Red Cross Clubs are officially recognized clubs on school campuses and throughout the community led by middle, high school and college students who wish to serve as volunteers of the American Red Cross. Clubs participate in a variety of activities such as service projects and leadership training by planning events at their own schools and participating in Chapter sponsored activities.
Students in Red Cross Clubs also organize fundraisers for a variety of Red Cross initiatives including disasters and overall youth programming. Clubs also help the American Red Cross by building awareness, hosting blood drives, promoting Red Cross programs, and much more!
Being a Red Cross Club member builds character and provides the tools and experience needed for attaining strong leadership, communication and community service skills. Additionally, Club members are encouraged to become permanent volunteers of the American Red Cross as they grow within the organization and take on increasing levels of responsibility.
Take action now and join your school’s Red Cross Club or start one if your school doesn’t have one yet! All of our clubs were started by youth just like you!
The first step to get the club rolling is to take a look at the Club in a Box toolkit, which will outline everything you need to know about starting your own club. Once you have a core group of interested students, the support from your Red Cross chapter and a club sponsor, you’re all set to go!
If you are interested in starting a club, please contact: WPAYouth@RedCross.org.
Find Red Cross Clubs in your area here!