Getting Involved with a Group or Program

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The American Red Cross helps people in emergencies every day. Our vital work is made possible by people like you, who know how good it can feel to lend a helping hand.

Businesses and Organizations

American Red Cross Ready Rating logo

Ready Rating Program

Commit to improving your emergency preparedness through this innovative, self-directed program of evaluation and education.

Red Cross instructor teaching Ready When the Time Comes class

Ready When the Time Comes

Encourage your employees to participate in volunteer activities in time of disaster, which can foster an environment of collaboration and consideration.

Support for Military Families

Volunteer writing a card to a military service person at Red Cross Holiday Mail for Heroes event

Holiday Mail for Heroes

Each year the Red Cross distributes holiday cards to our troops. Make a card and help us spread the good cheer.

Nurses and Nursing Students

A historic photo of Red Cross nurses

Heritage Program

The Heritage Program reconnects, recognizes and obtains resources for Red Cross Nursing activities and initiatives.

American National Red Cross pin

National Nursing Awards

The Ann Magnussen Award is presented annually to a registered nurse who has helped strengthen American Red Cross services. The Susan Hassmiller Award supports local service delivery through the increased engagement of nurses.

Jane Delano Scholarship

Jane Delano Student Nurse Scholarship

Jane Delano was the principal organizer of the Red Cross Nursing Service. The Red Cross honors her memory through the Jane Delano Student Nurse Scholarship.

Youth and Young Adult Programs

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

Leadership Development – Join the National Youth Council

This advisory board represents the interests of young people and encourages youth and young adult involvement in the Red Cross.

A bunch of people all putting their hands in a circle, symbolizing a team

School Clubs

A Red Cross Club is a great way for students to learn new skills, feel great about helping others, and have fun while doing it.

A student intern


Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to apply for summer internships at Red Cross headquarters in Washington D.C.