How to Become a Volunteer

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 that we take to ensure all of our volunteers meet the needs of local agencies, government and city requirements in order to allow 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.


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.

Upcoming Orientations »


Complete Volunteer Application

In order to become a volunteer, it is required that each volunteer application be filled out to completion and submitted. It is recommended that the application be completed prior to Orientation. The online form includes a profile setup, which allows the applicant to login once Orientation is completed, accessing vital volunteer information and training registration details. To begin, click the button below.

Start Online Application »


Complete Background Check

This step is only required for volunteers pursuing Advanced Training.

1) Pay for 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.

2) Complete ADRN's 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.

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

Start Background Check »

Need More Help?

If you would like more information about ADRN's volunteer opportunities, please email us or  call us at 512-428-6322.