Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the Connecticut Region of the American Red Cross. Below are some of the many volunteer opportunities available with our organization.
Sheltering Service Associate: Make sure families don't face tough times alone by supporting shelter efforts this disaster season
Disaster Workforce Engagement Team Member: This volunteer opportunity works with our local disaster teams to help onboard, train and engage new volunteers. This position can be completely virtual, or you can come in to one of our offices. This opportunity involves connecting with new volunteers, walking them through onboarding steps and making them feel welcome. You must be comfortable calling people you don’t know, you must have basic computer skills, and reliable phone and internet connection. The time commitment is 5-10 hours a week and we provide all the necessary training. This is an excellent way to give back to your community!
*Note: This position has a 14-day commitment requirement.
Blood Donor Ambassador: Engage donors by greeting, registering, answering questions, providing information, and supporting them through the recovery process at the refreshments table.
Our organization is always looking for folks who are interested in supporting the administrative functions of this humanitarian organization. We have data entry, card writing, report running, mailings and many other tasks that you can do virtually or in person. We are looking for 5-10 hours a week commitment. We will provide all necessary training and onboarding
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"Whether we’re responding to a house fire or installing smoke alarms in the community, there’s always this sense of camaraderie and teamwork among us. I feel like I’m part of something much bigger than myself, and that my actions are making a real difference in the world."
Many families in the U.S. have pets, and they are more than that — they’re part of the family. Mike Griffin knows that because in addition to caring for people, cares deeply about his dog and two cats. He started working in animal shelters and advanced to becoming an Emergency Coordinator and Facilities Manager, but, with a vision and a heart, saw the greater need and felt compelled to do something about it.
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.