• Red Cross Disaster Service Associate Volunteer

    Offer Valid: 08/31/2021 - 12/31/2021

    • To serve on a Disaster Action Team as a worker on a DAT response to provide 24-hour immediate support and assistance to individuals and families who have been impacted by a home fire or other local disaster.
    • Responsibilities
      • Works as part of an assigned team to respond to local disasters within two hours.
      • Has access to RC Care and can directly enter case data.
      • Works with on-scene lead to assess whether additional resources/support are required and communicates those needs to DAT Leadership.
      • Attends regularly scheduled team/DAT meetings as required by Chapter/Region.
      • Commits to being available during assigned shifts and communicates scheduling conflicts with DAT Leadership.
      • Other responsibilities as assigned by DAT Leadership.
    • Time Commitment

      Scheduled shifts

    • Qualifications

      Required:

      • Demonstrated commitment to mission of the American Red Cross
      • Remains current with all required training.
      • Able to respond reliably to local disasters when on call.
      • Able to follow Red Cross DAT and other related standards and procedures.
      • Reliable access to technology (including smartphone and laptop or computer)
      • Ability to learn and use Red Cross systems, including RC Care and RC Respond and online interfaces.
      • Ability to work in challenging and stressful conditions such as poor air quality, uneven ground, adverse weather, etc.
      • Must have a valid driver's license and/or a timely, reliable way to get to the scene.
      • Ability to take direction from steady state and operational leadership.
      • Strong written and verbal communications skills.

      Ability to:

      • Stand for two-hour periods
      • Sit for two-hour periods
      • Walk on uneven terrain
      • Walk for two miles during a shift
      • Work in extreme heat and/or humidity
      • Work in extreme cold
      • Spend hours writing
      • Speak clearly on the phone and in person
      • Climb two or more flights of stairs
      • Drive in daytime and at night