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ORGANIZATION: American Red Cross of Missouri and Arkansas


Volunteers Needed to Help Families when affected by Home Fires/Disaster

Do you want to make a direct, front-line impact in your community? Here’s an opportunity to respond on-scene with other volunteers to house fires (or other local disasters). Apply at today!


  • Works as part of an assigned team to respond to local disasters within two hours.
  • Works with on-scene lead to assess whether additional resources/support are required and communicate those needs to DAT Leadership.
  • Attends regularly scheduled team/DAT meetings as required by Chapter/Region.
  • Commits to being available during assigned shifts and communicates scheduling conflicts with DAT Leadership.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by DAT Leadership.


  • Demonstrated commitment to mission of the American Red Cross
  • Remains current with all required training and ready to respond reliably when on call
  • Able to follow Red Cross DAT and other related standards and procedures
  • Ability to learn and use Red Cross systems, in-paper and online
  • Ability to work in challenging and stressful conditions such as poor air quality, uneven ground, adverse weather, etc.
  • Must have a valid driver's license and/or reliable transportation.

Physical Requirements

  • Stand for two-hour periods
  • Walk on uneven terrain, up to two miles a shift.
  • Work in extreme weather conditions, hot or cold
  • Spend hours writing
  • Speak clearly on the phone and in person
  • Drive in daytime and at night

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.
  • "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
  • Or for any questions contact Maggie Raynolds:
    Call/Text: 816-826-8392
    Or schedule a convenient time to discuss your questions:

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About American Red Cross of Missouri and Arkansas


American Red Cross, 10195 Corporate Square Drive, St. Louis, MO 63132, 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.


Every single day, the American Red Cross helps people in emergencies. Whether itメs 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 or through the generosity of blood donors, providing critical blood to people in need, 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.


Crisis Support
Disaster Relief
Emergency & Safety
Crisis Support, Disaster Relief, Emergency & Safety


We'll work with your schedule.


Multiple locations Kansas City, MO 64114



  • Disaster Cleanup
  • Disaster Relief Care & Shelters
  • Disaster Relief Call Center
  • Safety & Disaster Education
  • Search & Rescue
  • Disaster Response


  • People 55+


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Few hours a month at minimum.

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