Every single day, the American Red Cross helps people in emergencies. Whether it’s one displaced family, thousands of disaster victims, or providing care and comfort to an ill or injured service member or veteran or support to a military family member, the vital work is made possible by community volunteers. To help carry out its mission, The American Red Cross of Tennessee River is seeking volunteer support from area residents.
“From serving meals to disaster victims to taking photographs to help tell our story, volunteers contribute throughout our community,” said Faye Anderson, Executive Director. “It is through the time and care of ordinary people that we can do extraordinary things.”
The Tennessee River Chapter of the American Red Cross serves Montgomery, Stewart, Houston, Dickson, Humphreys, Hickman, Perry, Lewis, Maury, Wayne, Lawrence & Giles Counties. Opportunities are available in the following capacities:
Assist with volunteer recruitment, placement, record keeping and recognition.
Provide food, shelter, comfort and home for families affected by major disasters such as fire, hurricanes and tornadoes.
Disaster Action Team
Volunteers need to respond to single-family fires with a disaster action team supervisor.
Students and teachers from elementary school through college lead Red Cross school clubs.
Health and Safety Instructor
Teach community classes such as CPR, First Aid and water safety to children and adults.
First Aid Team
First Aid and CPR volunteers staff special events throughout the year.
Armed Forces Caseworker
Ensure delivery of emergency communications for members of the military and their families.
Blood Donor Recruiter
Work with individuals, groups and companies to recruit blood donors and promote blood drives.
Blood Drive Volunteer
Greet and register blood donors.
Thank a Donor
Make calls to thank Red Cross financial donors.
During disasters, tell the Red Cross story to your community.
Be an online advocate and tell the mission of the Red Cross.
Support fundraising and special events.
The American Red Cross of Tennessee River will hold a Disaster Services Orientation class on March 3rd at 6:00 pm, at the American Red Cross of Tennessee River, 1760 Madison Street. To register, call 931-645-6401. For updates on volunteer opportunities, visit https://www.facebook.com/RedCrossTNRiver
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 redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.