Volunteer Opportunities

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 and help soldiers arrange travel home for the birth of a child. They drive seniors and others to critical medical appointments. They help us prepare for disaster and recover from the aftermath.

Take the first step to becoming a volunteer with the American Red Cross in the Ohio Buckeye Regino by clicking on one of the Chapters below.

Choose Your Chapter

Please choose an area

Please click on one of the area listed in the tabs above to get started.

Central Ohio

Please use one of the below applications to Volunteer with the Red Cross if you live in one of the following Ohio counties: Delaware, Franklin, and Madison .

Chicago Adult Volunteer Application Red Cross

Adult Application

If you are 18 years old or older and looking to volunteer for the American Red Cross, please submit the Adult Volunteer Application.


Young Adult Application, Chicago, Volunteer

Youth Application

If you are 16 and 17 years old and looking to volunteer for the American Red Cross, please submit the Youth Volunteer Application. We are unable to accept any volunteers under the age of 16. *Note you must have a parent or guardian sign a Parental Consent form and volunteer with you until age 18.


East & South Central Ohio

Please click on one of the below Volunteer applications if you are in one of the following counties in Ohio: Fairfield, Fayette, Hocking, Knox, Licking, Pickaway, and Ross

Woman Child Volunteer

Adult Volunteer Application

If you are over the age of 18 and looking to volunteer for the American Red Cross on a regular basis, please complete and submit the Adult Volunteer Application.


Red Cross disaster responder with her arms around two girls

Youth Volunteer Application

If you are under the age of 18 and would like to become an American Red Cross Youth Volunteer, please complete and submit the Youth Volunteer Application.


North Central Ohio

Please one of the below applications if you are located in one of the following Ohio counties: Crawford, Hancock, Hardin, Marion, Morrow, Seneca, Wyandot, and Union


Chicago Adult Volunteer Application Red Cross

Adult Application

If you are 18 years old or older, and looking to volunteer for the American Red Cross on a regular basis, please complete and submit the Adult Volunteer Application.


Young Adult Application, Chicago, Volunteer

Youth Application

If you are under 18 years old and not associated with a Red Cross Club, and would like to become an American Red Cross Youth Volunteer, please complete and submit the Youth Volunteer Application.


Prospective Interns

Prospective Interns are encouraged to contact Diane Dixon, (419-329-2741) Regional Director of Volunteer Management to discuss internship opportunities prior to completing the volunteer application process to determine if an appropriate opportunity is available.

Northwest Ohio

Please use the below Volunteer applications if you are in one of the following Ohio counties: Lucas, Ottawa, Sandusky and Wood



Chicago Adult Volunteer Application Red Cross

Adult Application

If you are 18 years old or older, and looking to volunteer for the American Red Cross on a regular basis, please complete and submit the Adult Volunteer Application.


Young Adult Application, Chicago, Volunteer

Youth Application

If you are under 18 years old and not associated with a Red Cross Club, and would like to become an American Red Cross Youth Volunteer, please complete and submit the Y Volunteer Application.


Prospective Interns

Prospective Interns are encouraged to contact Diane Dixon, (419-329-2741) Regional Director of Volunteer Management to discuss internship opportunities prior to completing the volunteer application process to determine if an appropriate opportunity is available.

Southeast Ohio

Please click on the volunteer application below that best describes you and if you live in one of the following Ohio counties: Athens, Belmont, Coshocton, Gallia, Guernsey, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Muskingum, Noble, Perry, Vinton, and Washington



Woman Child Volunteer

Adult Volunteer Application

If you are over the age of 18 and looking to volunteer for the American Red Cross on a regular basis, please complete and submit the Adult Volunteer Application.


Red Cross disaster responder with her arms around two girls

Youth Volunteer Application

If you are under the age of 18 and would like to become an American Red Cross Youth Volunteer, please complete and submit the Youth Volunteer Application.

West Central Ohio

Please use the below applications if you are in one of the following Ohio counties: Allen, Auglaize, Defiance, Fulton, Henry, Mercer, Paulding, Putnam, Van Wert, Williams

Chicago Adult Volunteer Application Red Cross

Adult Application

If you are 18 years old or older, and looking to volunteer for the American Red Cross on a regular basis, please complete and submit the Adult Volunteer Application.


Young Adult Application, Chicago, Volunteer

Youth Application

If you are under 18 years old and not associated with a Red Cross Club, and would like to become an American Red Cross Youth Volunteer, please complete and submit the Youth Volunteer Application.


Prospective Interns

Prospective Interns are encouraged to contact Diane Dixon, (419-329-2741) Regional Director of Volunteer Management to discuss internship opportunities prior to completing the volunteer application process to determine if an appropriate opportunity is available.

More Information about Volunteering

Columbus Red Cross, Become a Volunteer TMB

Become a Volunteer

Volunteers are the heart of the Red Cross. More than 2,000 volunteers support the Central-Southeast Ohio Region. They contribute a varying number of hours – from one four-hour shift per month to nearly full-time. Please consider giving your time to the Red Cross.


Columbus Red Cross, Volunteer FAQs TMB

Volunteer FAQs

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.