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Disaster Action Team Member (Lancaster County)

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American Red Cross

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A Disaster Action Team (DAT) volunteer is a part of a team that responds to local disasters including home fires and major storms to provide comfort, hope, and Red Cross services. DAT volunteers ease the difficulties of people unexpectedly overwhelmed by disasters. They are called on to engage with clients, first responders, and the public.

During the response, volunteers provide compassion and connections to resources like financial assistance for lodging to those displaced from their home. They may also provide community referrals and referrals to other Red Cross Services like Mental Health, Health Services, and Spiritual Care.

Depending on the situation, some volunteers may provide in-person service delivery. This could include delivery of resources, opening and operating a shelter after a major disaster, or providing canteen to first responders during an emergency.

DAT Volunteers must be able to demonstrate:

  • Care and Compassion
  • Impartiality and Empathy
  • Active listening
  • Confidence to help on their "Road to Recovery"

TIME COMMITMENT
To ensure our communities have access to our services available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, we ask our DAT volunteers commit to being on-call at least 6-8 (6 hour) shifts per month using our flexible shift scheduling app. Extensive training is provided and required.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must have basic computer skills and knowledge
  • H ave a valid driver's license and vehicle (for in-person response)
  • Access to computer/tablet/smartphone and good connectively internet for virtual response
  • A "self-starter" to complete required online training courses and attend monthly meetings
  • *DAT Volunteers must complete 8 required online training courses followed by 1:1 training*

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About American Red Cross

Location:

2425 Park Road, Charlotte, NC 28203, 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.

Description

Vision Statement

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 services 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.

Community
Crisis Support
Disaster Relief

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

The Community of Lancaster CountyLancaster, SC 29720

(34.72042,-80.7709)
 

SKILLS

  • Disaster Relief Care & Shelters
  • Safety & Disaster Education
  • Disaster Response

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

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

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