The American Red Cross is looking for new volunteers now.
We need help responding to disasters, engaging with blood donors at blood drives, delivering blood products from our facilities to hospitals and so much more. All of this important work is made possible through the support of our dedicated volunteers. With the country facing a national blood crisis, and climate change bringing more intense and severe weather, we ask you to consider helping others by joining our volunteer ranks today.
There are many different ways to volunteer. Below are a few of our most critical positions.
DISASTER ACTION TEAM Winter’s cold weather increases the risk of home fires. In fact, more home fires occur during the winter months than at any other time of year.
Just since New Year’s Day, the Red Cross has responded to almost 2,400 home fires, providing help to more than 8,300 people. Our trained Red Cross Disaster Action Team (DAT) members responded to these emergencies and more of these dedicated volunteers are needed now so no one faces this heartbreaking situation alone.
DAT volunteers help families with their immediate needs after a home fire and offer support during a very difficult time. As a DAT team member, you will provide emotional support, access to financial assistance and information to help families begin to recover. DAT team members respond either on the scene or remotely to provide immediate compassion and care.
BLOOD SERVICES VOLUNTEERS NEEDED The Red Cross also needs volunteers to support blood collections as the country faces an ongoing critical need for blood products and platelets.
BLOOD DONOR AMBASSADORS Blood donations are essential to the health of our communities and blood donor ambassadors are a vital part of this work. Volunteers in this role engage with blood donors by greeting, registering, answering questions, providing information and supporting them through the recovery process at the refreshments table. Learn more here.
TRANSPORTATION SPECIALISTS There is a high need for volunteer transportation specialists who support hospital patients by delivering blood from our facilities to local hospitals. If you have a little free time, love driving, and enjoy meeting new people, the Red Cross has a great volunteer spot waiting for you. More information is available here.
Training is free, but the hope you provide as a volunteer is priceless. Make a difference by turning tragedy into hope in 2022 by donating your time and skills. Visit redcross.org/volunteertoday to get started today.