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.
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.
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.
Volunteering with the Red Cross: By the Numbers
Nearly 64,000 disaster responses every year
More than 25,000 volunteers support Red Cross biomed
15k+ nurses & nursing students volunteer
More than 50k+ relief items distributed internationally
25% of volunteers are aged 24 or younger
More than 400,000 services provided to military families
More than 7 million people received disaster assistance internationally
90% of Red Cross disaster relief workers are volunteers
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.
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