*Disaster Services - Respond as a team to provide immediate support to clients affected by home fires and other disasters

*Disaster Services - Respond as a team to provide immediate support to clients affected by home fires and other disasters

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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Angleton/Lake Jackson Area,Bay City Area,Baytown Area,Beaumont Area,Beeville Area,Bellville Area,Brownsville Area,Center Area,Clear Lake Area,Coldspring Area,Columbus Area,Corpus Christi Area,Crockett Area,Freer Area,Harlingen Area,Hebronnville Area,Hemphill Area,Hempstead Area,Houston Area,Huntsville Area,Kingsville Area,Liberty Area,Livingston Area,Lufkin Area,McAllen Area,Orange Area,Port Lavaca Area,Raymondville Area,Rio Grande City Area,Rosenberg Area,San Augustine Area,Texas City Area,The Woodlands/Conroe Area,Three Rivers Area,Trinity Area,Victoria Area,Wharton Area,Woodville Area,Yoakum Area

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.)



  • 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

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.

Length of Appointment

Once trained may remain active as long as required training is updated. DAT membership will be evaluated and renewed yearly based on performance

Time Commitment

Choose your availability on an availability and rotation schedule.

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