Disaster Action Team Volunteer - Alamance County

Date: Ongoing

Organized By: American Red Cross

Address: 604 S. Worth Street,
Burlington, NC 27215

Contact: kasey.marshall@redcross.org
Kasey Marshall, 3366464047
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Provide resources, comfort and hope to people and families in their time of need!

A Disaster Action Team (DAT) volunteer is a part of a team that responds to the scene of a local disasters including home fires and major storms to deliver Red Cross services. DAT volunteers
ease the difficulties of people unexpectedly overwhelmed by disasters. Volunteers are called on to engage with clients, first responders, and the public.

DAT volunteers assist first responders on the scene by comforting and providing resources to families who are displaced from their homes. Commonly, disaster responders drive out to house fires to help families find a safe next place to spend the night and provide resources for ongoing support. Responders could also be called to open and operate shelters for major storms.

Ideal candidates are:
- Compassionate, empathetic, and demonstrate impartiality
- 18 years or older!
- Have a valid driverメs license and vehicle.
- Have access to smartphone or computer .
- Available to be "on-call" as a responder 24/7, day and night, for one week per month to dispatch to potential disaster incidents!
- Attend monthly meetings and complete required training.

Due to COVID-19, response procedures have been modified to provide mostly virtual support to clients and/or enhanced precautions to ensure the safety of our workforce.

Skill Desired: Project Management, Medical/Health

Matching Interests: Geared for 50+ volunteers, Handicap accessible, Relevant Experience Appreciated, Disaster Relief, Community, Seniors, Emergency & Safety

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.

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