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.

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.

Become an ADRN Yellow Shirt Volunteer
(Orientation and 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 steps we take 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.

Our Volunteer Stories

We hope these stories inspire you to join the ADRN family. Take the next steps to become a yellow-shirt volunteer today!

Spotlight Story: Jennifer Morales

Spotlight Story: Nick Erskine

Support in Action: Anna Gallardo

Spotlight Story: Marty and Carol Robbins


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

Click the link below to complete the online form and submit ADRN's online background check. 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


New Volunteers – Mandatory I AM Ready™ Training & Orientation

On Demand Training: Click the following link to take the I AM Ready™ Basic Training & Orientation online at your leisure.

In Person Training: To take I AM Ready™ Basic Training & Orientation in person, choose from the dates and locations below.

October 1, 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Riverbend Church
, 4214 Capital of Texas Hwy., Austin, TX 78746

October 13, 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Life Church, 1393 Woodview, Leander, TX 78641

Course Time: 3 Hours

Training Cost: Free

How to Register:
Choose from the links above to register for  On Demand or In Person training.

Topics included:

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

More 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

Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM)
In Person
October 9 & 10

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

IS-100 & IS-700 FEMA Overview & Test
In Person
October 10

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

Note: All training courses above are for badged ADRN Volunteers who have completed I AM Ready™ Basic Training & Orientation.

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