Dakota County Public Health

American Red Cross - On-site Blood Donations - American Red Cross Disaster Action Team Member

General Description 

This position supports the Regional Disaster department. This opportunity requires participation in in-person activities and/or performing work in a Red Cross facility. 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. 



Throughout Dakota County and the Twin Cities Metro region. 



  • Works as part of an assigned team to respond to local disasters within two hours. 
  • Has access to RC Care and can directly enter case data. 
  • Works with on-scene lead to assess whether additional resources/support are required and communicates those needs to DAT Leadership. 
  • Attends regularly scheduled team/DAT meetings as required by Chapter/Region. 
  • Commits to being available during assigned shifts and communicates scheduling conflicts with DAT Leadership. 



  • Demonstrated commitment to mission of the American Red Cross 
  • Remains current with all required training. 
  • Able to respond reliably to local disasters when on call. 
  • Able to follow Red Cross DAT and other related standards and procedures. 
  • Reliable access to technology (including smartphone and laptop or computer) 
  • Ability to learn and use Red Cross systems, including RC Care and RC Respond 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. 



  • Disaster Cycle Services: An Overview  
  • Disaster Action Team Fundamentals  
  • RC Respond: Overview 


Time Commitment



Additional Information 



Contact Information 

Zack Ernst | American Red Cross 

1201 West River Parkway | Minneapolis, MN 55454 

612.463.6587 |zachary.ernst@redcross.org 

Qualifications Required

  • Accepted Data Privacy Notice - Tennessen Notice Must be Yes
  • Signed Volunteer Waiver Must be at least Yes