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
by Shelley R. from Bakersfield, CA
(Administrator for this Organization)(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.
by Taylor P. from Fresno, CA
(Administrator for this Organization)(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.