Become a Volunteer
Your time and talent can make a real difference in people’s lives.
Hurricane Irma Volunteers Needed in Florida
If you are in Florida and want to help with Hurricane Irma relief efforts, please click the button below to apply.
All Other Volunteer Applications
If you are interested in Red Cross volunteer opportunities outside of Hurricanes Harvey or Irma, please click the button below to apply.
Special Message Regarding Hurricane Harvey Volunteer Opportunities
Thank you for your interest in volunteering for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. We are thrilled with the outpouring of support we’ve received from volunteers like yourself, and are no longer taking new applications to support Harvey relief.
However, we encourage you to explore other virtual and onsite volunteer opportunities with Red Cross. If interested, please click the Apply Now button under “All Other Volunteer Opportunities.”
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.
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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