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Opportunity Details

Disaster & Emergency Services

Age Minimum (with Adult): 18+, Minimum Age:18+

When Disaster Strikes, Duty Officers Answer the Call

*American Red Cross Volunteer Opportunities* 

Imagine being awakened by smoke alarms in the middle of the night. You rush to get your family out to safety now that your home is engulfed in flames. You’re now standing outside of your house in your pajamas in the middle of the night with nowhere to go. Who do you call? The American Red Cross! On the other end of the phone is the Disaster Duty Officer ready to help you during one of the worst days of your life.

What is it?

The Disaster Duty Officer is a lifeline to temporary assistance during a disaster. The Duty Officer is responsible for dispatching Red Cross volunteers called Disaster Action Team (DAT) members to meet with victims of home fires, and other disasters, to provide temporary relief such as funds for a hotel room, food, and clothing.


  • 18 years or older

  • Valid United States driver’s license

  • Safe driving record

  • Training provided both online courses and hands-on with experienced volunteers

  • Virtual opportunity – computer with internet service and phone needed

  • Online application (see below for instructions)

What Our Volunteers Are Saying

  • "Being able to help someone in one of their greatest times of need is a feeling like no other" ~Charlie V.

  • “I may not have money to give, but I have time.” ~Taylor W.

  • “It’s a wonderful feeling being able to help someone affected by a house fire, who literally, may only have the clothes on their back." ~Julie M.

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More Info

Volunteers needed through 12/31/2020

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United Way of Greater St. Louis
910 N. 11th Street
St. Louis, MO 63101
(314) 539-4063

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