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Become a Volunteer

Your time and talent can make a real difference in people’s lives.

Volunteers carry out 90% of the humanitarian work of the Red Cross.

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Our vital work is only possible because of people like you.

Whether helping one displaced family or thousands, providing care and comfort to an ill or injured service member or veteran, or teaching others how to respond in emergencies, it’s through the efforts of ordinary people that we can do extraordinary things.

We recommend you use the Browse Opportunities tool below to search for volunteer positions in your community. Or, you can simply click Apply Now below and choose during your application steps.

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Browse Volunteer Opportunities in Your Community

Our zip code search tool will help find volunteer opportunities in your area. You can browse by areas of interest to find specific job titles.

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New Volunteer Applicants

Take an in-depth look at American Red Cross history, mission, vision and values in this self-guided module. You’ll also learn about our key service areas and organizational structure.

Viewing Time: 45 minutes

Take the Orientation

Donate Now

Support all the urgent humanitarian needs of the American Red Cross.

$10.00 is the minimum online donation amount. All donations are tax deductible.