Join the Movement
By volunteering with the American Red Cross, you will join a worldwide movement dedicated to providing relief to victims of disaster. Whether you are in career transition, a student looking for experience, work full-time, retired, or have a few extra hours, you too can make a difference and save lives.
Volunteers are always needed to:
- Respond to disasters locally or nationally
- Educate the community on safety and disaster preparedness
- Provide office support
- Help during special events such as telethons and events
Volunteers come in all shapes and sizes. Many opportunities exist to showcase your specific area of interest and expertise.
Emergency Services volunteers provide relief assistance to those affected by disasters. As an Emergency Services volunteer, you can be on call to support late-breaking emergencies, manage a volunteer team, or lead a program in Emergency Services.
Volunteers make up the majority of the Red Cross work force. Managing volunteers is an essential part of maintaining our services to the community. Some of the tasks you can participate in include recruiting new members, volunteer data management, mentoring youth clubs, and participating in community events.
Preparedness Education & Community Outreach
Home fires, wildfires, flash floods, hurricanes, tornadoes and heat emergencies among others can strike at any time. Our preparedness program provides neighborhood groups, community agencies and businesses with disaster preparedness presentations, materials and workshops. We help increase public awareness by helping the community prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies.
Service to Armed Forces
Extending from the legacy of Clara Barton, the American Red Cross continues to offer communication services to those who are serving the country and their family members back home. In addition to working with local families and emergency communication, volunteers are responsible for promoting the SAF program and creating partnerships with other non-profits who support military families.
Communications and Social Media
Volunteers can assist with social media, photography/video campaigns, writing assignments and community relations. To keep up with the ever-changing world, there is a great need for volunteers to take advantage of new technologies and utilize diverse forms of social media to captivate a larger audience.
We are always looking for volunteers with professional skills, such as data entry, computer skills and customer service, to support the chapter.