Red Cross: Local Disaster Response Volunteer - Long Beach, South Bay

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ORGANIZATION: American Red Cross

Disaster Action Team
Disaster Action Team assisting clients at a house fire site in Koreatown, May 2016

Disaster Action Team (DAT) members serve as a disaster responder to provide 24-hour immediate support and assistance to individuals and families who have been impacted by a home fire or other local disaster. Volunteers sign up to be on-call for 6-hour shifts, 4 times a month. This opportunity is great for anyone interested in emergency management.

DAT/SP-specific Responsibilities:

  • Works as part of an assigned team to respond to local disasters within established timelines defined in the Disaster Action Team Program Standards & Procedures.
  • Maintains regular communication with Duty Officer and other members of the team while assigned to an event to ensure continuity and safety.
  • Provides care, comfort, and compassion to clients (in accordance with Red Cross standards and procedures).
  • Works with on-scene DAT SV/MN to assess whether additional resources/support are required and communicates those needs to DAT Leadership.
  • Completes second responder confirmations in RC Care, the client case management system.
  • Attends regularly scheduled team/DAT meetings as required by Chapter/Region.
  • Maintains RC Care Intake Trainee user access.

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About American Red Cross


1450 S Central Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90021, 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. Join a team of 4000+ regular volunteers in the Los Angeles Region to deliver services to local communities daily, weekly or monthly.


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


We'll work with your schedule.





  • Disaster Cleanup
  • Disaster Relief Care & Shelters
  • Disaster Relief Call Center
  • Safety & Disaster Education
  • Customer Service
  • Disaster Response


  • People 55+


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • On-call for 6-hour shifts, 4 times a month for 6 months.

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