Serving: Be a Part of the Next 100

  • Serving: Be a Part of the Next 100

The American Red Cross mobilizes the power of volunteers to deliver relief and hope in the face of emergencies. For 100 years, Red Cross volunteers have been serving Central California and leading meaningful programs to build stronger, more resilient communities. You can “Be a part of the next 100” by joining your local Red Cross.

Not All Heroes Wear Capes

The local Red Cross is more than 98% led by volunteers. We rely on their compassion and dedication to provide relief, hope, and comfort to Central California residents throughout the region. Every task, every volunteer hour given, is critical to the success of the local Red Cross. Every day across your community the need for these services is great. Whether you can help four hours a month or 40 hours a week, there is a home for you in the Red Cross.

We currently have these critical needs on our team:

Give relief

  • Disaster Action Team Volunteers respond to our neighbors who have lost their homes in a disaster.
  • Disaster Health & Mental Health Volunteers are licensed professionals who provide crucial mental health and health care services to victims of disaster.
  • Mass Care Volunteers staff Red Cross shelters, distribute food or supplies, or work to connect disaster victims with their families.
  • Logistics Volunteers manage our disaster supplies and assets, including warehouse inventory, transportation, and in-kind donations.
  • Client Casework Volunteers ensure our clients have food, shelter, clothing, and other needs met after a disaster
  • Preparedness Home Fire Campaign Volunteers help plan and lead our life-saving Home Fire Campaign Events installing smoke alarms in their community.
  • Offer Hope

  • Service to the Armed Forces Casework Volunteers provide comfort, guidance, and advocacy to Active and Veteran Military Families in times of crisis
  • International Services Casework Volunteers deliver services to clients who have been separated from family members in other countries due to armed conflict, migration, disasters, or other humanitarian emergencies.
  • Public Affairs Volunteers utilizes external communication skills and tools to promote the mission and tell the story of the Red Cross.
  • Blood Donor Ambassador Volunteers assist Red Cross Blood Services staff at local Blood Drives
  • Connect with the Community

  • Development Volunteers partner with our Fundraising Team to support donor outreach, mailings, events and more.
  • Front Desk Volunteers are the face of our chapter offices, they direct clients, provide admin support to our teams.
  • Volunteer Services Intake Specialists connect with new volunteers and help guide them through their onboarding process.
  • Lead

  • Community Volunteer Leaders work to help the Red Cross establish presence in every community by working with elected officials, community partners and service groups to help ensure the Red Cross has the relationships, and volunteers to accomplish our important work.
  • Questions? Email the team at volunteer.centralca@redcross.org.