*Virtual - Disaster Action Team Member

*Virtual - Disaster Action Team Member

Disaster Action Teams provide 24-hour emergency response to local disasters, particularly house fires, ensuring that those affected have access to resources for basic necessities such as food, shelter and clothing. DAT Members participate in all DAT program support and capacity building activities necessary to ensure effective service delivery during a DAT response.

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Remote/Virtual Opportunity

Key Responsibilities

This position is responsible for the tasks involved in the Disaster Action Team program including:

  1. Supporting the annual goals, Regional Disaster Officer (RDO) objectives, and regional/chapter plan for DAT services through participation in meetings, projects, and local response activities.
  2. Completes all required training and maintains current training standard as DAT program requirements change.
  3. Attends regular team meetings and training as required by the region/territory.
  4. Completes assigned projects and local response activities according to the needs of the DAT program.  (Preparing vehicles, response materials, administrative support of the DAT program and other tasks assigned by the DAT Leader.)

Time Commitment

Disaster Action Team
  • Calls usually last 1 to 4 hours. Larger incidents may require more time.
  • Typically, Disaster Action Team members "take duty" for a defined period of time. During that time, the member will be "on-call" with other team members. 
  • Team members must be available to respond to a call during the shift. This includes responding to a call during the middle of the night

Development Opportunities

With additional training there are opportunities for individual and leadership development to serve as:

  • DAT Service Associate on a DAT response.
  • DAT Team Leader in support of the DAT preparedness.
  • DAT Supervisor on a DAT response.

Additional training is available across all service lines to orient volunteer to additional activities and opportunities within the Red Cross.



  • Ability to follow and execute requests received from supervisor with little or no supervision.
  • Ability to Adapt to change, negotiate compromise and tolerate ambiguity.
  • Ability to build effective relationships with others who can help with work-related goals and work in a team environment



  • Disaster Cycle Services: An Overview
  • Disaster Action Team Fundamentals
  • RC Respond: Overview

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