Field: Local Disaster Response Volunteer - 24/7 On-Call Team - DTLA * Koreatown * South LA * West LA

Field: Local Disaster Response Volunteer - 24/7 On-Call Team - DTLA * Koreatown * South LA * West LA

To serve on a Disaster Action Team as a worker on a DAT response to provide 24-hour immediate support and assistance to individuals and families who have been impacted by a home fire or other local disaster.

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Field: 24/7 On-Call Local Disaster Response,Field: Disaster Response Territory 3 - West LA County,PrepareSoCal Campaign Community T3: East Hollywood area,PrepareSoCal Campaign Community T3: Koreatown area,PrepareSoCal Campaign Community T3: South LA area,PrepareSoCal Campaign Community T3: Westlake/Pico Union area

Key Responsibilities

  1. Works as part of an assigned team to respond to local disasters within two hours.
  2. Delivers immediate direct client assistance in accordance with Red Cross standards and procedures.
  3. Works with on-scene lead to assess whether additional resources/support are required and communicates those needs to DAT Leadership.
  4. Attends regularly scheduled team/DAT meetings as required by Chapter/Region.
  5. Commits to being available during assigned shifts, and communicate scheduling conflicts with DAT Leadership.
  6. Other responsibilities as assigned by DAT Leadership.


DAT Manager, DAT Supervisor, DAT Coordinator, DAT Duty Officer, Fiscal Review Team

Development Opportunities

DAT Supervisor, DAT Manager, DAT Coordinator, Duty Officer, Recovery Caseworker; Mass Care related positions


  • Demonstrated commitment to mission of the American Red Cross
  • Remains current with all required training.
  • Able to respond reliably when on call.
  • Able to follow Red Cross DAT and other related standards and procedures.
  • Ability to learn and use Red Cross systems and online interfaces.
  • Ability to work in challenging and stressful conditions such as poor air quality, uneven ground, adverse weather, etc.
  • Must have a valid driver's license and/or a timely, reliable way to get to the scene.
  • Ability to take direction from steady state and operational leadership.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills.

Customer Focus

Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.

Action Oriented

Enjoys working hard; is action oriented and full of energy for the things that she/she sees as challenging.

Manages Diversity

Treats all kinds and classes of people equitably; deals effectively with all races, nationalities, cultures, disabilities, ages and both sexes.

Is able to:

  • Stand for two hour periods
  • Sit for two hour periods
  • Walk on uneven terrain
  • Walk for two miles during a shift
  • Work in extreme heat and/or humidity
  • Work in extreme cold
  • Spend hours writing
  • Speak clearly on the phone and in person
  • Climb two or more flights of stairs

Drive in day time and at night


See the Disaster Responder Training Requirements document for current training requirements.

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