The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. ~Mission Statement
Volunteers lead the Red Cross mission of emergency preparedness, prevention and response. No matter your interests, skills, or schedule, you can make a significant contribution to your community and help people in their moments of greatest need. Find out how rewarding giving your time and efforts can be by exploring the specific volunteer opportunities now available.
Become a Red Cross volunteer today and start changing lives tomorrow!
To get started, please click on the volunteer application below.
Virtual Volunteer Fairs
The American Red Cross is offering a series of Virtual Volunteer Fairs for you to learn about urgent volunteer opportunities this season. These sessions are intended for existing Red Cross volunteers AND the general public who are interested in learning more about the many ways of serving with the Red Cross. These sessions focus on our top volunteer needs and can include national and local disaster responders, blood drive volunteers, administrative support, communications, development and others.
November 2nd - 5PM
November 3rd - 12PM
December 7th - 5PM
December 8th - 12PM
January 4th - 5PM
January 5th - 12PM
Please register for a session to receive the virtual meeting link or call in number by emailing VolunteerNNE@redcross.org. Let your friends know!
Volunteer Opportunities Include:
Blood Drive Support
Facility & Fleet Maintenance
Health & Mental Health Services
Spiritual Care Services
Facilitation & Training
Youth and Young Adult Engagement
Internships & more!
Our Volunteers and Staff Help Victims of Hurricane Ida
In their own words, volunteers and staff describe why they want to help people impacted by disasters.
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.
Please note: Volunteers applying for in-person position assignments must be fully vaccinated. Instructions on providing information and supporting documentation of vaccination will be provided once you submit your application.
If you are already a Red Cross volunteer, log in to Volunteer Connection to access volunteer opportunities, sign up for shifts, log hours, or access local volunteering information.