VolunteerMatch Disaster Alert Center

Hawaii is dealing with the terrible impact of fires. Read our blog to find out what you can do to help support natural disaster relief.
Read More

American Red Cross Central California Region

Cause Area

  • Community
  • Crisis Support
  • Disaster Relief
  • Emergency & Safety
  • Veterans & Military Families


1300 W. Shaw Ave., Ste. 4BFresno, CA 93711 United States

Organization Information

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


Would you recommend American Red Cross Central California Region?
6 reviews Write a review
by Gursimran K. (January 7, 2021)
I was a intern under the Volunteer Services department and my supervisor was Taylor Poisall. I really enjoyed volunteering/interning with the Red Cross because I had the opportunity to give back to my community. I had the chance to help out during the California wildfires last year and understand the value and responsibility of a Red Crosser. Even virtually I was able to connect with others and help out with some administrative and recruitment related work. Its truly rewarding when you get to help others and make a difference in our community. I would highly recommend this organization.
by Kevin W. (August 16, 2020)
So far, Red Cross has been a very uplifting experience for me to help my community even during these tough times. I would highly encourage people to help join Red Cross in the Central Valley!
by Shelley R. from Bakersfield, CA (June 15, 2020)
I have to share this and I will keep it short and sweet! I started with the American Red Cross after being a stay at home Mom for 17 years. Well I was ready for some adult interaction. So I Knew I loved Red Cross and I joined. The people you will meet here here are unlike any other. Be prepared to fall in love with a Mission of an organization you own in your heart. I now am proud to say I work for the American Red Cross. Truly PROUD!
by Taylor P. from Fresno, CA (March 19, 2020)
I didn't know all that Red Cross did in the community before I joined the Red Cross. I recently volunteered at their Home Fire Campaign event where volunteers install free smoke alarms for anyone that needs it to help prevent home fires! This was a fun way to directly help the community by giving them livesaving resources.
by David M. from Fresno, CA (March 18, 2016)
I feel it's important to help our community. I hope that I can get onboard with your program to help provide assistance where needed.
by Kei Kendra P. (July 22, 2015)
This is a great opportunity to learn about eye opening experiences and to provide care to those who need it.

Report this organization