Youth Zone

Did you know that 30% of all Red Cross volunteers are under the age of 24?

You can make a difference!

Young people can assist with education, training and community service no matter what your age. You can help with current programs such as Disaster Services, International Services, or other community projects on an individual basis or get your school involved!

What to expect as a volunteer for the Red Cross

30% of our volunteers are under the age of 24. Youth can make a positive impact in their community by volunteering with us. Check out our list of Volunteer Opportunities for a list of projects you can become involved with. We have activities such as First Aid Station staffers, website manager, and Measles Initiative volunteer just to name a few. See what fits!

Time commitment

You can be involved as little or as much as you want to be. Depending on the project you could volunteer one day a week, three days a week, or just help out with special projects. Each opportunity will tell you how often we need your help.


Here at the Alaska Chapter we accept all volunteers with a variety of backgrounds and interests.

Volunteer Projects

We have many projects schools can participate in. Check out our list of School Opportunities for a list of activities your school or classroom can take part in. We also have Community Disaster Education classes and Together WE Prepare programs for classrooms or scout groups.

How do I sign up for a Disaster presentation at my school or community group?

For schools in the Anchorage School District contact Marva Stevens in the ASD Community Resources Department at 742-4147. If your community group would like to learn about how to prepare for disaster, contact the Red Cross Preparedness, Health and Safety Manager for more information.

Does the Red Cross offer curriculum that I can teach in my own classroom?

We sure do! Educators can take part in a number of our programs on their own. We have a Masters of Disaster Curriculum for you to use to combine disaster preparedness with basic education goals. Also available are Basic Aid Training kits and Water Safety instruction.

What kind of services does the Red Cross offer for Scout Troops?

We can present Community Disaster Education materials, Basic Aid Training, or our Together WE Prepare curriculum to help scouts earn merit badges. Contact our Preparedness, Health and Safety Manager for more information.

I want to take Child and Infant CPR, where can I find information about that?

We have a number of Health and Safety classes available for you to sign up for. Check out our Health and Safety offerings . here.

Don’t forget to check out the Babysitting or Wilderness First Aid classes too! Contact our Preparedness, Health and Safety Manager for more information.

As a Red Cross volunteer, do I have to pay for my training?

No, all training that relates to your volunteer function will be provided to you at no charge.

What community events does the Red Cross participate in?

We can be seen at events all over Alaska! We commonly participate in health fairs and large community events setting up First Aid Stations. We have been spotted passing out hot chocolate and snacks to Iditarod visitors, walking in the Fur Rondy Parade, and at all Carrs/ Safeway stores selling our Hero bracelets. Check out our Calendar of Events for a list of upcoming events!