Disaster Response Volunteer | American Red Cross - Greater Carolinas Region | SHARE Charlotte

American Red Cross - Greater Carolinas Region

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Year Founded:
Local Leader / Exec. Director:
Allison Taylor
Main Address:
2425 Park Rd
Charlotte, NC 28203
Volunteer Opportunity:

Disaster Response Volunteer

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

During the response, volunteers provide compassion and connections to resources like financial assistance for lodging to those displaced from their home. They may also provide community referrals and referrals to other Red Cross Services like Mental Health, Health Services, and Spiritual Care.

Depending on the situation, some volunteers may provide in-person service response. This could include delivery of resources, opening and operating a shelter after a major disaster, or providing canteen to first responders during an emergency.

DAT Volunteers must be able to demonstrate:
~ Care and Compassion
~ Impartiality and Empathy
~ Active listening
~ Confidence to help on their "Road to Recovery"

To ensure our communities have access to our services available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, we ask our DAT volunteers commit to being on-call at least 6-8 (6 hour) shifts per month using our flexible shift scheduling app. Extensive training is provided and required.

~ Must have basic computer skills and knowledge
~ Have a valid driver's license and vehicle (for in-person response)
~ Access to computer/tablet/smartphone and good connectively internet for virtual response
~ A "self-starter" to complete required online training courses and attend monthly meetings
~ *DAT Volunteers must complete 8 required online training courses followed by 1:1 training*

To apply, visit https://www.redcross.org/volunteer/disaster-action-team


Open to

Skills Needed

No skills required


Next occurrence is
Mon, 09/27/2021  
(12am - 11:45am)
Repeats every day until Fri Feb 18 2022.
Monday, September 27th, 2021
Flexible Timing
Volunteer timing is flexible within the designated time frame, or opportunity can be scheduled directly with nonprofit.

Location Details

Offsite Location
Indoor Project
Outdoor Project

American Red Cross
2425 Park Road