Volunteering at the American Red Cross can be exciting and fun! We have a variety of volunteer opportunities and our programs and services are always changing and growing. The Red Cross gives volunteers a unique role as real leaders of the organization. As a Red Cross volunteer you can grow to leadership positions in disaster response, mental and emotional health services, trainers and community educators, volunteer services and much more.
Local Red Cross offices hold regular volunteer meetings to support you in your community.
Most-Needed Volunteers: Shelter Service Associates and Shelter Supervisors
Be ready to help your local community! Due to predictions for an active hurricane and wildfire season and the complexities of COVID-19, the Red Cross will need thousands of volunteers to care for people when disasters strike. Train now to be a Ready Red Cross Shelter Volunteer so you can answer the call when your community needs it most!
We will need volunteers to help support emergency shelters by staffing different areas including reception, registration, feeding, dormitory, information collection and other vital tasks. We have both associate and supervisory level opportunities available. Will you be ready to roll up your sleeves and help?
Search for “Shelter” in the search bar to find positions.
Volunteers carry out 90% of the humanitarian work of the Red Cross.
Our work is possible because of people like you.
Discover the role that's right for you and join us today!