The Red Cross helps individuals, families, and communities prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters. From home fires to tornadoes to floods, the Red Cross is there to provide hope and help.
- Prepare - Volunteers are needed to support programming such as conducting workshops on the importance of preparedness, presenting at community events, participating in the Home Fire Campaign to educate around and install smoke alarms, and teaching youth coping skills and tools when faced with emergencies through the Pillowcase Project. [Volunteers fluent in other languages (Hmong, Oromo, Somali, and Spanish, in particular) are needed in an effort to reach all community members.]
- Respond - Volunteers are needed for a variety of response roles including those who respond in-person, those who coordinate efforts behind-the-scenes, those who provide their medical expertise, those who provide their mental health expertise, and those who provide their public affairs expertise. [Most of these roles require on-call hours (volunteers sign up for shifts based on their availability). These roles require volunteers to be at least 18 years of age, commit to at least 1 year of service, and attend approximately 20 hours of prerequisite training.]
- Recover - Volunteers are needed to assist clients with resources after a disaster has occurred.
Our Facilities department utilizes volunteers in a variety of roles, from groups who assist with vehicle cleaning to individuals who help with front desk service or fix-it projects around the building.
Health & Safety
Volunteer with our Health and Safety department to be an integral part of teaching lifesaving skills. Volunteers are needed to present information on available classes to interested groups, teach CPR and First Aid, assist with class logistics and help out with administrative work in the office.
Service to the Armed Forces
Volunteer with our Service to the Armed Forces department to support military members and their families. Volunteers are needed to assist with outreach (such as briefing on Red Cross services at pre-deployment events or sorting and delivering holiday cards for active and veteran military members) and to help in a variety of capacities at VA hospitals.
All departments at the Red Cross utilize volunteers. Professionals in the fields of Photography, Accounting, IT, and other specialized areas can contribute their talents to the Red Cross by finding the right opportunity!