The Red Cross helps individuals, families, and communities prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters. From home fires to tornadoes to floods, the Red Cross is there to provide hope and help.
Prepare - Volunteers are needed to support programming such as conducting workshops on the importance of preparedness, presenting at community events, participating in the Home Fire Campaign to educate around and install smoke alarms, and teaching youth coping skills and tools when faced with emergencies through the Pillowcase Project. [Volunteers fluent in other languages (Hmong, Oromo, Somali, and Spanish, in particular) are needed in an effort to reach all community members.]
Respond - Volunteers are needed for a variety of response roles including those who respond in-person, those who coordinate efforts behind-the-scenes, those who provide their medical expertise, those who provide their mental health expertise, and those who provide their public affairs expertise. [Most of these roles require on-call hours (volunteers sign up for shifts based on their availability). These roles require volunteers to be at least 18 years of age, commit to at least 1 year of service, and attend approximately 20 hours of prerequisite training.]
Recover - Volunteers are needed to assist clients with resources after a disaster has occurred.