DAT: Disaster Action Team-Trainee

Date: Ongoing

Organized By: American Red Cross

State: NC

Contact: ENCrecruit@redcross.org
Elizabeth Grant, 2529337386
More Information: Click here

The American Red Cross is seeking Disaster Action Team (DAT) volunteers to help local families cope with emergencies. As a DAT member, you can provide emotional support, financial assistance and information to help families recover after disaster strikes.

From home fires to hurricanes, floods and tornadoes, the American Red Cross responds to a disaster every 8 minutes. Volunteer with our Disaster Action Team (DAT) today and help us respond to events in your community.

Weメll provide all the training you need so you can be ready to have a major impact on those who need us the most.

The DAT Trainee is the entry level position for the DAT program. As part of the DAT training program, the DAT Trainee will respond to local disasters and successfully complete assigned training.

1. Works as part of an assigned team to respond to local disasters within two hours.
2. Follows the direction of on-scene team leader to support the response.
3. Completes all required training to become a DAT Service Associate within 6 months.
4. Attends regularly scheduled volunteer/DAT meetings as required by Chapter/Region.
5. Communicates availability to DAT Coordinator on a regular basis.
6. Other responsibilities as assigned by the DAT leadership.

Time Commitment: Choose your availability for rotation schedules
Requires availability to be モon-callヤ for a block of time each month.

(Days and/or nights, weekends)

Strong written and verbal communications skills.

Skill Desired: Public Speaking/Meeting Facilitation, Writing

Matching Interests: Indoors, Outdoors, Geared for 50+ volunteers, Relevant Experience Appreciated, Community, Health & Wellness, Emergency & Safety, Disaster Relief

This volunteer listing is provided by AARP's Create the Good. Visit Create The Good to search more volunteer opportunities or post your own opportunity.

AARP Member Card

Join or Renew Today


  • Immediate access to your member benefits
  • Discounts on travel and everyday savings
  • Subscription to the award-winning AARP The Magazine
  • An ally on the issues that matter most to you in Your City
  • Free membership for your spouse or partner