ALERT!! Disaster Relief: Disaster Action Team Members Needed! Impact Your Community! (In Person)

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ORGANIZATION: American Red Cross - Riverside & Coachella Valley


he Red Cross Riverside County Chapter is in need of Disaster Action Team Volunteers.

Disaster Action Teams (DAT) provide 24-hour emergency response to local disasters and assist the Red Cross in delivering mission by alleviating human suffering caused by disasters. DAT Associates respond to the needs of victims of local disasters (such as house fires)and provides them with compassion and the resources needed to meet their immediate needs (such as shelter, food, and clothes.


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

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

Time Commitment: Time commitment varies based on availability. DAT responses may be completed in less than an hour or take as long as three to four hours.


  • Strong organizational, verbal, written communications skills
  • Preferably Bilingual (looking for fluency in English and Spanish)
  • Ability to be a team player
  • Able to respond at all hours or as scheduled with own transportation
  • Non-judgmental and aware of diversity issues
  • Able to maintain confidentiality with clients matters

Flexible availability

Training: We provide all the training!


Sign-up to volunteer today! Please email questions to Gerald Winkel, Regional Recruitment Manager, at or (951) 903-9702

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About American Red Cross - Riverside & Coachella Valley


72559 CA-111, Palm Desert, CA 92260, Palm Desert, CA 92260, US

Mission Statement

The American Red Cross' mission is to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.


Each day, thousands of people - people just like you - provide compassionate care to those in need. Our network of generous donors, volunteers and employees share a mission of preventing and relieving suffering, here at home and around the world.

We roll up our sleeves and donate time, money and blood. We learn or teach life-saving skills so our communities can be better prepared when the need arises. We do this every day because the Red Cross is needed - every day.


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


We'll work with your schedule.


72559 California 111Palm Desert, CA 92260



  • Disaster Relief Care & Shelters
  • Disaster Response
  • Crisis Counseling
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Time commitment varies based on availability. DAT responses may be completed in less than an hour or take as long as three to four hours. We are flexible!
  • 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.

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