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American Red Cross

Volunteer in Your Community

There are many ways you can volunteer with us in your local community. We are always looking for people with various backgrounds, talents, and skill levels.

Ready to take the first step?

We sincerely appreciate your desire to join the American Red Cross in performing our humanitarian work. We’re thrilled to have you onboard. We can’t do it alone. Your commitment to the Red Cross not only means helping others within your community through your local Red Cross; it means helping others across the world by joining the millions of volunteers worldwide that make up the global Red Cross network.

Types of Volunteer Opportunities

  • Volunteer Management - Assist with volunteer recruitment, placement, record keeping and recognition.

  • Disaster Services - Provide food, shelter, comfort and home for families affected by major disasters such as fire, hurricanes and tornadoes.

  • Hospital Volunteer - Lend a hand to patients at Veterans Administration and military hospitals.

  • Nurse Volunteer - Provide direct services, teach and develop courses, act in a management or supervisory role, or function as a local board member.

  • Health and Safety Instructor - Teach community classes such as CPR, First Aid and water safety to children and adults.

  • First Aid Team - First Aid and CPR volunteers staff special events throughout the year.

  • Blood Drive Volunteer - Greet and register blood donors.


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