Volunteers lead the Red Cross mission in preparedness, prevention, and response to emergencies. No matter your interests, skills or schedule, you can make a significant contribution to your community and help people in their moments of greatest need. Find out how rewarding giving your time and efforts can be, by exploring the specific volunteer opportunities now available.
Become a Red Cross volunteer today and start changing lives tomorrow!
To get started, please click on the volunteer application below that best describes you.
For more information about volunteering with the American Red Cross, please email Nancy Pace or call 615-250-4293.
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.
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.
Volunteer Opportunities Include:
PREPAREDNESS HEALTH & SAFETY SERVICES
CPR and First Aid Instructor
Teach First Aid and CPR at the local chapter. All training required to become an instructor is provided. Must be available to teach one class per month.
Disaster Relief Volunteer
Provide immediate assistance to victims of local and national disasters (such as fires, floods, tornados, etc.) through interviewing families and issuing individual assistance, providing mass feeding and sheltering. You may also work behind the scenes in logistics and reporting functions.
Disaster Action Team Member
The American Red Cross prepares for and responds to disasters of all sizes 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, through its Disaster Action Teams (DAT). Always on call, DAT volunteers provide disaster relief to meet the emergency needs of people affected by house fires, storms, tornadoes, floods, transportation accidents, and man-made disasters. Assistance needed by clients is evaluated by case workers and may include shelter, food, clothing, emotional support, household items, prescription medication, and other critically needed items.
SERVICE TO ARMED FORCES
Emergency Communication Caseworker
Follow-up with local families who have received military emergency communication services from the American Red Cross to ensure that their needs were met.
SAF Briefing Volunteer
Help ensure that military members are aware of Red Cross services available to them by speaking to groups and at meetings.
International Tracing/ Family Linking Caseworker
Help local residents make connections with family members around the globe! As part of the International Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement, our chapter assists clients with making connections with missing family members and acquiring important documentation.
The Communications Department has a number of opportunities to work in media and community relations, Disaster Public Affairs (DPA), social engagement, public speaking, video production and photography.
Be an online advocate and tell the mission of the Red Cross.