It’s American Red Cross Month, a time to honor the more than 300,000 people who volunteer to make our lifesaving mission possible.
Committed to helping all those in need, they help provide emergency support, such as disaster relief, lifesaving blood, critical services for military families and veterans, lifesaving skills like CPR, international aid and so much more.
During Red Cross Month, please consider becoming a Red Cross volunteer to help families in need. Visit redcross.org/VolunteerToday to learn more, including about our most-needed volunteer positions:
- Blood donor ambassadors and transportation specialists: Blood donations are essential to the health of our communities, and blood donor ambassadors are a vital part of this work by welcoming visitors and taking their temperatures before entering Red Cross facilities and blood drives. Visitors could include potential blood donors, people seeking help, training course participants, and Red Cross employees and volunteers. We also have a high priority need for transportation specialists to help deliver blood from our facilities to local hospitals.
- Disaster Action Team: Each day, people are forced from their homes due to fires, storms and other disasters. Join the team that responds to more than 60,000 emergencies every year — the vast majority of which are home fires. Our volunteers help families with their immediate needs, ensuring they don’t face tough times alone. If you are team-oriented and want to make a difference, please consider joining the Disaster Action Team and apply now. We supply all the training you need.
- Volunteer from home (other virtual positions): Help from the comfort of your own home through a wide range of virtual opportunities. Learn more.
STAYING SAFE DURING PANDEMIC Everyone’s safety is our top priority, and we are working with public health officials to help keep our communities and volunteers safe during COVID-19. When considering volunteer opportunities, review the CDC guidance for people who are at higher risk for severe illness, consult your health care provider and follow local guidance.
#HelpCantWait. Join us. Make a difference. Volunteer. Visit redcross.org/VolunteerToday to get started.