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Become a Volunteer Today!

Volunteers lead the Red Cross mission in preparedness, prevention, and response to emergencies. No matter your interests, skills or schedule, you can make a significant contribution to your community and help people in their moments of greatest need. Find out how rewarding giving your time and efforts can be, by exploring the specific volunteer opportunities now available.

Become a Red Cross volunteer today and start changing lives tomorrow!

To get started, please click on the volunteer application below that best describes you.

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Adult Volunteer Application

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

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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.

Volunteer Opportunities Include:


  • CPR and First Aid Instructor
    Teach First Aid and CPR at the local chapter. All training required to become an instructor is provided. Must be available to teach one class per month.

  • Disaster Relief Volunteer
    Provide immediate assistance to victims of local and national disasters (such as fires, floods, tornados, etc.) through interviewing families and issuing individual assistance, providing mass feeding and sheltering. You may also work behind the scenes in logistics and reporting functions.

  • Disaster Action Team Member
    The American Red Cross prepares for and responds to disasters of all sizes 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, through its Disaster Action Teams (DAT). Always on call, DAT volunteers provide disaster relief to meet the emergency needs of people affected by house fires, storms, tornadoes, floods, transportation accidents, and man-made disasters. Assistance needed by clients is evaluated by case workers and may include shelter, food, clothing, emotional support, household items, prescription medication, and other critically needed items.

  • Emergency Communication Caseworker
    Follow-up with local families who have received military emergency communication services from the American Red Cross to ensure that their needs were met.

  • SAF Briefing Volunteer
    Help ensure that military members are aware of Red Cross services available to them by speaking to groups and at meetings.

  • International Tracing/ Family Linking Caseworker
    Help local residents make connections with family members around the globe! As part of the International Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement, our chapter assists clients with making connections with missing family members and acquiring important documentation.

  • Communications Volunteer
    The Communications Department has a number of opportunities to work in media and community relations, Disaster Public Affairs (DPA), social engagement, public speaking, video production and photography.

  • Social Media
    Be an online advocate and tell the mission of the Red Cross.

For blood services volunteer opportunities, please Click Here.

For information about volunteering in Blood Services, please contact Renee Jenkins at Renee.Jenkins@redcross.org or by phone at 615-312-8440.

For more information about volunteering with the American Red Cross, please email Jessica Tuggle or call 615-250-4293.