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When Disaster Strikes, Disaster Duty Officers Answer the Call

American Red Cross - Missouri & Arkansas Region


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When Disaster Strikes, Disaster Duty Officers Answer the Call

Imagine being awaken 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 people affected by local disasters, typically house

fires. The Duty Officer is the first point of contact for those affected family members. They help

by phone to give those families comfort, resources and hope. They also coordinate Red Cross

volunteers to deliver client assistance cards to the families. 

Requirements 

 18 years or older 

 Training provided both online courses and hands on with experienced volunteers​​​​​​​ 

 Virtual opportunity – computer with internet service and a phone needed 

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. 

How to get started

 Complete the online application at www.redcross.org/volunteer

 Or for any questions or to schedule a personal volunteer consultation contact:

Eli Aguirre, Volunteer Recruitment Specialist

Call or Text: 479-644-2938 OR Email: RecruitMOAR@redcross.org

Imagine being awaken 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…

Details at a glance

  • Virtual Opportunity
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Location

Rogers, AR

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