Volunteer

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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are the heart of the American Red Cross and we’d like you to join us.

Every day, the American Red Cross in South Carolina provides valuable services to your friends, neighbors, and communities. We respond to disasters. We teach life-saving skills. We prepare our communities.

Volunteers are involved in every aspect of the Red Cross mission. Did you know that 96% of the Red Cross team consists of volunteers?

Red Cross volunteers perform such critical services as helping victims of fires, floods, storms and other disasters; staffing blood drives; serving as a Red Cross representative at community events; supporting members of the military; and providing lifesaving training in CPR and water safety. Others help the organization with office work, event planning, media relations and much. Volunteers are a part of everything we do, and there's a volunteer opportunity for everyone.

Find out how rewarding giving your time and efforts can be by volunteering with the Red Cross.

We invite you, your family, friends, and co-workers to a free orientation to learn more about our services and many different volunteer opportunities.

Too Busy? We can work with you to provide rewarding experiences that fit most schedules.

Think you don’t have any skills to offer? You’ll be surprised. And, if you need training, we’ll provide it. We offer opportunities for those who want to work in the spotlight as well as those who prefer working behind the scenes. Consider sharing your time and talent with our organization.

Available Volunteer Positions:
  • Disaster Response
  • Office Administration
  • Preparedness Education
  • Service to the Armed Forces
  • Health and Safety Training
  • International Humanitarian Services
  • Fundraising
  • Leadership
  • Public Affairs
  • Blood Services

If you have questions or need assistance, please contact one of our team members:

Central SC Erin Tyler, erin.tyler@redcross.org 803-540-1242 Aiken area, Sandhills area, and Columbia area offices

Eastern SC Lisa Quick, lisa.quick@redcross.org or at 843-764-2323 x321 for Myrtle Beach Area

Erin Tyler, erin.tyler@redcross.org or at 803-540-1242 for the Pee Dee and Florence areas

Lowcountry SC Lisa Quick lisa.quick@redcross.org or at 843-764-2323 x321 Charleston area, Bluffton area, and Georgetown area offices

Northern SC Kim Eller, kim.eller@redcross.org or at 864 282-8650 Rock Hill area offices

Upstate SC Kim Eller, kim.eller@redcross.org or at 864 282-8650 Greenville area, Spartanburg area, Greenwood area, and Anderson/Oconee/Pickens area offices

What to expect and how to get started

We hope you will consider joining our Red Cross family as a volunteer. To get started, please follow these steps:

  • Choose from one of the volunteer application choices below
  • Choose your Volunteer Interest
  • Update Your Volunteer Profile
  • Register & Attend our New Volunteer Orientation/Disaster Services: An Overview class.
  • Read and Agree to Red Cross Policies
  • Initiate and complete your Volunteer Background Check

    • You will receive a confirmation email for your class registration and a reminder call or reminder email. During the class you will learn about the Red Cross and the volunteer opportunities available to you. When all of the steps above have been completed, you will be contacted by a volunteer/staff to discuss your interests/skills and your best fit for the Red Cross.

      Thank you for your interest in joining the Red Cross team!

Become a Red Cross volunteer!

Adult Volunteer, Aiken, Sandhills, Columbia

CENTRAL SOUTH CAROLINA

Central SC (Richland, Lexington, Newberry, Fairfield, Saluda, Orangeburg and Calhoun Counties) Chapter General Volunteer (Ages 18 and Over)


Become a Red Cross youth volunteer!

Youth Volunteer, Aiken, Sandhills, Columbia

CENTRAL SOUTH CAROLINA

Youth Volunteer (Under 18) Central SC (Richland, Lexington, Newberry, Fairfield, Saluda, Orangeburg and Calhoun Counties) Chapter


American Red Cross Volunteers

Adult Volunteer, Myrtle Beach & Florence area

EASTERN SOUTH CAROLINA

Eastern SC Myrtle Beach Area (Horry County) General Volunteer (Ages 18 and Over)


Become a Red Cross youth volunteer!

Youth Volunteer, Myrtle Beach & Florence areas

EASTERN SOUTH CAROLINA

Eastern SC Myrtle Beach Area (Horry County) Youth Volunteer (Ages 13-17)


Minn-kota Adult Volunteers

Adult Volunteer, Charleston

LOWCOUNTRY

If you are interested in volunteering for the American Red Cross serving Berkeley, Charleston, and Dorchester Counties, please complete and submit the Adult Volunteer Application, Charleston


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Youth Volunteer, Charleston

LOWCOUNTRY

If you are between the ages of 13-17 years old and interested in volunteering for the American Red Cross serving Berkeley, Charleston, and Dorchester Counties, please complete and submit the Youth Volunteer Application, Charleston.


Adult Volunteer Application, Georgetown

Adult Volunteer, Georgetown

LOWCOUNTRY

If you are interested in volunteering for the American Red Cross serving Georgetown and Williamsburg Counties, please complete and submit the Adult Volunteer Application, Georgetown.


Youth Volunteer Application, Georgetown

Youth Volunteer, Georgetown

LOWCOUNTRY

If you are between the ages of 13-17 years old and interested in volunteering for the American Red Cross serving Georgetown and Williamsburg Counties, please complete and submit the Youth Volunteer Application, Georgetown.


Woman volunteer comforting a disaster victim

Adult Volunteer, Bluffton

LOWCOUNTRY

If you are interested in volunteering for the American Red Cross serving Bluffton, Beaufort, Hampton, Jasper, and Colleton Counties, please complete and submit the Adult Volunteer Application, Bluffton.


Northern Mariana Islands Youth Preparedness

Youth Volunteer, Bluffton

LOWCOUNTRY

If you are between the ages of 13-17 years old and interested in volunteering for the American Red Cross serving Bluffton, Beaufort, Hampton, Jasper, and Colleton Counties, please complete and submit the Youth Volunteer Application, Bluffton.


Become a Red Cross Volunteer

Adult Volunteer, Rock Hill area

NORTHERN SC

Looking to volunteer on a regular basis in the Rock Hill area? A variety of opportunities are available for you to join us daily, weekly or monthly. (For volunteers 18 years and over).


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Youth Volunteer, Rock Hill area

NORTHERN SC

Volunteers under 18 are encouraged to become part of our Youth Program in Rock Hill, which offers meaningful opportunities for education, training and community service.


DC NatCap - Volunteer Resources

Adult Volunteer, Greenville/Spartanburg/Greenwood/Anderson/Oconee/Pickens area

UPSTATE SC

Volunteer in the Greenville area, Spartanburg area, Greenwood area, and Anderson/Oconee/Pickens areas.


Volunteer girls in front of Emergency Response Vehicle

Youth Volunteer, Greenville/Spartanburg/Greenwood/Anderson/Oconee/Pickens area

UPSTATE SC

Volunteer in the Greenville area, Spartanburg area, Greenwood area, and Anderson/Oconee/Pickens areas.


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Intern Volunteer

As a volunteer led organization, American Red Cross internships offer access to unique opportunities for professional growth. If you are interested in an internship at Red Cross, please complete and submit the Intern Volunteer Application.


Ready When the Time Comes

Ready When The Time Comes Application (RWTC)

The American Red Cross trains RWTC members and mobilizes them as a community-based volunteer force that is called upon when disaster strikes.