Seeking Disaster Service Worker Volunteers

The City of Dublin is seeking citizens who are willing to serve as volunteers and are ready to respond whenever disaster strikes.

The Disaster Service Worker (DSW) program was created to identify emergency response volunteers and to enlist their skills and training. During a catastrophic event, DSW volunteers will be contacted based on their abilities, as well as the needs of the community.

DSW volunteers will be on-call when large incidents and disasters occur, such as earthquakes, severe storms, tornadoes, flash floods, landslides, fires, and other events. When called upon, DSWs will assist professional responders with disaster response and recovery. Possible tasks include care and shelter, search and rescue, safety assessment, Emergency Volunteer Center staffing and clerical / administrative support. DSW volunteers will be pre-screened for their skills and abilities.

Disaster Service Workers must meet the following qualifications:
  • Reside in Dublin
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Be in good health
  • Have a completed DSW application on file with Dublin
  • Pass a background check (including fingerprinting) 
  • Possess a means of transportation
  To register with the City of Dublin as a Disaster Service Worker, please fill out this application. Please note, as part of the registration process, applicants will undergo a background check and may be requested to provide additional documentation.

View the full Disaster Service Worker (DSW) description