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National Volunteer Week Profile - Robin Harvel

There is always something I can do!

Robin Harvel is a woman about the world. Her career as a nurse brought her to live in many parts of the United States and Europe. But no matter where she goes, she finds a way to volunteer with the American Red Cross. Since earning her Red Cross Nursing Badge, she has taught seniors to swim in Arizona, family preparedness in Texas, CPR in Florida and worked with wounded service members in Germany.

“One of my first stops after a new move is to the local Red Cross chapter. I appreciate this immediate connection to a new community,” said Harvel.

After retiring from nursing, Harvel continues to volunteer with the Red Cross National Capital Chapter and with soldiers through the Red Cross Service to the Armed Forces at Fort Belvoir.

“The Red Cross always welcomes me and can offer an assignment that will value and even advance my skills,” said Harvel. “There is always something I can do!”

About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.