Committed and compassionate volunteers are the heart and soul of the American Red Cross Central California Region. As a volunteer, you play a vital role in fulfilling the Red Cross mission to strengthen our communities.
When you join the American Red Cross, you’ll join a worldwide movement dedicated to providing relief to victims of disaster. Whether you’re in career transition, a student looking for experience, work full-time, retired, or have a few extra hours, you too can make a difference and save lives.
Becoming a Red Cross volunteer is as easy as 1-2-3!
Complete Your Volunteer Application
Complete your volunteer application online and create your Volunteer Connection login. Once you submit an application, you will receive an email with a link to activate your Volunteer Connection account. This link will direct you to your Volunteer Connection homepage that contains the list of next steps to complete your volunteer application.
New Volunteer Orientation
This required online training highlights the history, values and fundamental principles of the Red Cross. Upon completion, a member of the Volunteer Services Team will contact you to set up an in-person interview to help determine which opportunities best fit with your interests and skills.
Complete a Background Check
Complete a background check and indicate your areas of interest.
Please note: Prospective volunteers will have 30 days to complete the prospective volunteer steps before their application is inactivated.