended Training: For the most updated list of training requirements and recommendations, please refer to the Training and Systems Requirements for Disaster Action Team Members Job Tool located in the DAT Toolkit on The Exchange.
About American Red Cross
250 Jari Drive, Johnstown, PA 15904, US
Mission Statement 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 Red Cross.
Whether helping one displaced family or thousands, providing care and comfort to an ill or injured service member or veteran, or teaching others how to respond in emergencies, it’s through the efforts of ordinary people that we can do extraordinary things.