In a matter of hours, you can become a hero to people across our community.
Zero2Hero is an accelerated Red Cross training program that brings together the Disaster Action Team (DAT) volunteer application, orientation and training into a single day format.
There is mounting need as winter approaches. Winter tends to be the busiest season for home fires in Milwaukee and Milwaukee County (on average, one per day). You’ll join a team of compassionate, dedicated volunteers ready to take on this challenge in Milwaukee.
In preparation, we’re looking to bring on new Disaster Action Team volunteers like you, interested in helping people in crisis across the city and county.
After one full-day training on Saturday – you’ll be ready to join our team of volunteers helping people in crisis from a home fire, flood or other every day disaster. We’ll also keep the energy levels high with meals and refreshments throughout the day.
What is a Disaster Action Team Volunteer?
Respond to local disasters when activated. Work on-scene with families immediately following the disaster. When activated, ability to respond immediately, often in personal vehicle. Provide disaster assistance as appropriate and outlined in the Response Guidelines. Work professionally with clients, first responders, and partner agencies. Perform duties in accordance with American Red Cross procedures and Red Cross Code of Conduct & Confidentiality policies. Attend regularly scheduled Disaster Cycle Services Volunteer meetings.
In Milwaukee County, Disaster Action Team members are required to be “on-call” 4 times per month for 6 hours each time. Since disasters happen day & night – volunteers can select virtually any on-call shifts that works well with their personal schedules, 24/7.
Valid Wisconsin driver’s license and good driving record. Availability to respond at a variety of hours with own transportation. Ability to respond to phone call in a timely manner. Strong empathy skills. Able to maintain confidentiality with client information. Open-mindedness and sensitivity to diversity. Enjoy work as a team member and ability to follow instructions. Basic computer & Internet skills. Provide clear, objective, documentation for case files. Comfortable working in stressful situations. Able to handle multiple tasks and assess incoming information quickly. Ability to lift & carry 25 pounds.
Length of Appointment
Minimum of 6 month commitment to program participation expected
DAT not sounding like the volunteer program for you? Please visit Redcross.org/volunteer to start our standard application and explore other opportunities that may be a more suitable fit.
American Red Cross Milwaukee Chapter Office
2600 W Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53233
Saturday, November 3rd 2018
9:00am – 5:00pm