• Red Cross volunteer comforting a little girl
Welcome to the American Red Cross, the largest volunteer organization in the United States. Each year over one million Americans serve as Red Cross volunteers providing local community needs, such as:
  • Helping people in emergencies and disaster response.
  • Teaching people how to prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies
  • Teaching first aid & CPR, swimming and other health and safety skills
  • Delivering emergency messages to members of the military
  • Reconnecting families separated around the world through international tracking services, etc.
  • Organizing youth programs

Red Cross volunteers work directly with people, serve on boards of directors, serve as managers, advisors, and provide behind the scenes support. Be a Red Cross volunteer!

Helping others feels good, and helps you feel good about yourself. Your local Red Cross can work with you to provide rewarding experiences, opportunities to utilize your talents, or provide training to help you serve your community.

Virginia Mountain Red Cross Disaster Newsletter preview

General Adult Volunteer Application (ages 18 and over) - Virginia Region

Looking to volunteer on a regular basis? A variety of opportunities are available for you to join us daily, weekly or monthly.

Eli Russ, National Youth Council Member in front of a Red Cross emergency response vehicle

Youth Volunteer Application (ages 13 to 17 years) - Virginia Region

If you are under the age of 18 and would like to become an American Red Cross Youth Volunteer, please complete and submit the Youth Volunteer Application.