The American Red Cross Northwest Region boasts a robust youth volunteer program. Our youth volunteers serve the Red Cross mission, fundraise, and learn leadership skills through their membership in their local Red Cross Club.
The American Red Cross Youth & Young Adult Services is a multi-faceted program for youth and young adults from 13 to 24 years of age, offering many activities and courses for every age level. Youth programs build character and provide the tools and experience youth need for leadership, strong communication skills, and service. By interacting with those in need, Red Cross youth volunteers establish a sense of awareness and personal achievement while developing these skills.
New youth volunteers must be affiliated with a Red Cross Club in the Northwest Region. If your school does not have a Red Cross Club, please contact your local Red Cross Coordinator for more information.
Meet the Red Cross Youth Team
Namitha Reddy is the Red Cross Clubs Coordinator and Youth Ambassador for the Northwest Region. She has been part of the Red Cross for a little over 2 years and is excited to work with other youth in the Region. If you are interested in starting a club in the Northwest Region, please email her at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Annie Stohler is a volunteer Youth Engagement Coordinator for the Red Cross. Annie has experience volunteering with a number of organizations and most recently joined the Northwest Region as a volunteer in December of 2022. Annie can be reached at email@example.com
Start or Renew a Red Cross Club
Take action now and join your school’s Red Cross Club or start one if your school doesn’t have one yet. All of our clubs were started by youth just like you!
Through hundreds of Red Cross clubs across the country, youth and young adult volunteers support the American Red Cross mission to prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies. Red Cross clubs are an extension of the local Red Cross providing students opportunities for training, leadership development, and the ability to choose activities that address their community’s greatest needs. Red Cross Clubs empower students and faculty with Red Cross knowledge and life-saving skills to help prepare their schools and communities to respond to emergencies.
Each Red Cross Club Registration must be renewed annually in September. To start or renew a Red Cross Club your club must meet the minimum requirements and submit a Club Constitution.
To get started contact the Red Cross Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Northwest Youth Council
The Northwest Youth Council is the highest local volunteer leadership opportunity for Red Cross youth in the Northwest Region. Executive Officers plan and implement projects and programs that serve the needs of their community through service, education, and leadership. Officers inspire youth volunteerism in the local Red Cross and surrounding schools and communities.
The Northwest Youth Council, consists of a President and seven officers. Executive Officers are elected annually, for a one-year appointment. Applications are open to all Club and Youth Red Cross Volunteer Members. Applications are open now, if interested please look at the following information.
American Red Cross-National Youth Council
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 Adults team of Volunteer Services at National Headquarters.
To apply, volunteers must be between the ages 16-24 and have at least two years of experience with the Red Cross on a local level. Applications are open annually in April.
Other Youth Volunteer Opportunities
In addition to the above opportunities, youth are also welcome to serve as Blood Donor Ambassadors (16+) or if you are serving in a leadership position at your Red Cross Club you can apply to be part of the Red Cross Clubs Committee.