In and out of disaster response, Austin Disaster Relief Network (ADRN) serves those in need. With the help of volunteers working alongside our efforts (Community Volunteer or ADRN Volunteer), survivors and those in crisis are able to receive relief through the compassion at the heart of EVERY volunteer serving within our organization.
Become a Community Volunteer
Anyone from the community is welcome to sign up as a Community Volunteer at any time, in or out of disaster response, without joining our network. In a disaster, Community Volunteers who share our compassion to help those in crisis are essential to the response impact we have in meeting survivor needs quickly and efficiently.
Individuals, businesses, corporations, groups, or organizations can sign up as Community Volunteers in areas like clean-up, donation management, volunteer hospitality, and more. Everyone has a role when it comes to serving communities in a time of need.
Email us at email@example.com, and we will connect you with current and upcoming opportunities.
Become an ADRN Yellow Shirt Volunteer (Badged, Church Network Volunteers)
ADRN offers a complete range of Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual trainings designed to equip the church to walk out the commission of Jesus Christ and meet the needs of people who have experienced disaster-related trauma. Each of our trained church network volunteers find their niche and level of participation within our organization through various core teams, training pathways, and leadership roles.
We take several steps to ensure all of our church network volunteers meet local agency, government, and city requirements. Our partnership with these organizations gets us "behind the yellow tape" and allows us to do what we do best—serve others in times of disaster.
To become an official ADRN Yellow Shirt Volunteer and join our network, please follow the following steps:
- Review our official volunteer Statement of Faith.
- Click here to set up your ADRN Volunteer profile in the volunteer portal.
- Complete the Online Background Check. (Link available in the volunteer portal.)
- Sign up for I AM™ Ready Basic Training & Orientation.
This is ADRN's required basic training course for all Church Network Volunteers. See below for more information.
To view more details regarding ADRN's Background Check process, confidentiality, and considerations for clearing the process, click here »
I AM Ready™ Basic Training & Orientation is for anyone who wants to become an official ADRN badged volunteer. By becoming a badged Volunteer, you will represent ADRN’s Network of Greater Austin Churches to provide physical, emotional, and spiritual aid to families or individuals impacted by crisis or disaster. IARBT is required of every new volunteer who wants to join the ADRN network. This 3-hour class will give you an introduction to ADRN and the training we provide, a volunteer roadmap for training and service, badging/credentials, how emergency response works in Greater Austin, individual/family preparedness, and more. This training serves as a prerequisite for most courses offered by ADRN and must be completed prior to registering for additional training courses.
All ADRN volunteers are required to sign our Statement of Faith in order to become an official badged volunteer. Volunteers who do not want to sign ADRN’s Statement of Faith can still volunteer as a Community Volunteer (see below).
Our I AM Ready™ Basic Training is available On Demand now.
To register, click the button below and set your profile to create an account; then click the Register for Training button.