Programs & Services

Chicago Americorps Red Cross Volunteer


Working with the American Red Cross is a rewarding service commitment that makes a difference in people’s lives every day. AmeriCorps Members are an important part of the community outreach that is the core of the Red Cross mission. Serve alongside staff and volunteers as integrated members of Red Cross programs, learning and using professional business skills in diverse environments.

Swim Lesson


The American Red Cross offers very robust aquatic programs for those learning how to swim and for those looking to get their lifeguard certification. Aquatic facilities across the area offer a wide range of courses!

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The Associate Board

This new program provides an opportunity for young professionals interested in learning more about Red Cross programs and services to develop future leadership skills and experience. This is achieved from the ground-up in designing and completing one major fundraising event annually and promoting the Red Cross mission among other young professionals.


Community Awareness Team

Attending community fairs, festivals, parades and educating the local community in Red Cross 101 is what they are all about. The Community Awareness Team is full of passionate volunteers who want to make a difference. They work with a numerous number of community partners and donors to educate the community on the vast number of services offered by the Red Cross.

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Community Transportation Program

The American Red Cross believes that one’s inability to drive themselves shouldn't prevent them from living independently in their own homes. That’s why we provide safe, reliable and timely transportation for seniors, and others in Franklin County, to medical and other life-enhancing appointments through our Community Transportation Program.

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Disaster Presentations

The Red Cross can visit schools, workplaces, or community centers to provide vital disaster education programming. Topics include fire safety, natural disaster preparedness, preparing for a pandemic flu and more! Bilingual speakers are available and thanks to the generosity of donors, all community disaster education programming is free of charge.

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First Aid Services Team

Since 1979, the American Red Cross has been providing first aid services at public festivals, sporting events and concerts across the area! Our team of trained volunteers is the emergency first aid front line for almost 2 million guests who attend or participate in these events. Find our how you can have our trained volunteers serve your event!


Heroes for the American Red Cross

We appreciate any individual, group, or organization that helps raise funds for the American Red Cross of Greater Columbus. We want to give you legitimacy in a sometimes confused world of fundraising. If you or your group are planning an event or activity to raise funds on behalf of the Red Cross, find out how to register as a fundraiser.

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Red Cross Clubs

American Red Cross school clubs are school-based service groups that help the Red Cross fulfill its humanitarian mission. Working closely with the chapter, club members participate in Red Cross service projects that impact their community and the world.


Service to Armed Forces

The American Red Cross’ unwavering commitment to members of the U.S. military, its veterans and their families continues to grow and develop more than a century after Clara Barton first recruited nurses to support the U.S. Army. Today, the Red Cross is meeting the needs of a changing military and expanding services to veterans.