Learning nursing skills and start a lifelong opportunity for service when you volunteer with the American Red Cross.
Helping Where It Counts
For more than fifty years, nursing students have been involved in helping the Red Cross deliver critical community services. Volunteering with the American Red Cross is relevant to learning nursing skills and can lead to a lifelong opportunity for service. Follow in the footsteps of some of the most famous nursing leaders. Volunteer today.
The American Red Cross partners with nursing faculty to help students develop basic leadership skills, provide meaningful services and help prepare for, prevent and respond to emergencies. Some of the opportunities for nursing student involvement are listed below; opportunities for student nurse involvement are also described in: Making a Difference: Guidelines for Nursing Student Involvement in the American Red Cross.
Nation-Wide Nursing Student Disaster Response Course
Follow these steps to volunteer with the American Red Cross:
Review Making a Difference: Guidelines for Nursing Student Involvement in the American Red Cross. Determine the areas in which you would like to volunteer.
Contact your local Red Cross unit. You can find the phone number by typing in your zip code in the zip code finder on this page. This will give you the phone number of the Red Cross office closest to where you live.
Speak to the Volunteer Coordinator. Set up a time to visit the Red Cross and discuss your interests. To connect with a local nurse leader, or for questions, contact RedCrossNurse@redcross.org.
Opportunities for Nursing Student Involvement
Jane Delano Student Nurse Scholarship
Jane Delano was the principal organizer of the Red Cross Nursing Service. Thanks to her efforts, more than 20,000 Red Cross nurses served in World War I. She died in France in 1919, while traveling on behalf of the Red Cross. In recognition of her service to our country, she received the Distinguished Service Medal and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
The Red Cross honors her memory through the Jane Delano Student Nurse Scholarship.