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2020 East West HighwaySilver Spring, MD 20910

Join our Red Cross volunteers in our exciting Pillowcase Project!


To support the Disaster Services program in raising the level of knowledge in the community about preparing for emergencies. Members of this volunteer team work to provide the programs and tools that facilitate a community taking action before, during, or after a disaster in an effort to limit the impact of the event, help the community bounce back faster, and build community resilience.

We are looking for volunteer presenters to assist with a national youth preparedness program called the Pillowcase Project, offered in Red Cross locations across the National Capital Region. Volunteer presenters will deliver a 40- minute presentation to provide emergency preparedness education to youth in grades 3-5 (ages 8-11) in school classrooms and other settings. Volunteers will deliver each presentation in pairs using tools such as a standardized curriculum, workbook, quizzes and activities. The highly interactive presentation addresses home fire safety, a local natural hazard, psycho-social coping skills and household preparedness steps like making a plan and a kit. Students will learn about storing items that they may need to take with them in an emergency and take a pillowcase home with them for that purpose!

Training is in Montgomery County, but presentation requests come from schools all across the National Capital Region.


  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Public Speaking
  • Safety & Disaster Education

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 presentations per month
  • various Red Cross training

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