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Apply to Volunteer

Volunteers power our humanitarian mission.

From serving meals to disaster victims to helping with blood drives, volunteers contribute throughout our community. Our volunteers teach CPR and help soldiers arrange travel home for the birth of a child. They help us prepare for disaster and recover from the aftermath.

Start Your Journey

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

Browse our Volunteer Opportunities page

A variety of volunteer opportunities are available for you to join us daily, weekly or monthly.


Complete an Online Application

Choose the volunteer application type that best fits your situation and create your profile on our new volunteer management system Volunteer Connection.


Complete the Intake Steps

Volunteer Connection will introduce you to the necessary steps to become a volunteer, including attending a New Volunteer Orientation session, completing an online background check, and sharing a conversation with a trained Volunteer Manager to discuss your interests.


Start Your Training!

Many Red Cross volunteer opportunities require training. You will be put in contact with our service departments to determine your schedule, start your training and help our community!

The American Red Cross is honored that you have made the first step in joining the largest volunteer organization in the world and that you are offering to use your time and talents in serving our community. If you have any questions about how to become a volunteer, please contact your local chapter.

We look forward to working with you!