Youth Opportunities

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Youth Volunteer Opportunities

Disaster Response
Young people are trained to become involved in many areas of Red Cross Disaster Services, including community disaster education, disaster preparation in their local community, and disaster response through Red Cross disaster action teams and youth disaster corps.

Leadership Development
Participating in clubs, councils, and local boards as well as in leadership development camps or centers and on national Red Cross advisory and policy-making groups.

Health and Safety Services
In Red Cross babysitter training, first aid, CPR, aquatics, and water safety classes, young people are being educated about leading healthier, safer lives as well as being trained to serve as instructors, lifeguards, and peer educators.

Biomedical Services
Young adults, ages 17 and older, donate blood. Red Cross youth volunteers help with blood drives by recruiting donors, arranging appointments, acting as escorts, and serving refreshments. Young people also assist with tissue and organ donor recruitment.

School-Related Activities
Fund raising, organizing blood drives, providing international assistance, and learning about such things as disaster preparedness and HIV/AIDS prevention and education.

International Services
Young people learn about other cultures by assembling Red Cross school chests and by learning about international humanitarian law and its implications worldwide.

Other Youth Opportunities
Young people are involved in other areas of the American Red Cross. There are opportunities that are related to school and college and Internships, as well as openings in Leadership Development and Community Services.

Armed Forces Emergency Services
Young people provide volunteer service to help thousands of U.S. service members separated from their families by military duty stay connected

Community Services
Mission related community activities can include cleaning up streets, planting trees, and organizing food drives. Young people also serve as mentors to peers and younger youth on substance abuse prevention, teen pregnancy prevention, environmental awareness, violence prevention, and other major youth issues.