American Red Cross volunteers touch lives every day. Each volunteer experience is unique, where your background, talents and skills can make a positive impact on the lives of those who need it most. From helping people affected by disasters like home fires and floods, to supporting our U.S. military members, veterans and families - our humanitarian work is only possible because of people like you.
It takes all kinds of people to make this organization work - different ages, different backgrounds and different skills. Together, we deliver the Red Cross mission to our communities.
Find out how rewarding giving your time and efforts can be by exploring the specific volunteer opportunities available in Central Florida.
Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the Central Florida Region of the American Red Cross. Below are some of the many volunteer opportunities available with our organization.
Disaster Action Team: Be part of a team that helps respond to provide 24-hour immediate support and assistance to individuals and families who have been impacted by a home fire or other local disaster.
Disaster Health Services Team:Use your professional skills as a licensed healthcare provider to deliver hands-on care and education to shelter residents. Qualified licenses include RN, LPN, LVN, EMT, Paramedic, MD, DO, PA, NP, and APRN.
Disaster Shelter Worker:Support the day-to-day activities within an emergency shelter which may include working in reception, registration, feeding, dormitory, information or other vital areas within a shelter.
Service to the Armed Forces
Critical Community Services Caseworker: Ensure military families are supported and their needs are met when faced with an emergency.Can work virtually.
Reconnection Workshop Facilitator: Present Red Cross workshops to adults and children in various community-based settings to encourage successful re-engagement of service members and veterans in civilian life.
VAVS State Home Volunteer: Contribute to the quality of life provided by the state VA Health Care System through volunteer jobs provided at the local VA facilities.
Phone Screener:Interview potential volunteers to help match their skills and interests with the needs of the organization to identify a mutually beneficial opportunity.
Youth Coordinator: Serve as the primary contact for a high school or college-based Red Cross Club and manage the relationship between the Club and the Chapter.
Communications & Public Affairs
Digital Volunteer: Social engagement volunteers support all aspects of regional social accounts (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Vimeo) by creating content, monitoring conversations and commenting as needed.
Media Relations:Train to represent the regional Red Cross as media spokesperson for local news outlets in person, in-studio, or through video interviews for specific projects, events or disasters.
Stewardship Volunteer: These volunteers assist with thanking donors through acknowledgement letters, phone calls and cards.
Administrative Associate:This position supports a variety of administrative activities in local Chapter offices.
Fleet Volunteer: Helps coordinate the scheduling, utilization, maintenance and documentation of Red Cross vehicles to ensure the organization has a fully operational and deployable fleet.
Throughout our Central Florida Region, we have more than 1,000 youth and young adult volunteers who participate in high school or college Clubs and serve as interns.
Red Cross Clubs: Working with a school advisor and local chapters, club members participate in Red Cross service projects that impact their community and the world. Clubs offer members many opportunities for personal growth and leadership. New youth volunteers must register online, and for those under the age of 18, consent must be given from a parent or guardian. To learn more, please email CFLyouth@redcross.org.
Internships: The Red Cross offers exceptional undergraduate and graduate students an engaging internship experience. Interns are matched with a specific department where they work on advancing critical projects. To begin the process, please email BeAHero.CFLRecruit@redcross.org.
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!
Shelter Services: Make sure families don't face tough times alone by supporting shelter efforts this disaster season. Click "Apply Now," then search for “Shelter” 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.
For questions regarding volunteering, please email us at BeAHero.CFLRecruit@redcross.org or call our regional headquarters at 813-348-4820, then choose option 4 to access the Volunteer Services mailbox. A member of our team will respond as quickly as possible.