The American Red Cross offers a wide variety of youth volunteer opportunities for people ages 13 to 24. Our Youth Leadership teams help identify these opportunities by strategizing with our Volunteer Services teams. Through these leadership programs, youth are better able to build confidence and cultivate core leadership skills such as teamwork, public speaking, strategic planning and more while working in diverse teams.
The American Red Cross North Texas Youth Council is a group of six youth members who represent and serve the youth volunteers across the North Texas Region. Drawing upon the creativity, dedication, and energy of youth, the North Texas Youth Council seeks to promote young volunteers as an organizational resource. The Council is supported by and works closely with the North Texas Volunteer Services team.
The American Red Cross National Youth Council (NYC) is a group of thirteen youth members and two adult advisors who nationally represent and serve the youth volunteers of the American Red Cross. Drawing upon the creativity, dedication, and energy of youth, the National Youth Council seeks to promote young volunteers as an organizational resource. The Council is supported by and works closely with the Youth and Young Adult team of Volunteer Services at National Headquarters. To apply, volunteers must be between the ages of 16-24 and have at least two years of experience with the Red Cross on a local level. Applications are open annually in April.
The Field Ambassador program is a program offered during the school year for outstanding high school Red Cross volunteers who want to take their Red Cross volunteerism to the next level.
With only one Field Ambassador per region, these volunteers serve as liaisons between their local region and the National Youth Council, promoting monthly national initiatives and working closely with local chapters and clubs to develop youth programs.
The Field Ambassadors work as a cohort to plan social media campaigns, spread information about opportunities for Red Cross youth and report to their National Youth Council member liaison with regional updates regarding youth volunteers.
To learn more about the Field Ambassador Program, click here.