Disaster Action Team Member - Wilkes County
The American Red Cross brings light to one of the darkest times that any family will endure.
Disaster Action Teams (DAT) provide 24-hour emergency response to local disasters, particularly house fires, ensuring that those affected have access to resources for basic necessities such as food, shelter and clothing.
We are looking for compassionate individuals that want to help families that are affected by disasters of all sizes, from home fires to hurricanes. The bulk of our responses are home fires, which we respond to on average of 12 per day across the state of Georgia. We need people who are patient and are good listeners.
DAT Responders need to be able to do initial casework virtually, including over the phone and using video conferencing. We will provide training as to how to use the software, but you need to have access to a smartphone and or computer for this role, and be comfortable with technology.
There will be occasional opportunities to respond in person, so we need DAT responders who are willing to respond in person. Responders who go in person must follow all COVID-19 protocols, including Cover-Distance-Clean.
Not every response will be the same so our volunteers must be able to adapt to change and conditions and execute requests from their lead with little or no supervision.
About American Red Cross - Georgia Region
1955 Monroe Drive NE, Atlanta, GA 30324, US
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.
VariesWashington, GA 30673
November 22, 2021
- Disaster Relief Care & Shelters
- Safety & Disaster Education
- Disaster Response
- Case Work / Management
- Basic Computer Skills
- People 55+
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- Weekly on-call shifts.
- There is approximately 8.5 hours of training. All of which can be done as self-paced, some can and is also done by a virtual instructor.