American Red Cross
Disaster Action Team Volunteer- Surry County
Company: American Red Cross
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Location: 844 Westlake Drive, Mt Airy, NC, 27030
Project Details

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’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
  • General requirements


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • The time commitment depends on the position.Volunteers are asked to attend training, regular meetings and commit to shifts and projects throughout the year.
  • Volunteers should have strong organizational, verbal and written communication skills. Ability to be a team player. If serving on a Disaster Action Team, ability to respond to local disasters with own transportation on designated days.
  • Category
    Crisis Support
    Skills Area
    Disaster Relief Care & Shelters
    Disaster Response
    Mental Health