When disaster strikes, strike back! Train now to be a Red Cross Shelter or Healthcare Volunteer.
Welcome to the American Red Cross, the largest volunteer organization in the United States. Each year over one million Americans serve as Red Cross volunteers providing local community needs, such as:
Helping people in emergencies and disaster response.
Teaching people how to prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies
Teaching first aid & CPR, swimming and other health and safety skills
Delivering emergency messages to members of the military
Reconnecting families separated around the world through international tracking services, etc.
Organizing youth programs
Helping others feels good, and helps you feel good about yourself. Your local Red Cross can work with you to provide rewarding experiences, opportunities to utilize your talents, or provide training to help you serve your community. Red Cross volunteers work directly with people, serve on boards of directors, serve as managers, advisors, and provide behind the scenes support. Be a Red Cross volunteer!
Already registered as an American Red Cross volunteer? Login to Volunteer Connection to access your profile, manage opportunities and more.
Volunteers carry out 90% of the humanitarian work of the Red Cross.
We need Shelter and Healthcare volunteers to make sure families don't face tough times alone!
Shelter Volunteers: 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.
Licensed Healthcare Professionals: Use your professional licensure within the Red Cross RN-led model to be a part of the team assessing health and providing hands-on care for people affected by disaster.
Train now to be a Red Cross Shelter or Healthcare Volunteer.
Click "Apply Now", then search for either "Shelter" or “Disaster Health” 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.