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Join the Red Cross in making homes safer by ending home fires in Madera & Mariposa!

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American Red Cross Central California Region


Volunteer to help Sound the Alarm. Save a Life.
Registration is open! Click here to sign up for a training date and commit to joining other volunteers across the country in supporting Sound the Alarm.

Home fires claim seven lives every day, but you can help change that! This spring, volunteers will Sound the Alarm in at-risk communities by educating 1,000 people across Central California about home fire safety from the safety of their homes. Together, we’ll help families create an escape plan to practice their 2- minute drill, so they can safely escape a home fire. We’ll provide all the training you’ll need -available at multiple dates and times between March 23 and April 3- on how to teach others about home fire safety.

As a Sound the Alarm volunteer, you will schedule up to 5 calls with friends and family throughout our month of action April 8 through May 8, 2021 to make a difference by helping to make homes safer. Each virtual appointment takes just 20 minutes and provides potentially life-saving information to the people you care about most!

Although the work will be done individually, we want to create a sense of community and teamwork around Sound the Alarm in Central California. We’ll host virtual kickoff and closing activities, hold competitions to recognize star educators, and provide regular progress updates about our goals.

It’s through the efforts of ordinary people that we can do these extraordinary things. Join our movement to end home fires at bit.ly/stavolunteer

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About American Red Cross Central California Region


1300 W. Shaw Ave., Ste. 4B, Fresno, CA 93711, 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.


Types of volunteer opportunities may include:

Boots on the Ground -- Your role could be to respond to home fires and other emergencies in your community, conduct in-home smoke alarm installations, or working in a wildfire shelter providing safe accommodations.

Instructor/Presenter positions to deliver education programs focused on preparedness, disasters and how to "Be Red Cross Ready" to adults and youth.

Working behind the Scenes positions include Keep the Red Cross Running -- Your role could be administrative/office support, scheduling shifts for your fellow volunteers, or logistics management to ensure disaster relief operations have the necessary supplies and equipment.

Lead the Way -- "Leadership" volunteers guide our efforts, inspire our volunteers and hold us accountable to the highest standards. Your role could be to lead a small team of fellow volunteers, act as an advisor to a Red Cross Club for youth, or support local Red Cross services by joining an advisory board or the Board of Directors.

Tell the Red Cross Story -- Communications & Outreach volunteers educate the public about Red Cross services and stories in your community. By getting our message out, you'll educate people in need about how we can help, while attracting volunteers and donors to the mission.

You can make a difference today at by becoming a volunteer at redcross.org/volunteer

Disaster Relief
Education & Literacy
Emergency & Safety


We'll work with your schedule.


40343 Highway 41Oakhurst, CA 93644



  • Safety & Disaster Education
  • Community Outreach
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • Spanish
  • People Skills
  • Public Speaking


  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training

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