Help by Becoming a Red Cross Disaster Action Team Member! We provide all necessary training!
Purpose: To serve on a Disaster Action Team as a worker (in-training) on a DAT response to provide 24-hour immediate support and assistance to individuals and families who have been impacted by a home fire or other local disaster. Normally this role takes you to the scene of, for example, a home fire. During Covid, Red Cross is providing the same services as always but virtually.
Responsibilities: The DAT Trainee is the entry level position for the DAT program. As part of the DAT training program, the
1. DAT Trainee will respond to local disasters and successfully complete assigned training. 2. Works as part of an assigned team to respond to local disasters within two hours. 3. Follows the direction of on-scene team leader to support the response. 4. Completes all required training to become a DAT Service Associate within 6 months. 5. Attends regularly scheduled volunteer/DAT meetings as required by Chapter/Region. 6. Communicates availability to DAT Coordinator on a regular basis. 7. Other responsibilities as assigned by the DAT leadership. NOTE: During COVID-19 much of this service is done by phone with some exceptions.
Time Commitment: one 8 hour shift per month
Qualifications: Commitment to the mission of the American Red Cross. Able to respond reliably when on call. Able to follow Red Cross DAT standards and procedures. Ability to learn and use Red Cross systems and online interfaces. Ability to work in a challenging and stressful conditions such as poor air quality, uneven ground, adverse weather, etc. Must have a valid driver's license and/or a timely, reliable way to get to the scene. Strong written and verbal communication skills.
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. Sleeves Up. Heart Open. All In.
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.
We'll work with your schedule.
This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.
January 27, 2021
Driver's License Needed
Must be at least 18
Orientation or Training
1-3 eight hours on-call shifts per month based on your availability. Please note that you will be trained and ready to respond but may not need to respond during a number of shifts. However, you will be ready when the time comes.