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ORGANIZATION: American Red Cross - Eastern New York Region


Disaster Action Team (DAT) can get training to change someone's life. You sign up. The American Red Cross will take it from there. This is an incredible opportunity to help neighbors facing a disaster!! The American Red Cross is committed to providing volunteer support to families in crisis. YOU can be a lifeline for friends, neighbors, and strangers.


  • Virtually connect families in your county with the resources they need.
  • Stay connected with disaster response teams and supervisors.
  • Respond to fires, floods, or other emergency events.
  • Connect with affected families/individuals and assess their needs. Then, report back to team.
  • Enter client information into online portal. Comfort with computers/tablets is necessary.
  • Sign up for 6-hour on-call shift each week, standing by to respond to emergencies.
  • Must be 18-years of age with a valid driver’s license.
  • Complete and regularly update Red Cross provided training.


  • Attend monthly meetings with the team.
  • Average of 4 to 5 hours of actual worked time.
  • Complete series of virtual self-led trainings.


  • Comfortable with phone & computer, reliable internet access.
  • Stable interaction with diverse clients facing stressful situations.
  • Independent problem-solver with attention to detail.
Still have questions?


Call: 315-777-0411

The American Red Cross relies on volunteers just like YOU! This is a great opportunity to meet other volunteers and help others! If this opportunity isn't the right fit, we have many others! Connect with us!

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About American Red Cross - Eastern New York Region


33 Everett Road, Albany, NY 12205, 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 its 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, 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.


Disaster Relief
Emergency & Safety
Community, Disaster Relief, Emergency & Safety


We'll work with your schedule.


Multiple locations Whippleville, NY 12995



  • Disaster Relief Care & Shelters
  • Customer Service
  • Disaster Response


  • People 55+


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Attend a monthly meeting. After self-led training, commit to several hours a month.
  • -Ability to work in a continuously changing environment in which work priorities may change frequently. - Reliable communications connections (phone/internet).

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