Volunteer Services

Watch this video of a New Yorker who loves giving back to the NYC community as a Red Cross disaster volunteer.

“It’s an amazing feeling to see and experience the immediate gratification of knowing that I helped change a life.” – Greater New York Red Cross volunteer.

Every day, the volunteers of the American Red Cross Greater New York Region are empowered to perform extraordinary acts in their community through the organization’s life-changing work.

They help shelter, feed and comfort people who have lost their homes in a natural or human-caused disaster.

They teach CPR, first aid, aquatics and caregiving, enabling people to save lives.

They distribute emergency preparedness information at community outreach events and provide vital behind-the-scenes support services—and so much more.

The humanitarian work of the Greater New York Red Cross would not be possible without the thousands of dedicated people from a myriad of backgrounds who come together to help their neighbors when they need it most. Red Cross volunteers are committed to doing great things every day, and say that they get back more than they give.