American Red Cross youth volunteers learn valuable lessons in how to work effectively with people from diverse backgrounds, mobilize communities and create positive change. They hone their leadership skills, make new friends, and explore new interests, all in a friendly, encouraging and age-appropriate environment with visible results. Volunteering today can be the start of a lifetime of generous service to good causes.
Youth and young adults ages 13 to 24 are an important component of the American Red Cross family and make up more than 600 volunteers in the North Texas area. Youth volunteers can be actively involved in every line of Red Cross service delivery including leading Red Cross Clubs, serving on disaster action teams, teaching health and safety courses, holding leadership positions on local boards, donating blood and recruiting other donors, raising funds in their local community, volunteering at veteran’s hospitals, teaching community preparedness, supporting international initiatives and more.
Additional opportunities exist through our local Red Cross Clubs and Youth Leadership Councils which operate at both the regional and national levels.
New youth volunteers must register online, and those under 18 must get consent from their parent or guardian before starting their Red Cross volunteer journey.
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