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Each year over one million Americans serve as Red Cross volunteers addressing local community needs — helping people in emergencies, providing nearly half the nation's blood supply, teaching first aid and CPR courses, delivering emergency messages to members of the military, organizing programs for the elderly, for the youth…

Be a Red Cross volunteer! Helping others feels good and helps you feel good about yourself. Your local Red Cross can work with you to provide rewarding experiences, opportunities to utilize your talents, and training to help you serve your community.

Too busy? Your local Red Cross can work with you whatever your schedule. Think you don't have any skills to offer? You'd be surprised. We depend on volunteers, who constitute 97 percent of our total work force, to carry on our humanitarian work:

Get started by filling out an online volunteer application:

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Adult Volunteer Application

If you are looking to volunteer for the American Red Cross on a regular basis, please complete and submit the Adult Volunteer Application.

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Youth Volunteer Application

If you are between the ages of 15-17 years old and would like to become an American Red Cross Youth Volunteer, please complete and submit the Youth Volunteer Application.

Youth Interns

Red Cross Campus Club

Through college, high school, elementary, and middle-school campus clubs, you will have scores of opportunities to serve your community, connect with the largest humanitarian network in the world and build life-long friendships.

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Intern Volunteer Application

As a volunteer led organization, American Red Cross internships offer access to unique opportunities for professional growth. Join us and find out how rewarding an internship with one of America’s most trusted brands can be.

    Types of Activities Available

  • Disaster Action Team Volunteer
  • Leadership Volunteers
  • Office Volunteers
  • Armed Forces Volunteer
  • Public Affairs Volunteer
  • Special Event Volunteer