Be a Disaster Volunteer

  • Red Cross volunteer comforting a little girl

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Make a Difference?

You've come to the right place! It is through the time and care of ordinary people that we can do extraordinary things.

Make a Difference in Your Community

Volunteers constitute about 90 percent of the American Red Cross workforce. Volunteers make it possible to respond to nearly 70,000 disasters every year, most of them home and apartment fires. Find out about the needs in your area by searching for current volunteer opportunities.

The following is a list of typical Disaster Volunteer opportunities:

  • Volunteer Management
    Assist with volunteer recruitment, placement, record keeping and recognition.
  • Disaster Services
    Provide food, shelter, comfort and home for families affected by major disasters such as fire, hurricanes and tornadoes.
  • Disaster Action Team
    Volunteers need to respond to single-family fires with a disaster action team supervisor.
  • Disaster Preparedness Presenter
    Educate individuals and groups on how to be prepared before a disaster occurs.
  • Public Affairs
    During disasters, tell the Red Cross story to your community.