Volunteer Disaster Responder in Washington County

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ORGANIZATION: Idealist.org

Recruiting Organization: American Red Cross Greater PA Region

Southwestern PA - Washington - Disaster Action Team Member

Opportunity Detail

Purpose: To participate in all DAT program support and capacity building activities necessary to ensure effective service delivery during a DAT response.

Reports To: DCS: Southwestern PA - Allegheny - DAT Team Leader

Responsibilities: Disaster Action Teams 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. This position is responsible for the tasks involved in the Disaster Action Team program including:

  1. Supporting the annual goals, RDO objectives, and regional/chapter plan for DAT services through
  2. participation in meetings, projects, and local response activities.
  3. Completes all required training and maintains current training standard as DAT program requirements change.
  4. Attends regular team meetings and training as required by the region/territory.
  5. Completes assigned projects and local response activities according to the needs of the DAT program.
  6. (Preparing vehicles, response materials, administrative support of the DAT program and other tasks assigned by the DAT Leader.

Qualifications: Ability to:

  • Follow and execute requests received from supervisor with little or no supervision.
  • Adapt to change, negotiate compromise and tolerate ambiguity.
  • Build effective relationships with others who can help with work-related goals.

Relationships: Works closely with all other DAT Members to ensure team goals are achieved.

Length of Appointment: Once trained, may remain active as long as able to perform the assigned tasks.

Development Opportunities:

DAT Service Associate on a DAT response

  • DAT Team Leader in support of the DAT preparedness
  • DAT Supervisor on a DAT response

Stipend ProvidedFalse

Training ProvidedFalse

Housing AvailableFalse

Language/Cultral Support AvailableFalse

Wheelchair AccessibleFalse

Fee RequiredFalse

Fee Amount: None

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