School Clubs

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Getting Involved with the American Red Cross at School

As part of the largest humanitarian network in the world, Red Cross Clubs give you a way to put your talent, skills and passion to work for a greater purpose.

In a Red Cross Club, you’ll work closely with local Red Cross chapters, engaging in projects that address some of our country’s and world’s greatest needs including preparing your community for disasters and hosting life saving blood drives. You will create, plan and participate in service projects that will help your school, your community and make an impact around the globe.

Red Cross Clubs also offer many opportunities for self-development, and empower you to build critical leadership skills. And of course, Red Cross Clubs can be a fun, energetic experience that expand your social network. You may find yourself building life-long friendships as you connect with other young volunteers who have the same passion for helping people as you do!

Join your school’s Red Cross Club today! Find a Red Cross Club. If your school doesn’t already have a Red Cross Club, why not start one yourself? Our handy checklists will help you get your club up and running:

Learn more by reading our comprehensive guide to Starting and Sustaining a Red Cross School Club.

Activity Guides

When working with your Red Cross Club, make sure to use Red Cross activity guides to plan and implement impactful projects. The Red Cross has developed fun activity guides for you to use to help spread the word about the Red Cross and its mission to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. Activity guides can be used by Red Cross Clubs, youth groups, or classes who want to organize around Red Cross mission-related activities.

These activity guides will help you lead Red Cross activities. No matter what activity you choose, get in touch with your local Red Cross unit. The Red Cross can provide you with helpful resources and guidelines to make your activity a success!

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