Volunteer Opportunities

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Apply to Volunteer

Complete the volunteer application that's right for you.

Volunteer in Your Community!

Thank you for your interest in serving your neighbors in the Greater Chicago Region. The American Red Cross relies on volunteers to help us with our mission of relieves human suffering by preventing, preparing for and responding to emergencies.

The American Red Cross, Greater Chicago Region processes all volunteer applications and conducts volunteer training for many areas region including northeastern Illinois and northwest Indiana.


  • Volunteer Resources
  • chicagovr@redcross.org
  • (312) 729-6222
  • Chicago Become a Volunteer Red Cross

    Become a Volunteer

    Volunteers are invaluable to the daily operation of the American Red Cross, Greater Chicago Region, and are truly the heart and soul of the organization. Follow these steps and become a volunteer with the American Red Cross!

    Chicago Volunteer FAQs Red Cross

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How can I volunteer for disaster relief efforts? How do I start the process of becoming a volunteer? What is the time commitment required to volunteer? If you've got questions about volunteering, we've got answers...

    Chicago Internships Volunteer Red Cross


    The American Red Cross offers exceptional undergraduate and graduate college students internships at the Greater Chicago Region Chapter headquarters, and other selected cities throughout the chapter’s jurisdiction through our PrepaRED University Internship Program.

    Chicago Americorps Red Cross Volunteer


    The AmeriCorps program is a federally-funded initiative, often referred to as a "domestic Peace Corps." It offers full and part-time opportunities for participants, called members, to provide service to society through community organizations.