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Hawaii Red Cross Volunteer Opportunities

Every single day, the Hawaii Red Cross helps people in emergencies. Whether it’s one displaced family, thousands of disaster victims, or providing care and comfort to an ill or injured service member or veteran or support to a military family member, our vital work is made possible by people like you. It is through the time and care of ordinary people that we can do extraordinary things.

The Hawaii Red Cross is always looking for people with various backgrounds, talents and skill levels. Our needs are often specific based on current events and levels of ground support, but we’ll do our best to accommodate your desire to get involved!

The following is a list of typical Hawaii Red Cross volunteer opportunities:

General Opportunities

  • Administrative Support
    Help with routine administrative duties such as entering data, filing, and mailing
  • Fundraising Support
    Provide support with Salesforce and other database management, donor mailings, special events and other administrative tasks
  • Thank a Donor
    Make calls to thank Red Cross financial donors
  • Public Affairs
    Help spread the Red Cross story across the community
  • Volunteer Management
    Assist with volunteer recruitment, placement, record keeping and recognition
  • School Clubs
    High school students to lead Red Cross school clubs
  • Language Bank
    Utilize your language skills to translate

Engagement Opportunities for Organizations

  • Organizational Event-Based Volunteers
    Support Red Cross events as an organization (including telethons, canvassing events, etc.)
  • Ready When the Time Comes Volunteers
    Corporations, schools, churches, or other community organizations can train employees to serve as Red Cross volunteers when a major local disaster strikes

Disaster Response

  • Disaster Action Team
    Be on call and work as a member of a team to provide immediate emergency aid to people affected by single and multi-family incidents; usually home fires
  • Disaster Staff Services
    Help with onboarding, placing and processing new volunteers
  • Health/Mental Health Services
    Address the health or mental health needs of disaster survivors and disaster workers
  • Logistics
    Establish partnerships with qualified vendors that can be activated during disasters for transportation, warehousing and disaster relief supplies
  • Damage Assessment
    Verify and classify disaster caused damage to homes
  • Sheltering
    Be a part of a team that manages Red Cross emergency shelters
  • Feeding
    Survey potential vendors and voluntary organizations who can provide feeding support during time of disaster

Disaster Preparedness

  • Community Preparedness Presenter
    Educate individuals and groups on how to be prepared before a disaster occurs
  • Pillowcase Presenter
    Teach children grades 3-5 how to prepare for emergencies, enhance coping skills, and practice protective measures that they can share with their family

Preparedness Health and Safety

  • Health and Safety Instructor
    Teach community classes such as CPR, First Aid and water safety to children and adults
  • Health and Safety Instructor Trainer
    Train instructors on how to teach community classes such as CPR, First Aid and water safety to children and adults

Service to the Armed Forces

  • Armed Forces Caseworker
    Ensure delivery of emergency communications for members of the military and their dependents to keep these families connected during crisis
  • International Tracing Services
    Assist in the international search for persons living overseas, in war-torn countries or thought to be living in your community
  • Administrative Support
    Administrative and clerical support at Military bases
  • Military Briefing
    Briefing various military and civilian groups throughout the island on Red Cross programs
  • Medical Professionals and Paraprofessionals
    Lend a hand to patients at Veterans Administration and military hospitals (MD, LPN, PRN, Licensed PT, Pharmacists, EMT, CAN, MA, Pharmacy Tech, PT Practitioners)
  • Youth Support
    Support and shadow other volunteers and professionals at Veterans Administration and military hospitals
  • Human Animal Bond Program
    Volunteers bring their dogs to Tripler Army Medical Center wards, clinics and waiting areas for informal visits with patients who are recovering from physical, mental or social illness