Welcome to the American Red Cross, the largest volunteer organization in the United States. Each year over one million Americans serve as Red Cross volunteers providing local community needs, such as:

  • Responding to disasters
  • Teaching people how to prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies
  • Teaching first aid & CPR and other health and safety skills
  • Supporting service members and their families during emergencies
  • Reconnecting families separated around the world through international tracing services
  • Organizing youth programs
  • Supporting blood drives
We sincerely appreciate your desire to join the American Red Cross in performing our humanitarian work. We’re thrilled to have you on board. We can’t do it alone. Your commitment to the Red Cross not only means helping others within your community through your local Red Cross; it means helping others across the world by joining the millions of volunteers worldwide that make up the global Red Cross network.

Helping others feels good, and helps you feel good about yourself. Your local Red cross can work with you to provide rewarding experiences, opportunities to utilize your talents, and provide training to help you serve your community.

Potential volunteers will need to complete a Volunteer Application, Choose Volunteer Interests, Read and Agree to Red Cross policies. Adult volunteers will complete a Background Check. Youth volunteers will submit a Parental Consent Form. You can start the process by clicking on an application below.

Become a Red Cross volunteer!

Adult Volunteer Application (Ages 18 and over)

If you are looking to volunteer for the American Red Cross on a regular basis, please complete and submit the Adult Volunteer Application.

Become a Red Cross youth volunteer!

Youth Volunteer Application (Ages 13 – 17)

If you are between the ages of 13 and 17 and would like to become an American Red Cross Youth Volunteer, please complete and submit the Youth Volunteer Application.

Contact your local Red Cross if you have questions about volunteering.