Become a Volunteer
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!
More than 65,000 disaster responses yearly
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
Find the perfect opportunity for your interests. Includes ideas for nurses, students, and groups and clubs.
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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