Volunteers are invaluable to the daily operation of the American Red Cross North Jersey Region and are truly the heart and soul of the organization.
Red Cross programs and services that are provided by the North Jersey Region are made possible through the dedication and support of more than 4,500 volunteers. Volunteers of all ages and various backgrounds help by assisting victims of disasters such as house fires or floods. They provide lifesaving training in CPR, First Aid and Water Safety programs, deliver meals to the elderly and disabled, provide transportation services for seniors, help to greet blood donors at blood drives, and communicate information to members of the Armed Forces and their families. Volunteers also help with office work, special events and fundraising.
Opportunities exist that allow you to put your current skills to use or to develop new skills to help others. Whatever your interest, as long as you have a desire to help make someone's life a little brighter, the Red Cross has a place for you.
Follow these steps and become a volunteer with the American Red Cross!
Browse Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteer Opportunities Include:
• General Administration
• Blood Services
• Community Services
• Disaster Services
• Preparedness and Health and Safety Services
• Public Relations
• Service to the Armed Forces
• Youth Programs
Review the brief descriptions of Volunteer Opportunities below to find out which ones spark your interest and may be a great fit for you.
Complete Your Online Volunteer Application
Create your profile on our new volunteer management system Volunteer Connection and Apply to Volunteer.
If you would like to attend a Volunteer Orientation before formally applying, please see the Volunteer Orientation Schedule for dates at various Red Cross locations. RSVP to the Volunteer Manager listed for the desired location.
Complete the Intake Steps
Volunteer Connection will introduce you to the necessary steps to become a volunteer, including attending a New Volunteer Orientation session, completing an online background check, and sharing a conversation with a trained Volunteer Manager to discuss your interests.
Train for Your Volunteer Opportunity
Depending on which volunteer path you choose with the American Red Cross, you may need to complete additional training. We will work with you to refer you to the department of your choice and will inform you of any additional training you may need to get started.