Become a Red Cross Volunteer

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Click here to access the Adult Volunteer Application
Volunteers are invaluable to the daily operation of the American Red Cross and are truly the heart and soul of the organization. Becoming a Red Cross volunteer is as easy as 1-2-3!


Create your volunteer profile and follow the application steps:

1. Update your profile information

2. Watch an online orientation to the American Red Cross

3. Read and agree to Red Cross policies

4. Initiate a free background check

The Red Cross Volunteer Services Team will contact you to answer questions you may have about our volunteer opportunities or the application process. We’ll take you on step at a time until you are trained and ready to begin volunteering in your desired role!

Here, you will visit your local Red Cross office and meet with a staff member of other volunteer to gain specific insight into the volunteer opportunities best suited to your schedule, skills and interest. We try our hardest to match your strongest skill set to our numerous volunteer opportunities. Once we agree on the best fit, you will go on to learn more about your chapter through a new volunteer orientation.

Depending on which volunteer path you choose with the American Red Cross, you may need to complete additional training. We will work with you to refer you to the activity and location of your choice and will inform you of any additional training you may need to get started.

*For individuals between the ages of 13 and 17, please use our Youth Volunteer Application. If you are younger than 13 years old, please contact Anna Drenning, Youth Volunteer Specialist, at If you are over the age of 18, please use the Adult Volunteer Tab.