• Minnesota Red Cross, Volunteer, Disaster Response

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Volunteer in Your Community

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, Babysitter’s Training and brief soldiers on Red Cross services before they deploy. They help us prepare for disaster and recover from the aftermath.

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Become a Volunteer

Volunteers are the heart of the Red Cross. Nearly 4,000 volunteers support the Red Cross in Minnesota. They contribute a varying number of hours – from very infrequently to nearly full-time. Please consider giving your time to the Red Cross. Click here to begin the volunteer application process.

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The Minnesota Region offers exciting, hands-on internship opportunities for exceptional undergraduate and graduate students at the Minneapolis office and other chapter offices around the state. All internships are non-stipend and must be for academic credit.

Volunteer Groups

Youth Engagement

Begin a relationship with the American Red Cross that can last a lifetime! Opportunities are available for individual youth and groups of youth to participate in the mission of preventing and alleviating human suffering in the face of emergencies.

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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? Get the answers to your questions here.

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Volunteer Awards

The work of the American Red Cross is made possible by volunteers generously sharing their time and talents. We recognize outstanding volunteers across Minnesota making a difference in their local communities with an annual volunteer awards program.