March is Red Cross Month and we are honoring our everyday heroes who give their time and talent to help people in need. More than 90 percent of the American Red Cross workforce is made up of these volunteer heroes who help us carry out our lifesaving mission.
Last year nearly 372,000 individuals volunteered their time for the Red Cross. Are you looking for a way to make a difference? Become a Red Cross volunteer – there are lots of ways you can help.
Does responding to local or national disasters appeal to you?
How about helping hospital patients by sponsoring a blood drive or greeting blood donors at bloodmobiles?
Would you like to support our Services to the Armed Forces program by helping patients in military hospitals and at Veterans’ Administration facilities?
Is teaching something you like to do? Why not be a volunteer instructor and teach first aid / CPR / AED classes or babysitting classes?
How about helping people all over the world? Become an International Humanitarian Law instructor. Or you could support our International Tracing Services and reunite families living overseas, in war-torn countries or even in your community.
Savvy on social media? Be an online advocate and tell the Red Cross story. Serve on local boards and help with fundraising and marketing. Be part of the behind-the-scenes Red Cross team by volunteering in our offices.
These are just a few of the ways you can make a difference as a Red Cross volunteer. We’ll help find the position that appeals to you and allows you to use your skills and talents.
If we each #help1family, think of what we could do. Join us. Make a difference. Volunteer.
To find out more, including how to apply, visit the ‘Volunteer’ information on redcross.org.