Volunteer Resources

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Volunteer Resources

Volunteers are the heart of the Red Cross, and the Red Cross Colorado chapters strive to support our volunteers with helpful resources and information. Below are various Web sites and links to resources for Red Cross Volunteers.

Your No. 1 resource as a Red Cross volunteer is the Volunteer Connection. This is your one-click link to:

• Browse and apply for current volunteer opportunities

• Sign up for shifts and trainings

• Keep in touch with fellow volunteers

• Learn what’s going on at your local chapter and in the region

• And much more!

To access your volunteer profile, log on to Volunteer Connection. If you have not yet set up an account, you can do so by filling out the Volunteer Application (new volunteers) or contacting Volunteer Services to activate your account (existing Mile High Region Red Cross volunteers).

Online Resources and Databases

Depending upon your volunteer assignment, you may need to access one or more of the following databases.

The Volunteer Handbook is available here for download. If you have any questions, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at (719) 785-2700 or Debbie.Fawcett@redcross.org

  • Crossnet: Intranet for all Red Cross chapters across the country.
  • SABA: Use this online portal to sign up for Red Cross classes and trainings.
  • DSHR: This online resource is where disaster volunteers update their availability for national deployments.
"Everyone Ready" Online Volunteer Management and Professional Development Program

Everyone Ready delivers expert training 24/7 through Crossnet in order to help engage volunteers in creative and meaningful ways that support the Red Cross mission. Everyone Ready training opportunities are available to all American Red Cross personnel – volunteers and employees.

Log in to Crossnet to Access the Everyone Ready Portal. Then enter your Red Cross email address and password to gain access to volunteer management training and resources.

    Other Useful Web Sites and Resources

  • www.energizeinc.com

    A comprehensive Web site on volunteer management, which includes articles, chat forums, links to other Webs sites worldwide, monthly hot topic column, and numerous other useful resources for volunteer managers.

  • www.nationalservice.gov

    The official Web site of the Federal agency, Corporation for National Service, which contains many useful resources and links on volunteering and service.

  • www.pointsoflight.org and www.handsonnetwork.org

    Two different domains for the newly combined Web site of the Hands On Network and Points of Light Institute. This site contains resource information, links to local volunteer centers, and program information.

Apply for CEUs Online

The American Red Cross has been approved as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). IACET's Criteria for Quality Continuing Education and Training Programs are the standards by which hundreds of organizations measure their educational offerings. As an IACET Authorized Provider, the American Red Cross offers CEUs for its programs that qualify under IACET guidelines.

For a list of the approved Red Cross courses which qualify for CEUs and the number of CEUs awarded for each course, click here - CEU Approved Courses.

To obtain CEUs:

1. Visit www.RedCrossstore.org

2. Provide the following information: Course Name; Course Date; Location of course including address, city and zip code; American Red Cross Chapter Name; and Instructor Name

3. Select the CEU for the course and pay the fee

4. Upon verification of course completion, the CEU certification will be emailed to you within four weeks; hard copy on request

CEUs are offered as an add-on to training courses completed through the American Red Cross. Visit www.iacet.org to review a list of companies, regulatory boards and organizations that have reported to accept the IACET CEU. Individuals are strongly encouraged to check with their specific regulatory boards, employers or other agencies to confirm that courses taken from IACET Authorized Providers and courses taken for IACET CEUs will be accepted by that entity.

If you need help placing your order or are having any trouble with the order website, you may call our Customer Service Department at (866) 632-7751, Monday - Friday 9am - 9pm or email customerservice@redcrossstore.org.

Report Your Volunteer Hours (Pikes Peak Chapter)

Volunteer Hour Log Sheet

Instructions for Submitting Your Log Sheet