Due to predictions for an active hurricane and wildfire season and the complexities of COVID-19, the Red Cross will need thousands of volunteers to care for people when disasters strike. Train now to be a Ready Red Cross Shelter Volunteer so you can answer the call when your community needs it most!
We will need volunteers to help support emergency shelters by staffing different areas including reception, registration, feeding, dormitory, information collection, and other vital tasks. We have both associate and supervisory level opportunities available.
This position supports disasters all throughout the United States. Those interested in this position must be able to deploy within 24-48 hours of getting the "call to deploy" and commit to serving for a 14-day deployment. Travel, Lodging, and Food will be arranged for all volunteers.
Will you be ready to roll up your sleeves and help?
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 it's 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.