Volunteer Opportunities

We recruit for volunteers based on openings for specific positions. Please sign in to Volunteer Connection to view current opportunities; if you are new to the Red Cross, get started by filling out our Volunteer Application.

The list below provides an example of some of the volunteer positions offered at the Red Cross throughout the year. Not all may be available at this time or available at certain locations. Please check back if the position you are interested in is not on our current volunteer recruitment list.

    Disaster Response & Planning - Disaster Services

  • Disaster Action Team (DAT) Members - provide on-call, 24-hour response on a scheduled basis to disasters in a five-county area.
  • Disaster Services Workforce – respond to three-week disaster operational assignments within the United States or U.S. Territory.
  • Community Disaster Education Presenters – Provide education on disaster preparedness, general Red Cross Disaster Services information, and volunteer recruitment at booths and community presentations.
  • Mascot Volunteers - Wear the Red Cross St. Bernard costume "Reddy" at special events. Must be in good physical condition and like to greet children who want to hug Reddy. Volunteers are also needed to escort the mascot.

Family Services - Emergency Financial Assistance

Family Services Positions – Serve in one or more roles requiring strong interpersonal skills to interview clients, verify eligibility, and assist with case decisions regarding financial assistance.

Good Neighbor Nutrition Program

Volunteers are needed to work at senior dining centers throughout the city. This program provides older adults with a nutritious noon-time meal Monday through Friday, as well as an opportunity to interact socially with others.

Dining Site Aides – Greet and serve participants, maintain records and help clean up after lunch.

Transportation Services

Volunteer drivers are needed to transport older adults to senior dining centers and medical appointments in Red Cross vehicles. Drivers must have a current Kansas license, a good driving record, be at least 21 years old, and enjoy working with the older adults.

Good Neighbor Nutrition Program Drivers - Transport participants to and from senior dining centers and also deliver hot meals to those who are temporarily homebound. Drivers are needed Monday through Friday, with shifts of varying duration between 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Medical Drivers - Pick up older adults at their homes, take them to medical appointments, then return them to their homes. Drivers are needed Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., with full- or half-day shifts available.

Volunteer Services

Special Projects PRN Volunteers - Great opportunity for volunteers who are not available to work on a regular basis. Respond to as-needed volunteer opportunities as your availability allows. This could include mailing preparations, folding t-shirts, working special events, staffing a booth and more.