Volunteer with ADRN

We joyfully invite you to join us in serving Greater Austin through disaster relief. We have opportunities for you to serve either during disaster or in times of preparation.

Areas of opportunity for volunteers:

Hands-On

Our hands-on volunteers like to get their hands dirty and aren’t afraid of hard work. These volunteers are our go-to squad to alleviate the strain on communities after a disaster strikes, and may even help us prepare for the next disaster.

Behind-the-scenes

Behind-the-scenes volunteers support our operation. If you’re detail-oriented, comfortable working independently or with minimum supervision, and can adapt and respond quickly to changing priorities, ADRN can use your talents.

Survivor-Facing

Our survivor-facing volunteers give our survivors emotional support. If you are empathetic, resourceful, and a good communicator, consider becoming a survivor-facing volunteer.

Public-Facing

Public-facing volunteers help us share the ADRN mission and survivor stories with the community and the media.

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Get ready to serve disaster survivors in our community with ADRN's Volunteer Orientation

We love our volunteers!

In and out of disaster response, Austin Disaster Relief Network (ADRN) serves those in need. With the help of volunteers working alongside our efforts, survivors and those in crisis are able to receive relief through the compassion at the heart of EVERY volunteer serving within our organization.

ADRN Trained Volunteer Opportunities:

Click here to find out more about becoming an ADRN Trained Volunteer.

Bring hope into crisis and show the love of Jesus by serving on the Shepherd Support Team! As part of the equipped, empowered, and mobilized Network of churches, you can help us with the heart of our mission – stepping out to help families affected by disaster with basic needs and prayer. Learn how you can support families of disaster through our Shepherd Program. Click here for details.

Provide survivor care and vital resources at ADRN Headquarters in the Call Center to monitor and answer calls from disaster survivors that need information, someone to talk to, prayer, and/or sponsorship by one of the churches on our network.  The Call Center is at the center of all disaster responses for ADRN and may receive up to 500 calls per day from disaster survivors during a crisis. Administrative support assistance is needed both during major disasters and outside of disaster response on a day-to-day basis.

Send an email of interest to callcenterleader@adrntx.org

ARE YOU CREATIVE? Do you have a passion for sharing stories of God’s faithfulness through your giftings in photography, videography, editing, graphic design, or writing? If you answered yes, you’re a great fit for ADRN’s Creative Media Team (CMT). Simply fill out the CMT Interest Form and we’ll be in touch soon!

If you have any questions, contact our Creative Media Team at pr@adrntx.org

Volunteers write and mail thank you letters to supportive donors from the comfort of their own homes. No need to pick up supplies because they will be dropped off at your home for you!

Please send an email of interest to donorministries@adrntx.org

Hospitality volunteers help ADRN host special events for potential donors. Please send an email of interest to donorministries@adrntx.org

The Field Operations Department is responsible for ensuring ADRN is deployment ready in terms of both supplies and volunteer leadership, and then leading/managing ADRN’s deployment activities during times of disaster response.  The Field Operations Department has a need for a support volunteer that can commit to 4 hours per week on a regular basis to assist with:  

  • General administrative duties
  • Response inventory tracking
  • Response inventory readiness

Send an email of interest to fieldopsmanager@adrntx.org.

Our front desk volunteers are the first face that someone sees when they walk through our headquarters and the last face they see before they leave. We are looking for volunteers to help on weekdays 2-5 pm as well as at other times. Send an email of interest to admin@adrntx.org

We are looking for volunteers to support all aspects of our information technology (IT) work. The IT department oversees the establishment, installation, and maintenance of computer network systems and services within our organization. We have software developers improving our systems for greater efficiency. During blue skies or during a disaster the IT team is constantly working on ensuring secure operation within every department.

Send an email of interest to ADRN.IT.Leadership@adrntx.org

Help us equip the Network of Churches with spiritual, preparedness, and response trainings. Teams are needed to help in logistics, hospitality, administration, and A/V assistance. Easy on-the-job task training, a path to serve right away,  and 2-hour shifts appeal to many volunteers.

Send an email of interest to training@adrntx.org

Community Volunteer Opportunities:

If you aren’t afraid to get dirty, join us after a disaster to help with clean up, debris removal, and muck out. 

Sign up for opportunities by checking our Press Room as they become available during a disaster.

The Hope Family Thrift Store was created to provide financial support to the Austin Disaster Relief Network, provide a clean, organized distribution center for disaster survivors to receive free clothing, shoes, and goods, and offer gently used quality merchandise at affordable prices to the local community. For more information on volunteering, go to https://hopefamilythrift.org/volunteer.

Survivor supplies and donations are stored in our warehouse at ADRN. We are in regular need of volunteers to help out with donation support both before and during a disaster. Volunteer days and times available: Monday through Friday between 9 AM to 4 PM. Regular monthly volunteers are needed to help with these various duties:

  • Facility clean-up and donation management
  • Warehouse – lifting, moving, and storing inventory (may be lifting more than 30 lbs)
  • Admin – general clerical
  • Inventory Valuation
  • Transporting items to various locations in and around Austin       

 

Send an email of interest to warehouse@adrntx.org

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Donations Disclaimer: Gifts to ADRN for a specific disaster response will be used as designated. If a specific disaster response becomes overfunded and identified needs have been addressed, the ADRN Board of Directors will redirect your gift to a similar response effort. All other gifts to ADRN are unrestricted and may be used for any purpose consistent with the mission and vision of ADRN.