CA Red Cross - AmeriCorps

  • California

About Us

The California AmeriCorps Disaster Team is an AmeriCorps service opportunity sponsored by the American Red Cross and CaliforniaVolunteers.

Our mission is to provide vital emergency assistance to communities affected by disaster, to increase preparedness in the areas of greatest need before disasters strike, and to recruit, train, and support volunteers to prepare and respond to small and large d...isasters.

The Disaster Team has the unique opportunity to work on all sides of the recovery process, by supporting both Red Cross and state run response and recovery efforts. Disaster Team members use the skills they gain through the American Red Cross to make a tangible difference in the lives of survivors of local, statewide, and national disasters.

Disaster Team members are creative, passionate, and dedicated individuals that serve in a full-time capacity for 10.5 months at American Red Cross chapters across California. We currently have 20 members serving at sites from San Diego to Oakland!

Disaster Team members receive a bi-weekly stipend ($15,000/term), health and dental coverage, childcare assistance to those that qualify, and a $5,775 Education Award upon successful completion of the national service program.

Find out more about how YOU can make a difference in vulnerable communities with the California AmeriCorps Disaster Team at