• A Red Cross disaster responder helping an elderly lady and carrying some prepared meals for her

Volunteer Opportunities

Find volunteer opportunities in the Eastern New York Region.

Volunteer with the American Red Cross

The American Red Cross Eastern New York Region helps people in emergencies every day. Volunteers are involved in every aspect of the Red Cross mission and constitute well over 90% of our workforce! Our vital work is made possible by people just like you who want to make a difference in the community. The American Red Cross needs you!

As a volunteer in the Eastern New York Region, here are just a few of the ways you that can make an impact with your time and your talents:

  • Join the Disaster Action Team – be on-call to provide shelter, food, comfort and hope to families in your area displaced by house fires and other disasters
  • Become a large-scale disaster worker – fill one of the many service, functional or administrative roles needed during a relief operation for large populations.
  • Become a Health & Safety instructor – teach people how to save lives with skills such as first aid and CPR
  • Lead disaster preparedness courses – help individuals in your community prepare themselves and their loved ones for emergencies of all kinds
  • Become a Services to Armed Forces volunteer – support members of the military, veterans and military families through a wide variety of local programs and events
  • Staff local blood drives – ensure a safe and stable blood supply by welcoming and assisting donors at local blood drives
  • Serve as a board member – help connect, represent and guide the work of the Red Cross in your community
  • Start or join a Red Cross Club – become the next generation of Red Crossers in your high school, college or community
  • Join the Public Affairs team – tell the Red Cross story to media and the general public
  • Support fundraising efforts – help with special events and campaigns to raise the funds that make it possible to deliver critical services
  • Provide support at a local chapter office – ensure that day-to-day operations run smoothly by working on projects, welcoming guests and answering phones

Start Your Red Cross Journey: View our Volunteer Opportunities!

Please contact us if you have any questions:

Email: Volunteer Services

Call: (518) 694-5103