The American Red Cross relies on volunteers to do great things every day. Whether helping neighbors across Northwest Iowa prepare for emergencies, providing training in lifesaving skills, assisting victims of disasters, connecting families, or simply lending a helping hand to members of the community. Without our volunteers, there would be no Red Cross.
Our volunteers receive as much as they give, and often much more. They come from a variety of cultures and from all walks of life. Many want to help after a major disaster, such as the World Trade Center attacks of 2001 or Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Others wish to donate their professional expertise to benefit members of their communities.