American Red Cross - Minnesota Region
Disaster Action Team: Southwest MN Chapter
Company: American Red Cross - Minnesota Region
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Location: Multiple Counties, Volunteers serve in their county of residence, Worthington, MN, 56187
Project Details
  • Location: We have a need for more Disaster Action Team Members in our Southwest Minnesota Chapter:
  • Southwest Minnesota Chapter ( Martin County - Marshall Area - Watonwan County - Blue Earth County - Nicollet County - McLoed Countty - Worthington Area -Redwood / Renville )

  • Purpose: Become trained to become a Disaster Action Team (DAT) Trainee or a Disaster Action Team Dispatcher. Once trained you will respond to local disasters, most often house or apartment fires. DAT Trainees will respond to local disasters providing immediate on-scene response to local and large-scale disasters with an experienced DAT Member. Dispatcher's provide off-site support to DAT members during local responses with the goal of mobilizing a team of volunteers to respond within 2 hours and maintaining positive rapport and open lines of communications with fellow DAT members.
  • Responsibilities:
  • Commit to complete appropriate training. Become familiar with the policies, regulations and procedures for local disaster response and service.
  • After training is complete: DAT Trainee/Responder's promptly respond to local disasters while on shifts; collaborate with DAT Dispatcher on phone. Accurately and thoroughly complete field paperwork during responses.
  • Time Commitment:
  • Choose your availability on an availability and rotation schedule. Minimum 4 shifts/month.
  • Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated commitment to the mission of the American Red Cross
  • Be able to follow region/chapter and current Red Cross disaster guidance

    Responders -

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Access to reliable vehicle (mileage is not reimbursed) transportation; valid driver's license
  • Access to reliable cell phone
  • Ability to work under adverse conditions
  • Ability to record information clearly, accurately, and thoroughly
  • Ability to work with individuals of diverse backgrounds
  • Training:
  • DAT Trainees- Approximately 6 hours of online and in-person training. Trainees will need a minimum of 3 DAT responses before they are moved up to a DAT Responder.

  • To Apply for this position please email Call/text 612-391-1923 or go to to begin the application process
    General requirements


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Flexible, 4 shifts per month
  • Category
    Disaster Relief
    Emergency & Safety
    Skills Area
    Disaster Response