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Disaster Assistance Response Team

What is DART? 

The Samaritan’s Purse International Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) program is committed to meeting the critical needs of victims of war, poverty, famine, disease, and natural disaster. We stand ready to respond at a moment’s notice whenever and wherever disaster strikes. The DART specialises in providing medical care, water, food and shelter in the name of Jesus Christ.

Is it for you?

The DART program is composed of on-call professionals trained to respond within a complex international environment.

  • Do you thrive under pressure?
  • Can you work and live in challenging and unstable conditions?
  • Do you have experience working in a developing country?
  • Are you readily available to deploy for two to four weeks?
  • Are you physically able and willing to sacrifice your comforts if necessary?
  • Do you have a heart for sharing the love of Christ with those who are hurting?

What is the application process?

Samaritan’s Purse DART responders are short-term, contracted employees of the organisation, and as such are required to submit an application in order to be considered. To apply, follow the steps listed below (see ‘How to apply’). Samaritan’s Purse staff from Australia and the United States will review all applications and contact qualified applicants for a preliminary interview.

Top candidates will then be invited to attend the DART training from 12 – 14 December 2017. Upon successful completion of DART training, candidates will then be eligible to be added to the DART register of qualified responders who may be called upon for deployment following a disaster.

What costs are involved?

Samaritan’s Purse will cover the cost of your accommodation and meals during the DART training course but you will be responsible for your own travel arrangements to Sydney and associated costs.

How to apply

  1. Go to www.samaritanspurse.org
  2. At the top of the page, you will see the ‘Get Involved’ tab; hover your curser over this tab and click on ‘Job Opportunities’
  3. At the left side of the page, you will see ‘Locations’; click ‘INTL-DART’
  4. Click on the ‘International Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) Member (Medical and Non-Medical) position’
  5. Click ‘Apply’
  6. Note: When you get to the ‘My Information’ page (early on in the application), please ensure you change the ‘Country’ from the United Kingdom to Australia or New Zealand as it automatically defaults to the United Kingdom.

Places at the DART training conference are limited, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment.

To find out more, watch the video below.