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Become a Volunteer

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

Hurricane Irma Volunteers Needed in Puerto Rico and Florida

If you are in Puerto Rico or 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.” If you are in the projected path of Hurricane Irma and want to help, please click the Apply Now button under “Hurricane Irma Volunteers Needed.”

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.

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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

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

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