Red Cross Clubs are officially recognized clubs on school campuses and throughout the community led by middle school, high school and college students who wish to serve as volunteers of the American Red Cross. Clubs participate in a variety of activities such as service projects and leadership training by planning events at their own schools and participating in Chapter sponsored activities.
Students in Red Cross Clubs and Youth Corps organize fundraisers for a variety of Red Cross initiatives including disasters and overall youth programming. Red Cross Clubs and Youth Corps help the American Red Cross by building awareness, hosting blood drives, promoting Red Cross programs, and much more!
Being a Red Cross Club or Youth Corps member builds character and provides the tools and experience needed for attaining strong leadership, communication and community service skills. Additionally, Club and Youth Corps members are encouraged to become permanent volunteers of the American Red Cross as they grow within the organization and take on increasing levels of responsibility.
1) Apply to Join a Youth Corps or a Red Cross Club Near You!
Complete your volunteer application online and create your Volunteer Connection login. Once you submit an application, you will receive an email with a link to activate your Volunteer Connection account and view your remaining prospective volunteer steps.
Youth Corps Membership is open to all youth aged 13-18 – if there is a participating Red Cross Club at your High School, please apply directly with the school Red Cross Club. If your school isn’t listed, please apply directly with the Youth Corps.
2) Get Consent From Your Parent or Guardian
Parent or guardian consent is mandatory for all Red Cross Youth Corps and Red Cross Club members aged 13-17. Once you have submitted an application, an email will be sent to your parent or guardian to consent to your participation and to accept terms and conditions for Red Cross volunteering.
3) Come to a Youth Meeting or Service Event!
See below for a full calendar of youth events, District General Meetings, and other happenings in the Los Angeles County. Login to Volunteer Connection to register for events.