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 Palmetto SC Red Cross is always looking for people with various backgrounds, talents and skill levels. Volunteers are a part of everything we do, and there's a volunteer opportunity for everyone.
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 that positions will vary by location.
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.
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.
Disaster Shelter Volunteer: Support the day-to-day activities within a shelter which may include working in reception, registration, feeding, dormitory, information or other vital areas within a shelter.
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: Positions will vary based on location.
Blood Donor Ambassador: Engage donors by greeting, registering, answering questions, providing information, and supporting them through the recovery process at the refreshments table.
Service to the Armed Forces
Hero Care Network Caseworker: Ensure military families' needs are met when faced with an emergency.
Reconnection Workshop Adult Modules Facilitator: Provide Reconnection Workshop modules to military, veterans and their families in various community-based settings.
Communications and Public Affairs
Digital Volunteer: Social engagement volunteers interact with supporters on social platforms, help tell the Red Cross story and showcase Red Cross programs and services through socials posts containing photos and videos across Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, LinkedIn and others.
Media Relations Volunteer: Be a part of a professional volunteer team that develops and delivers the Red Cross story behind-the-scenes, on-camera, in-person and online through media channels, websites, social media feeds and other content platforms
Event Volunteer: The Event Volunteer will assist with community events and other similar programs.
Fundraising Administrative Volunteer: Help fulfill fundraising needs and provide support for annual fundraising events; 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.
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: Help coordinate the scheduling, utilization, maintenance and documentation, of American Red Cross vehicles to ensure the organization has a fully operational and deployable fleet.
Need more information? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Page.
Herdie Mathews, Sr. Volunteer Recruitment Specialist: (843) 655-4176
Liz Hough, Sr. Volunteer Recruitment Specialist: (843) 422-5159
Can’t volunteer right now?
The American Red Cross has an ongoing critical need for blood and platelet donations. You can make an appointment to give blood or platelets at RedCrossBlood.org.