American Red Cross of Massachusetts


The American Red Cross of Massachusetts provides disaster relief and training to the 6.6 million residents of the cities and towns of Massachusetts and is made up of five local chapters including: Massachusetts Headquarters (in Cambridge), The Cape, Islands and Southeast Massachusetts, Central Massachusetts, Northeast Massachusetts, & Western Massachusetts.

American Red Cross of Massachusetts

Regional Headquarters, Cambridge
139 Main Street
Cambridge, MA 02142
Phone: (617) 274-5200


The American Red Cross of Massachusetts, through its networks of volunteers, donors and partners, enables ordinary people to act in extraordinary circumstances by providing hope and care and by preparing communities to face the unexpected. We provide services throughout the state of Massachusetts.

Our Impact

In the past year, American Red Cross in the Massachusetts Region has been able to make a difference in our local community because of the generosity of our donors and support of our volunteers. Together, we provided the following programs and services last year:

  • Responded to over 800 local disasters including home fires
  • Mobilized 4,097 volunteers
  • Provided 212,466 services in our community
  • Provided 7,000 services to military members, veterans and their families

Every single day, the American Red Cross helps people in 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. Whether it’s assisting individuals and families displaced by disaster, providing emergency food supplies to fight hunger in the community, bolstering local blood supply, or providing care and comfort to service members and support to their families, our vital work is made possible by people like you. To get started, please click on the volunteer application below that best describes you.


American Red Cross Health & Safety Services is the leading nationwide provider of education and training programs that help people every day to prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. You can sign up for a wide range of Red Cross life-saving training courses in the Boston and Eastern Massachusetts area, including everything from First Aid, AED & CPR training to lifeguard certification.