The American Red Cross Eastern New York Region helps people in emergencies every day. Volunteers are involved in every aspect of the Red Cross mission and constitute well over 90% of our workforce! Our vital work is made possible by people just like you who want to make a difference in the community. The American Red Cross needs you!
As a volunteer in the Eastern New York Region, here are just a few of the ways you that can make an impact with your time and your talents:
Join the Disaster Action Team – be on-call to provide shelter, food, comfort and hope to families in your area displaced by house fires and other disasters
Become a large-scale disaster worker – fill one of the many service, functional or administrative roles needed during a relief operation for large populations.
Become a Health & Safety instructor – teach people how to save lives with skills such as first aid and CPR
Lead disaster preparedness courses – help individuals in your community prepare themselves and their loved ones for emergencies of all kinds
Become a Services to Armed Forces volunteer – support members of the military, veterans and military families through a wide variety of local programs and events
Staff local blood drives – ensure a safe and stable blood supply by welcoming and assisting donors at local blood drives
Serve as a board member – help connect, represent and guide the work of the Red Cross in your community
Start or join a Red Cross Club – become the next generation of Red Crossers in your high school, college or community
Join the Public Affairs team – tell the Red Cross story to media and the general public
Support fundraising efforts – help with special events and campaigns to raise the funds that make it possible to deliver critical services
Provide support at a local chapter office – ensure that day-to-day operations run smoothly by working on projects, welcoming guests and answering phones
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.