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.
As a volunteer with the American Red Cross I have helped thousands of people at a time when they greatly need help.
The experience is as much as you make it. You can help locally or nationally. There are many different ways to help. As a volunteer, you can help once a year or all year.
Some examples from my experiences: take disaster calls and coordinate disaster responses; meet families at their residence just after they've had a disaster. Provided much needed funds and shelter; after hurricanes Irene and Lee, spent two weeks as a host at a shelter. Helped shelter residents with all requests, food, recovery, etc; helped the Red Cross collaborate with other charity organizations and local government agencies; assist with family emergency communications for active military members; xupplied therapeutic materials for veterans.
Signing up with the Red Cross did take longer than I would have liked. If you follow up you can accelerate the process.
by Jose D. from Chester County, PA
(March 6, 2015)
I expressed my interest in helping this organization through its Blood Transport Services back in February 27th. A few days later Mr. Bryan Payne thanked me for my interest thru e-mail as well as to direct me to the Red Cross website and create a personal account as a first step to the volunteering process. I already have an account but an error message always prevent me from logging in to the RC website. I have reached out to Mr. Payne a few times already via e-mail and his office phone but failed to receive a reply from him as to how to address the registration/logging-in issue. Frustrating.