It’s National Volunteer Week, and the American Red Cross recognizes and praises the work of the 275,000 selfless individuals who are the true heart of our organization. Our volunteers generously give their valuable time to support people who look to the Red Cross during their most vulnerable times.
JOIN US — CRITICAL NEED FOR VOLUNTEERS
During National Volunteer Week, the Red Cross asks that people consider joining our volunteer ranks to help fill an acute need as the climate crisis worsens and the need for shelter, hot meals, health services and emotional support grows. As we head into spring, the Red Cross is working to grow our disaster workforce as we get ready for the upcoming hurricane and wildfire seasons. Spring into action and join us by becoming a volunteer today.
The Red Cross also has a need for volunteers to help ensure new moms, cancer patients and accident victims have access to safe, lifesaving blood. We’re recruiting blood donor ambassadors to be a friendly face and help check blood donors into their appointments, answer questions and give out post donation snacks. We also need transportation specialist volunteers who support hospital patients by delivering lifesaving blood from Red Cross facilities to local hospitals.
Visit redcross.org/volunteertoday to get started. Training is free, but the hope you provide as a Red Cross volunteer to people in need is priceless. Learn more at this virtual volunteer information session on April 18 from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. ET about our most-needed volunteer positions and talk with a Red Cross representative. Register today.
VOLUNTEERS SUPPORT PEOPLE IN NEED EVERY DAY
We thank our volunteers for their time and support. They make it possible for us to achieve our mission of preventing and alleviating human suffering in the face of emergencies. True community heroes, Red Cross volunteers care for people in need every day, across the country and around the globe. Through the global Red Cross network, almost 15 million volunteers work for the good of humanity in more than 192 countries around the world.
Our American Red Cross volunteers:
PLEASE GIVE BLOOD Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood. We depend on generous volunteer blood donors to provide lifesaving blood for those in need – each and every day. The Red Cross encourages eligible individuals to give blood now. To find a blood drive, use the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides comfort to victims of disasters; supplies about 40% of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; distributes international humanitarian aid; and supports veterans, military members and their families. The Red Cross is a nonprofit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to deliver its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.
Support all the urgent humanitarian needs of the American Red Cross.
Find a drive and schedule a blood donation appointment today.
Take a class and be ready to respond if an emergency strikes.