The American Red Cross strives to build strong and sustainable relationships with diverse communities in the Eastern North Carolina Region. Our volunteers, programs and services reach thousands of people with disaster preparedness materials and other lifesaving information. We also welcome invitations to serve Spanish-speaking communities. Many Red Cross program presentations can be provided in a virtual format.
To effectively staff and support American Red Cross preparedness and outreach efforts, requests received with less than 30 days’ notice may not be fulfilled. We appreciate your understanding in ensuring that we plan for the best staffing and service for your request. All fees for participation must be waived.
Guest Speaker As a community organization, the Red Cross is available to meet your organization or group to provide an overview of the work of the Red Cross and provide opportunities for your group can volunteer with us.
Overview of the Red Cross Presentations can be catered to the needs of the request and can be from 10 minute to one hour. Topics include, but are not limited to: “General Overview of the Red Cross,” “Volunteering,” “Blood Donations,” “Disaster Cycle Services,” “Service to the Armed Forces,” and “International Services." Virtual Options Available
Be Red Cross Ready Disaster Preparedness Education Trained Red Cross Experts present basic preparedness information. Presentations are approximately 45 minutes to one hour. Virtual Options Available
Ready Rating Red Cross experts present information on our free membership program is designed to help your business, organization, or school access to an online assessment that's easy to use and measures their current readiness level. And based on their score, receive immediate customized feedback from the American Red Cross emergency preparedness experts. Then members receive the tools and resources needed to take the important preparedness steps. Virtual Options Available
International Humanitarian Law American Red Cross’s IHL Youth Action Campaign empowers young people, ages 13-24, to learn about International Humanitarian Law (IHL)—the body of law that governs armed conflict.. Young people volunteer to educate the American public on IHL by exploring topics with their communities through peer-to-peer education campaigns. Virtual Options Available
Disaster Preparedness Education for Grades K-12 The American Red Cross works closely with schools and youth-serving organizations to raise awareness of disaster risk and build resiliency among young people. Our age-appropriate preparedness materials include engaging activities and easy action steps that your students will find both fun and effective. Program options include: Pillowcase Project, Pedro the Penguin, and Be Red Cross Ready. Virtual Options Available
General Information Booth Trained Red Cross Volunteers provide preparedness and safety literature and education on Red Cross programs, services and volunteering. Events typically include booths at community fairs. Table and chairs must be provided by the event host. A minimum of 100 event attendees required. All in-person requests are subject to state and local COVID-19 guidelines. Virtual options welcome.
Host a Blood Drive Discover the benefits to hosting a blood drive, what to expect and how to make your drive a success.
Reconnection Workshops Whether you or a family member have recently entered the military or you are a long-time veteran, navigating the many transitions connected with military and veteran service can be hard. Reconnection Workshops aim to ease the stress that comes with these changes. This free, confidential Red Cross program offers effective ways to work through challenges, improve wellbeing and build skills through small-group discussion and hands-on activities. Workshops help improve connections at home, at work and within communities. We invite active duty service members, members of the Reserves and National Guard, veterans and military families to participate. Virtual Options Available
Service Opportunities The Red Cross is always looking for local, committed community and business partners to help us provide services and outlets for our programs. There is a variety of things to do, and each partnership is unique. For partnership and opportunities for service, SUBMIT AN ONLINE REQUEST.