Red Cross to Hold Virtual ‘Zero to Hero’ Training for Volunteers Interested in Disaster Response During COVID-19 Concerns

(UNDATED) – The American Red Cross–Indiana Region will host a “Zero to Hero” free weekend training program for new and existing volunteers, preparing them to be a Red Cross Disaster Action Team (DAT) member.

DAT members respond to community crises such as home fires or natural disasters. They assist and guide the victims and provide them with resources for recovery. Examples of course content include Psychological First Aid and Mass Care. 

These classes will be offered virtually through Zoom. You must register by 3 p.m. on Friday, March 27th by clicking here.

The training will be held on Saturday, March 28th from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., and March 29th from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m.

“Zero to Hero” helps volunteers with “zero” training become a Red Cross Disaster Action Team (DAT) “hero.”

DAT is a group of volunteers dedicated to helping their community during a crisis. The content of this training course, which includes both instructors- and video-led courses, is usually covered in a six-week period, but the Red Cross has created a fast-track program so more volunteers can be certified and ready to respond to communities in need. 

The Indiana Region has pivoted in how the organization responds during coronavirus concerns to support vital services by moving normally in-person training to virtual training.

There are immediate needs for volunteers to support their communities.

Participants can register at the event as a new volunteer and receive basic skills training to respond to local disasters, such as fires.

For more information, contact or 765-670-9150.