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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are the heart of the American Red Cross and we’d like you to join us.

Every day, the American Red Cross in South Carolina provides valuable services to your friends, neighbors, and communities. We respond to disasters. We teach life-saving skills. We prepare our communities.

Volunteers are involved in every aspect of the Red Cross mission. Did you know that 96% of the Red Cross team consists of volunteers?

Red Cross volunteers perform such critical services as helping victims of fires, floods, storms and other disasters; staffing blood drives; serving as a Red Cross representative at community events; supporting members of the military; and providing lifesaving training in CPR and water safety. Others help the organization with office work, event planning, media relations and much. Volunteers are a part of everything we do, and there's a volunteer opportunity for everyone.

Find out how rewarding giving your time and efforts can be by volunteering with the Red Cross.

We invite you, your family, friends, and co-workers to a free orientation to learn more about our services and many different volunteer opportunities.

Too Busy? We can work with you to provide rewarding experiences that fit most schedules.

Think you don’t have any skills to offer? You’ll be surprised. And, if you need training, we’ll provide it. We offer opportunities for those who want to work in the spotlight as well as those who prefer working behind the scenes. Consider sharing your time and talent with our organization.

Available Volunteer Positions:
  • Disaster Response
  • Office Administration
  • Preparedness Education
  • Service to the Armed Forces
  • Health and Safety Training
  • International Humanitarian Services
  • Fundraising
  • Leadership
  • Public Affairs
  • Blood Services

If you have questions or need assistance, please contact one of our team members:

Central SC Erin Tyler, erin.tyler@redcross.org 803-540-1242 Aiken area, Sandhills area, and Columbia area offices

Eastern SC Herdie Mathews, herdie.mathews@redcross.org 843 477-0020

Lowcountry SC Carly Fountain, Carly.Fountain@redcross.org or at 843-764-2323 x321 Charleston area, Bluffton area, and Georgetown area offices

Northern SC Kim Eller, kim.eller@redcross.org or at 864 282-8650 Rock Hill area offices

Upstate SC Kim Eller, kim.eller@redcross.org or at 864 282-8650 Greenville area, Spartanburg area, Greenwood area, and Anderson/Oconee/Pickens area offices

What to expect and how to get started

We hope you will consider joining our Red Cross family as a volunteer. To get started, please follow these steps:

  • Choose from one of the volunteer application choices below
  • Choose your Volunteer Interest
  • Update Your Volunteer Profile
  • Register & Attend our New Volunteer Orientation/Disaster Services: An Overview class.
  • Read and Agree to Red Cross Policies
  • Initiate and complete your Volunteer Background Check

    • You will receive a confirmation email for your class registration and a reminder call or reminder email. During the class you will learn about the Red Cross and the volunteer opportunities available to you. When all of the steps above have been completed, you will be contacted by a volunteer/staff to discuss your interests/skills and your best fit for the Red Cross.

      Thank you for your interest in joining the Red Cross team!

Become a Red Cross volunteer!

Adult Volunteer - Columbia Area

Central SC

Richland, Lexington, Newberry, Fairfield, Saluda, Orangeburg, Calhoun Counties


Become a Red Cross youth volunteer!

Youth Volunteer (Ages 13-17) - Columbia Area

Central SC

Richland, Lexington, Newberry, Fairfield, Saluda, Orangeburg, Calhoun Counties


DC NatCap - Ready to Make a Difference

Adult Volunteer Central SC-Aiken Area

Central SC

Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, and Edgefield Counties


American Red Cross Youth Volunteers

Youth Volunteer (Ages 13-17) Central SC-Aiken Area

Central SC

Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, and Edgefield Counties


DC NatCap - Volunteer Resources

Adult Volunteer Central SC-Sandhills Area

Central SC

Clarendon, Kershaw, Lee, and Sumter Counties


Become a Red Cross youth volunteer!

Youth Volunteer (Ages 13-17) Central SC-Sandhills Area

Central SC

Clarendon, Kershaw, Lee, and Sumter Counties


American Red Cross Volunteers

Adult Volunteer – Myrtle Beach and Pee Dee Areas

Eastern SC

Horry, Florence, Darlington, Dillon, Marion, and Marlboro Counties


Become a Red Cross youth volunteer!

