The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. ~Mission Statement
Every single day, the American Red Cross helps people in emergencies. No matter your interests, skills or schedule, you can make a significant contribution to your community and help people in their moments of greatest need. Whether it’s assisting individuals and families displaced by disaster, providing emergency food supplies to fight hunger in the community, bolstering local blood supply, or providing care and comfort to service members and support to their families, our vital work is made possible by people like you. It is through the time and care of ordinary people that we can do extraordinary things.
To get started, please click on the volunteer application below that best describes you.
Looking to volunteer on a regular basis? A variety of opportunities are available for you to join us daily, weekly or monthly.
Find the Red Cross Club in your school and sign up for all of their great activities.
The incredible stories about the “everyday heroes” of the American Red Cross Bay Area Chapter who volunteer their time and energy to their community.
Find the answers to the most frequently asked Volunteer questions.