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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
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.
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.
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 »
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.
- 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
Spiritual Readiness in Times of Disaster
Walking in the Spirit in Times of Disaster
Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM)
October 9 & 10
American Red Cross CPR/First Aid/AED
IS-100 & IS-700 FEMA Overview & Test
Psalm 91, The Protection of the Lord in Times of Disaster
Note: All training courses above are for badged ADRN Volunteers who have completed I AM Ready™ Basic Training & Orientation.