We believe youth have the potential to make a difference in huge ways. In our eyes, they are a vital resource bringing energy, innovation and inspiration to the American Red Cross and our goal is to provide them with meaningful opportunities for education, training and volunteer service so that they remain a part of the Red Cross family throughout their lives. Youth volunteers have the opportunity to get involved in one of two ways: volunteer individually or join a Red Cross Club.
If you are currently enrolled in school, we encourage you to start or join a Red Cross Club! Red Cross Clubs are youth service groups that help the organization fulfill its humanitarian mission of preventing, preparing for and responding to emergencies. Working closely with our local chapter and a school advisor, club members participate in Red Cross service projects that help their schools, their communities and the world.
We are so proud to have Red Cross Clubs at the following local schools:
North Pocono High School
West Scranton High School
There are currently no college clubs in Lackawanna County. Be the first to start one at your school!
Don’t see your school listed? Start a Red Cross Club in your school! Simply contact Beth Klotz at Beth.Klotz@redcross.org to receive a student guide and we will work with you step-by-step through the process.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer and starting a Red Cross Club doesn’t interest you, we have individual youth volunteer opportunities available. To get started you must fill out the youth online application. If you are under the age of 18 years old please click here to get started!
Please note the following age requirements: Red Cross Club Member – 13 years old, Blood Drive Volunteer – 16 years old, Disaster Action Team Member – 18 years old.
Please direct any questions to Beth Klotz at Beth.Klotz@redcross.org