The Red Cross welcomes groups of all sizes to volunteer and support the services we provide our local communities. Religious groups, civic clubs, organizations and businesses alike can mobilize their members and employees to demonstrate their commitment to disaster response, preparedness education and community resiliency to inform, educate and save lives.
If your organization or corporation already partners with the Red Cross, please speak with your Red Cross relationship manager or your local Red Cross about your volunteerism needs.
If you’re new to the Red Cross and would like to know how to get your group involved, here are some of the many opportunities for groups:
The Red Cross Ready Rating program is a free membership program that can help you assess your organization's preparedness level, identify ways to improve your preparedness and resiliency, and come up with a customized plan to make sure that you will be there for your Colorado community if - and when - disaster strikes.
When you join Ready Rating, you demonstrate your commitment both to the longevity of your organization and the resilience of your community; every business, school and organization that is better prepared and resilient in the face of disaster is also better able to help their community recover when disaster strikes. Find out more and get started at readyrating.org.
Starting or joining a Red Cross Youth Club is a great way to give back to your community, support the work of the Red Cross, have fun with friends and build leadership skills and knowledge.
Although some Red Cross volunteer opportunities require volunteer to be 18 or older to participate, Red Cross Youth Clubs are geared towards finding opportunities for young people to get involved and make a difference in partnership with the Red Cross! Find out more and get started here.
What better way to make a difference than to train yourself and your group members in the skills to save a life? The American Red Cross is the leading provider of health and safety training that meets OSHA guidelines as well as many other professional and regulatory standards. You can train your group in CPR, First Aid, AED and more.
We offer several options for format and delivery of training for your group, including:
In most cases, there is a fee associated with these trainings. Find out more and whether your group qualifies for a discount or grant-funded training by calling 1-800-REDCROSS or visiting http://www.redcross.org/take-a-class/Learn-About-Our-Programs
On average, seven people die every day due to home fires. Home fires are the most common disaster. The American Red Cross and its partners have launched an initiative that aims to reduce deaths and injuries caused by home fires by 25% in five years with the Home Fire Campaign.
This campaign is an excellent opportunity for groups to get engaged in a meaningful, hands-on way and to take actions that can save lives. Groups can sign up to participate in a single-day outreach in a community or neighborhood, or your group can receive the training and materials to deliver the campaign on your own! Find out more and sign up here.