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Become a Volunteer

Volunteers carry out 90% of the humanitarian work of the Red Cross. Your time and talent can make a real difference in people’s lives. Please join our team today.

Getting started as a Red Cross volunteer is easy. Just enter your zip code and interests below. After that, you’ll be directed to our Volunteer Connection system, which will guide you through the remaining steps.

Step 1 - Enter your contact information

Step 2 - Complete the Red Cross Online Orientation

Step 3 - Select a volunteer activity

Step 4 - Update your volunteer profile

Step 5 - Read and agree to the Red Cross policies

Step 6 - Authorize a background check

That’s it. Now you are part of the team!

Whether it’s one displaced family or thousands, providing care and comfort to an ill or injured service member or veteran, or support to a military family member, our vital work is only possible by people like you. It is through the time and care of ordinary people that we can do extraordinary things.
Volunteer Opportunities

Find the perfect opportunity for your interests. Includes ideas for nurses, students, and groups and clubs.

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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.

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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.