Become an ADRN Volunteer – First Steps

Thank you for your interest in ADRN. The volunteers within our network offer unique gifts and talents that bring life to our organization. Without your help, we could not operate.  Join a team of volunteers who share the same compassion of serving others in times of need. You do not have to be ADRN trained for all volunteer opportunities. If you are called to serve, we have a position that is perfect for you.

Become an ADRN Volunteer - Orientation & Badging

Austin Disaster Relief Network (ADRN) offers various opportunities for compassionate volunteers to find their niche and levels of participation within our organization through various core teams, training pathways, and leadership roles. To become a volunteer and join our network, there are several we take steps to ensure all of our volunteers meet the needs of local agencies, government and city requirements. This allows us to do what we do best - serve others in times of disaster.

Please complete the following 3 easy steps to become an official ADRN Volunteer, enjoy our network benefits, register for specific training classes, receive a badge to serve alongside ADRN, and receive our official field shirt.


Complete Volunteer Application

Please complete the Volunteer application prior to Orientation; this must be submitted to become a volunteer. The online form includes a profile setup, which gives applicants access to vital volunteer information and training registration details. To begin, click the button below.

Start Online Application »


Attend Volunteer Orientation

Volunteer Orientations are free to attend. Click below to view a course overview, a list of dates, and an online registration form to reserve your seat. Once you have completed the course, login access to our database for course registration will be provided to you.  Scroll down to see upcoming Orientation classes, or check out our new online Orientation course.

Online Orientation »


Complete Online Background Check

By clicking the link below, you will be taken to ADRN's online background check. Please complete the online form and submit.

The cost for a background check is $10. Make a payment now >

Note: Payments for background checks are suggested donations to cover the cost of the badge and the processing of the background check. This is not required if your financial situation does not permit it at this time.

To view more details regarding ADRN's Background Check process, confidentiality and considerations for clearing the process, click here »

Start Background Check »

Orientation & Preparedness Training

Thank you for your interest in ADRN.  ADRN is comprised of Greater Austin churches with thousands of volunteers trained, equipped and prepared to meet the physical, emotional & spiritual needs of survivors of disaster. Our mission - to positively impact those affected by disaster by revealing the love of Jesus - is carried out by preparing our volunteers and empowering them to use their gifts to serve others in times of need.

Lives and communities change instantly when a disaster occurs. We believe that in the moments following the initial disaster, ADRN can have a powerful impact. To be prepared and ready, ADRN has created volunteer pathways that help our volunteers identify their strengths and choose how to best use their gifts. Whatever your level of involvement, whether preparing your family and church, assisting families in need, training in response skills, volunteering on our support teams, or leading in times of crisis, ADRN welcomes you. Our introductory class, ADRN Orientation & Preparedness Training will provide answers to your initial questions and help you find your comfort level of support within our organization.

Every new volunteer that wants to join ADRN must take this 3hr class for an introduction to ADRN, how to get involved, and the impact we are having on our community and/or families w serve in times of disaster. Every volunteer that completes this course will receive an ADRN badge and become a certified ADRN volunteer.

New Volunteers – Mandatory Training:
I AM Ready™ Basic Training & Orientation

Course Time: 3 Hours

Training Cost: Free

How to Register:
I AM Ready™ Basic Training & Orientation

Topics included:

      • Introduction to ADRN
      • Training Pathway Overview
      • ADRN Deployment
      • ADRN Core Teams
      • Meet the DRC from Your Church

Join the ADRN Network 

Be a part of what God is doing in the Greater Austin area and join the ADRN Network today as an individual, church, business or organization. Click here for details

Community Group Volunteers 

We love our community volunteers!  If you are a business, corporation, group, or organization you can sign up as Community Volunteers (not yet completed our volunteer training course and received a training badge) in areas like clean-up, donation management, volunteer hospitality, and more to help ADRN serve communities in a time of need. Contact, and we will connect your group with current and upcoming opportunities.

If you'd like to become a badged and credentialed ADRN volunteer, register for our next I AM Ready Basic Training & Orientation class here.

October 2020 Training Dates:

Walking in The Compassion of Christ
On Demand
October 4-10

Spiritual Readiness in Times of Disaster
On Demand
October 11-17

Walking in the Spirit in Times of Disaster
On Demand
October 18-24

Psalm 91, The Protection of the Lord in Times of Disaster
On Demand
October 25-31

American Red Cross CPR/First Aid/AED
Tentative In-Person
October 17