Disaster Services | Become a Disaster Volunteer
Serving as a disaster volunteer is one of the most exciting and rewarding volunteer opportunities at the American Red Cross. Each year the Greater Toledo Area Chapter responds to more than 350 local disasters, the majority of which are home fires. Trained disaster volunteers on the Disaster Action Team (DAT) respond to these disasters at all hours of the day and night, assuring that the immediate needs of those effected by the disaster are met. Disaster volunteers can also become certified to serve nationally as a Disaster Services Human Resource (DSHR) team member.
New System Streamlines Volunteer Activity
The Northwest Ohio Chapter is pleased to announce Volunteer Connection, a web-based system that streamlines the way we recruit, match, train, deploy and retain volunteers. It is made possible by a $3 million grant from W.W. Grainger, Inc. The Volunteer Connection tool will improve the communication and management of one of our greatest assets— our volunteers. Everything from posting volunteer opportunities and an automated application process, to training and deploying current volunteers will now be done through this one system.
Get started with Volunteer Connection now! Click on the appropriate link below to begin your journey:
If you have trouble accessing Volunteer Connection through this Web site contact Diane S. Dixon, CVA, Director of Volunteer Management for the Northwest Ohio Region at (419) 329-2741.