When Disaster Strikes, Duty Officers Answer the Call (Missouri and Arkansas Residents)

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  • 1 person is interested

Imagine being awaken by smoke alarms in the middle of the night. You rush to get your family
out to safety now that your home is engulfed in flames. You’re now standing outside of your
house in your pajamas in the middle of the night with nowhere to go. Who do you call? The
American Red Cross! On the other end of the phone is the Disaster Duty Officer ready to help
you during one of the worst days of your life.

What is it?
The Disaster Duty Officer is a lifeline to temporary assistance during a disaster. The Duty
Officer is responsible for dispatching Red Cross volunteers called Disaster Action Team (DAT)
members to meet with victims of home fires, and other disasters, to provide temporary relief
such as funds for a hotel room, food, and clothing.

 18 years or older
 Valid United States driver’s license
 Safe driving record
 Training provided both online courses and hands on with experienced volunteers​​​​​​​
 Virtual opportunity - computer with internet service and a phone needed
 Online application (see below for instructions)

What Our Volunteers Are Saying
 "Being able to help someone in one of their greatest times of need is a feeling like no
other." ~Charlie V.
 "I may not have money to give, but I have time." ~Taylor W.
 "It’s a wonderful feeling being able to help someone affected by a house fire, who
literally, may only have the clothes on their back." ~Julie M.

How to get started
 Complete the online application at www.redcross.org/volunteer
 Or for any questions or to schedule a personal volunteer consultation contact:
Eli Aguirre, Recruitment Specialist

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431 18TH ST NW, WASHINGTON, DC 20006, US

Mission Statement

Mission: 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.


Vision: The American Red Cross, through its strong network of volunteers, donors and partners, is always there in times of need. We aspire to turn compassion into action so that... ...all people affected by disaster across the country and around the world receive care, shelter and hope; ...our communities are ready and prepared for disasters; ...everyone in our country has access to safe, lifesaving blood and blood products; ...all members of our armed forces and their families find support and comfort whenever needed, and ...in an emergency, there are always trained individuals nearby, ready to use their Red Cross skills to save lives.

Disaster Relief
Emergency & Safety
Health & Medicine


We'll work with your schedule.


1200 W Walnut St Suite 2310Rogers, AR 72756




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  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training

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