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About Us

Be part of over 100 years of service, dedication and compassion. Join the Team!

Rooted in over a century's tradition of service to the community, the American Red Cross is one of the country's most renowned humanitarian organizations. As the premier provider of disaster relief services, Red Cross volunteers mobilize and respond when communities have the greatest need. We are a team of dedicated volunteers and staff whose mission is to provide relief to victims of disaster regardless of scope.

From national and international disasters to local home fires, the American Red Cross is here to help people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies.

What Moves Us

Since its inception in 1881 by visionary leader Clara Barton, the American Red Cross has established volunteer led movement that provides impartial humanitarian relief to victims of disaster as guided by our Congressional Charter.

By becoming a Red Cross volunteer, empower not only yourself, but also your family and community to stand ready.

Check out our lines of service and programs.

Emergency Services | Health & Safety | Service to Armed Forces | Project SHARE | International Services | Blood Services

We Are One

Across the country, down the street and around the world, the American Red Cross is where you are. With hundreds of locally supported chapters nationwide, more than 15 million people turn to the American Red Cross each year and volunteers are the lifeline for provision of these vital services. We strive to maintain a culture of inclusiveness. This means our volunteers work as staff to fulfill the mission of the Red Cross.

If you like to help people, you have come to the right place. Red Cross volunteers provide relief to victims of disasters and help people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. Your local Red Cross chapter can work with you to provide rewarding experiences, whatever your schedule. We need people will various backgrounds, talents and skill levels. And, if you need training, we'll provide it.

For more information on volunteering, contact your local Red Cross Volunteer Development Specialist, your local Red Cross Chapter, OR Get Started Online Now!

Alabama Region - Rachel Word or (205) 439-7851

North Alabama Chapter - Tammy Burks or (256) 536-0084

Mid Alabama Chapter - Interim Sandy Zuiderhoek or (205) 439-7843

West Alabama Chapter - AmeriCorps VISTA: Melissa Cooke or (205) 758-3608

Central & East Alabama Chapter - Tomekia Rush or (334) 399-6622

South Alabama District - Paula Daniels or 251-234-0494

Youth Programs - Sandy Zuiderhoek or (205) 439-7843

Volunteer Connection Support - James Romett or (205) 439-7834