Volunteer opportunity description

The Red Cross responds to a disaster every eight minutes; house fires are usually the major perpetrators of those emergencies. The Red Cross is looking for passionate individuals to become Disaster Action Team (DAT) volunteers. 

Red Cross DAT members are second responders who provide food, shelter, and comfort to individuals who have been affected by home fires and other disasters. DAT responders come to the scene after the fire department, and only provide assistance if agreed to by the affected family. 

DAT members are needed throughout Contra Costa county today!


  • Availability to be "on-call" for four (4) 12-hour shifts each month.
  • Shifts run 7am-7pm (day team) and 7pm-7am (night team)
  • Volunteers always work in teams of 2 or more
  • When on-call, you can continue regular activities, but must be ready to respond within an hour if called

Caseworkers are also needed to provide follow-up assistance to clients, helping them get back on their feet and connected with local resources.

Contact: Julie.Mucilli@redcross.org or 510-421-4527
Start your volunteer experience today at www.redcross.org/volunteer


  • 18+
  • Must have valid driver's license

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We need volunteers who are free at these times


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About the organization

American Red Cross of Contra Costa County

Julie Mucilli
Volunteer Coordinator
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