Join ARC's Rapid Response Team


Rapid Response Team (RRT)

This is a special opportunity for those with a passion, skills and experience in international humanitarian response.  The Rapid Response Team (RRT) is a roster of experienced personnel who may be called for short-term emergency assignments, depending on personnel needs, context and location. The roster is comprised of current and former ARC staff, as well as other qualified external candidates.  ARC seeks relief workers who are ready to deploy globally on short notice (as little as 48 hours) in the case of human displacement. Typically, team members will conduct initial needs assessments, coordinate with other implementing agencies and design and implement relief projects. 

  • For inclusion on the RRT, ARC thoroughly prescreens all applicants and keeps in regular contact with roster members and in some cases training.
  • RRT members have specific skill sets and/or previous international experience.
  • RRT includes both volunteers and some paid positions (depending on skill set, experience and available funding).
  • Typical assignments are between 1-3 months in locations that may be insecure and may not have basic services such as electricity, running water and health care. All posts are unaccompanied.
If accepted onto the RRT, the new member will be contacted during future disaster responses if their skill set is seen as needed in the context of a particular disaster response however acceptance to the RRT roster is not a guarantee of travel. 


Positions will be listed on an as-needed basis on the Careers page.  If no postings are listed, please check back as we will be updating the list periodically.



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