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American Red Cross of Northern California Coastal Region


Every single day, the American Red Cross helps people in emergencies, with home fires being the most common. The American Red Cross is seeking volunteers to save lives by installing free smoke alarms and educating community members by providing fire prevention and safety information.

Volunteers will work in teams of 3, visiting local residences in Contra Costa County to provide these life-saving tools. This effort is part of our "Sound the Alarm" program, aimed at reducing fire-related deaths and injuries in the local community. It is part of a national initiative, educating our community and installing smoke alarms to make homes across the country safer.

Volunteers are urgently needed on a regular basis in all of the roles below:

Safety Educator: Educates the family on fire safety and assists with completing a disaster plan while the smoke alarms are being installed. This volunteer should be comfortable speaking with a wide variety of individuals.

Smoke Alarm Installer: Installs smoke alarms in homes during the canvassing event. This volunteer should be comfortable using a ladder and a power drill.

Documenter Records information about each home and the number of alarms installed. This person should be comfortable completing basic paperwork.

Volunteers 16+ and older are welcome to participate. Full training and all supplies are provided.

If interested, please contact or 510-421-4527, or apply online at

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About American Red Cross of Northern California Coastal Region


1663 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94103, US

Mission Statement

The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.


Every single day, the American Red Cross helps people in emergencies. Whether its one displaced family, thousands of disaster victims, or providing care and comfort to an ill or injured service member or veteran or support to a military family member, our vital work is made possible by people like you. It is through the time and care of ordinary people that we can do extraordinary things.


We'll work with your schedule.


1300 Alberta WayConcord, CA 94521



  • Safety & Disaster Education
  • Community Outreach
  • General Education


  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training

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