Thank you for your interest in becoming involved with the American Red Cross of Northeast Georgia.
Volunteers are the heart of the American Red Cross, and we'd like you to join us! We depend on nearly 1 million volunteers nationwide to carry out our mission as the world's leading humanitarian relief agency. No matter your interests, skills or schedule, you can make a significant contribution to your community and help people in their moments of greatest need.
Find out how rewarding giving your time and efforts can be by exploring the specific volunteer opportunities now available!
To get started, please click on the volunteer application below that best describes you.
Looking to volunteer on a regular basis? A variety of opportunities are available for you to join us daily, weekly or monthly.
Want to get experience or earn credit while working at an organization that gives back? Explore our many opportunities for interns. Work for the Red Cross and gain skills while enjoying the benefit of our worldwide name brand recognition.
Current volunteers can access their profiles by following this link.
There are many ways to donate to the American Red Cross of Northeast Georgia, including:
Donate Securely Online
You can donate online using your credit card.
Donate by Phone or Mail
Make a Master Card or Visa contribution by phone or have a representative send you a printed donation return envelope. Please make your checks payable to the American Red Cross of Northeast Georgia and mail it to American Red Cross of Northeast Georgia, P. O. Box 3370, Gainesville, GA 30503.
Memorials and Honorariums
A memorial gift to the American Red Cross of Northeast Georgia is a special tribute to life of a treasured friend or loved one. A donation to the Red Cross is the perfect way to recognize a person or special event in your life. Birthdays, holidays, weddings, anniversaries and job promotions are excellent occasions for an honorarium gift to the Red Cross.
Gifts of Stock
If you own stocks and bonds that have increased in value, it may be more advantageous to donate these securities to theAmerican Red Cross of Northeast Georgia, rather than sell them and donate the proceeds from the sale. By donating the securities directly, you may completely avoid the Capital Gains tax while receiving a tax deduction on the securities’ increased value. The Red Cross can transact your gift of securities quickly and inexpensively, so your donation will have the greatest possible impact.
Corporate Sponsorships or Contributions/Gifts and Services
One of the best ways for your company to help is through a financial event sponsorship or donation to the American Red Cross of Northeast Georgia. Your company’s financial support allows us to continue responding to community needs while stimulating the local economy. In some instances, the chapter also accepts corporate donations of goods and services such as office equipment, supplies and various other in-kind items. These donations in-kind are used to support chapter operations or special events.
Corporate Matching Gifts
Many companies match employees’ contributions to charity. Please check with your Human Resources Department to find out if your company has such a program. If your company does match employee contributions, please include the appropriate Matching Gift Form with your donation (your donation will help twice as much).
Charitable Gift Annuities
A charitable gift annuity is a way to help those in need while enjoying significant tax benefits and supplementing your income. This program has been created for our friends who want sufficient income for retirement years, yet want to continue to give to the Red Cross. In exchange, you receive guaranteed fixed amounts annually throughout your lifetime. You may want to defer payment until later in life through a deferred charitable gift annuity which offers a very attractive rate of return.
Bequests/Remembering the American Red Cross of Northeast Georgia in Your Will
Many friends who contribute to the Red Cross arrange to perpetuate their giving through their wills. Remembering the Red Cross in your will is a special way to ensure that our work will continue for a long time to come. Such gifts may include a bequest of cash, securities or property in a specific sum or by percentage; real estate, or a charitable remainder trust.
Other Planned Giving Opportunities
Many donors want to ensure that our work is well funded for years to come. There are numerous ways to help the Red Cross prepare for the future through gift planning; some options offer significant financial benefits for the donor as well. Call us at (770) 532-8453 or contact your tax advisor.
The Northeast Georgia Chapter of the American Red Cross helps people in need … free of charge … every single day! Your contribution means a great deal to the organization, but even more to the families who rely on the Red Cross to help them through some of the most difficult times of their lives. With your ongoing support we will keep America strong, through these vital programs-Disaster Relief Services, Family Emergency Services, Domestic Preparedness for Bioterrorism, Critical Lifesaving Services, and 24-hour military assistance. But the Red Cross is not a government agency; we must rely on the generosity of the American public. With your ongoing support, we will continue to be there providing people in crisis … relief for today and hope for tomorrow.