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.
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.