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Welcome to the American Red Cross of Metropolitan Atlanta

Now in our second century of service, Metro Atlanta’s Red Cross is hard at work in our diverse community of 5 million people – every day – bringing help and hope to neighbors in need. With the same passion and commitment of our volunteer founders, we’re empowering a new generation to prevent, prepare for and cope with emergencies that devastate homes, threaten lives and separate loved ones.

We serve 12 metro counties: Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry, Newton, Paulding and Rockdale. Our CEO, Terri Badour Duckett, and an all-volunteer board of directors guide the work of our chapter in three key areas: disaster preparedness and response; health and safety training; and emergency communications support for military and international families.

Today, we carry out our Red Cross mission in metro Atlanta with the help of 1,300 registered volunteers. (The ratio of local volunteers to paid employees is approximately 22:1)


If you’re passionate about helping people and looking for a volunteer career with a visionary humanitarian organization, you can make a difference with the American Red Cross of Atlanta.

Adult Volunteer Application

Looking to volunteer on a regular basis? A variety of opportunities are available for you to join us daily, weekly or monthly.


Youth Volunteer Application

Volunteers aged 15-17 are encouraged to apply and engage in meaningful opportunities for education, training and community service.


Current Volunteer Profiles

Current volunteers can access their profiles by following this link.

Metropolitan Atlanta Leadership Team

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Terri Badour - CEO, American Red Cross of Georgia and Metropolitan Atlanta Chapter

Terri Badour is the Chief Executive Officer of both the American Red Cross of Georgia and the Red Cross of Metropolitan Atlanta, the largest Red Cross chapter in the Southeast. In this role, she is responsible for the leadership, operational oversight and fiscal management of 11 chapters serving more than 10 million people statewide. She joined the Red Cross of Metropolitan Atlanta in 1986 and held various leadership positions, including that of Chief Development Officer, prior to becoming CEO in 2011. A graduate of Leadership Atlanta’s Class of 2001, Terri is passionate about community voluntarism and her long list of non-profit leadership contributions includes serving as a past president of the Junior League of Atlanta; in leadership roles with the United Way of Greater Atlanta; as an honorary trustee for the Woodruff Arts Center; and as founder of the Atlanta Chapter of the Executive Women’s Golf Association. In 2012, she was named a YWCA of Atlanta Academy of Women Achiever and Most Outstanding Alumna in the Southeast by Delta Zeta Sorority. Terri is a graduate of Western Michigan University and holds an MS from Florida State University.

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