Volunteers carry out 90% of the humanitarian work of the Red Cross. Whether helping one displaced family or thousands, providing care and comfort to an ill or injured service member or veteran, or teaching others how to respond in emergencies, it’s through the efforts of ordinary people that we can do extraordinary things.
Help Us Sound the Alarm to End Home Fires!
Smoke alarms save lives! Volunteers are needed to help install free smoke alarms and provide home fire safety information at Sound the Alarm events in communities across SoCal. All training is provided. One day of your life can change someone else's forever!
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Check out the following videos to learn about a few of the many volunteer opportunities available with the Red Cross!
Volunteers carry out 90% of the humanitarian work of the Red Cross.
Learn about our highest-priority positions and how you can make a difference!
Blood Collection Support: Join a lifesaving team to help support blood collections in your community. Click "Apply Now," then search for “Blood” or “Biomed” in the search bar to find positions.
Disaster Action Team: You can be part of a team that helps people who are forced from their homes due to fires, storms and other disasters. Click "Apply Now," then search for “DAT” or “Disaster Action Team” in the search bar to find positions.