Youth Volunteer, Ages 13-17 – Myrtle Beach and Pee Dee Areas

Eastern SC

Horry, Florence, Darlington, Dillon, Marion and Marlboro Counties


Minn-kota Adult Volunteers

Adult Volunteer - Charleston Area

Lowcountry SC

Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester Counties


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Youth Volunteer, Ages 13-17 - Charleston Area

Lowcountry SC

Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester Counties


Adult Volunteer Application, Georgetown

Adult Volunteer - Bluffton Area

Lowcountry SC

Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton, and Jasper Counties


Youth Volunteer Application, Georgetown

Youth Volunteer, Ages 13-17 – Bluffton Area

Lowcountry SC

Beaufort, Hampton, Colleton, and Jasper Counties


Woman volunteer comforting a disaster victim

Adult Volunteer - Georgetown Area

Lowcountry SC

Georgetown and Williamsburg Counties


Northern Mariana Islands Youth Preparedness

Youth Volunteer, Ages 13-17 - Georgetown Area

Lowcountry SC

Georgetown and Williamsburg Counties


Become a Red Cross Volunteer

Adult Volunteer - Rock Hill Area

Northern SC

York, Chester, Chesterfield, Lancaster Counties


youth volunteer columbia

Youth Volunteer, Ages 13-17 - Rock Hill Area

Northern SC

York, Chester, Chesterfield, Lancaster Counties


DC NatCap - Volunteer Resources

Adult Volunteer - Upstate SC Area

Upstate SC

Greenville, Spartanburg, Anderson, Oconee, Pickens, Greenwood, Abbeville, McCormick, Laurens, Cherokee, and Union Counties


Volunteer girls in front of Emergency Response Vehicle

Youth Volunteer, Ages 13-17 - Upstate SC Area

Upstate SC

Greenville, Spartanburg, Anderson, Oconee, Pickens, Greenwood, Abbeville, McCormick, Laurens, Cherokee, and Union Counties


Ready When the Time Comes

Ready When the Time Comes (RWTC) Partner Volunteer - Palmetto SC Region

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for the Red Cross, Palmetto SC Region through the Ready When the Time Comes program! If you are an adult volunteer (ages 18 and older) who would like to volunteer as a member of a Ready When the Time Comes corporate or civic group volunteer team in South Carolina, you have come to the right place! Please complete the application above and someone from Volunteer Services will contact you with additional detail. Thanks!


Group of Red Cross interns

Volunteer Intern (Ages 18 and Up) - Palmetto SC Region

Thank you for your interest in volunteering as an intern for the Red Cross, Palmetto SC Region. If you are age 18 or older and would like to apply for an unpaid internship with any of the American Red Cross locations in South Carolina, you have come to the right place! Please complete the application above and someone from Volunteer Services will contact you to discuss options and additional details. Thanks!


Furman University Red Cross Club

Furman University Red Cross Club

Upstate SC

If you are a current Furman University student interested in volunteering with the campus Red Cross Club you have come to the right place! Please complete the application above and someone from the Furman Red Cross Club will be in touch regarding next steps, meetings, and club activities! Thanks!


Volunteers

National Baptist Association-South Carolina

Please note that this application is only for our partner members in the National Baptist Association-South Carolina. If you are not part of this partner group, please go back and select a volunteer application that corresponds to the area where you live.


Become a Red Cross Volunteer

Jehovah Missionary Baptist Church-Lott Carey

Please note that this application is only for members of the Lott Carey Project. If you are not part of the Lott Carey Project, please go back and select a volunteer application that corresponds to the area where you live. Thank you!


Delta Sigma Theta Sorority - South Carolina

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority - South Carolina

Please note that this application is only for our partner members in the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority in Columbia, Charleston and Kingstree-Lake City, South Carolina. If you are not part of this partner group, please go back and select a general volunteer application that corresponds to the area where you live. Thank you!