Every day Red Cross volunteers provide critical services such as helping victims of fires, floods, storms, and other disasters; staffing blood drives; supporting members of the military and their families; and providing lifesaving training in CPR and water safety. It is through the time and care of ordinary people that we can do extraordinary things. The New Jersey Red Cross is always seeking volunteers to carry out our mission in every community we serve. Volunteers are the heart of everything we do, and there's a volunteer opportunity for everyone.
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Local Volunteer Opportunities
Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the New Jersey Region of the American Red Cross. Below are some of the many volunteer opportunities available with our organization.
Disaster Action Team Trainee: 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: You can 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.
Blood Transportation Specialist: You will be the critical link between blood donors and blood recipients by delivering blood, platelets, or other blood products to a hospital. *Note: This position is statewide with travel to the labs in Fairfield, NJ or Philadelphia, PA.
Blood Donor Ambassador (Camden and Atlantic Counties): Engage donors by greeting, registering, answering questions, providing information, and supporting them through the recovery process at the refreshments table.
Fundraising Administrative Volunteer: Help fulfill fundraising needs; chapter stewardship efforts such as mailings, thank you calls to donors; conduct thank you calls/notes to donors; office assistance; donor database maintenance.
Recruitment Volunteer: Help recruit new volunteers for general and specific volunteer opportunities. Assist in researching outreach events, fairs and community groups to set up recruitment presentations and community engagement events.
Engagement/Recognition Volunteer: Maintain the personal touch with the volunteer workforce. Virtually acknowledge birthdays, anniversaries, and holidays. Help plan recognition events.
Volunteer Screener: Screeners use their understanding of the volunteer and match it with the needs of the organization, connecting volunteers with positions for which they are both interested and well suited.
Operations Fleet Volunteer (Princeton, Tinton Falls, Pennsauken, and Egg Harbor Township): Help coordinate the scheduling, utilization, maintenance, and documentation, of American Red Cross vehicles to ensure the organization has a fully operational and deployable fleet.
Facilities Tech: Performs or coordinates the maintenance, repairs, and general upkeep of American Red Cross facilities. Requires in-person commitment.
Communications and Public Affairs
Visual Storyteller (Photographer/Videographer): Assist the Red Cross in delivering by taking, editing, and sharing video to showcase the Red Cross at work both in disaster and non-disaster times.
Red Cross Clubs
Red Cross Clubs are an extension of the local Red Cross Chapter and provide young people opportunities for training, leadership development, and the ability to choose mission-related activities that address their community’s greatest needs. Red Cross Clubs empower young people with Red Cross knowledge and lifesaving skills to help prepare their schools and communities to respond to emergencies.
Check out our list of college and high school Red Cross Clubs to see if your school is represented.
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.