Measles & Rubella Partnership

What is the Vaccinate a Village Competition? 

Join us for the National Youth Council (NYC) Vaccinate a Village (VaV) Competition throughout April 24 – May 31, 2023! During this competition, compete with youth and young adult volunteers across the country for a chance at winning a swag package and social media shoutouts, courtesy of the American Red Cross. There will be 3 winners selected in each category: High School Red Cross Club, College/University Red Cross Club, and individual based on creativity and the total amount of funds raised. 

Why participate in the Vaccinate a Village Competition?  

World Immunization Week (April 24 – 30, 2023), “celebrated in the last week of April, aims to highlight the collective action needed and to promote the use of vaccines to protect people of all ages against disease” (World Health Organization). 

Approximately 351 children die from measles-related complications each day, or 14 deaths every hour. Rubella can have serious consequences for pregnant women and their children. For $1, a child in a low-income country can be vaccinated against measles. For $2, a child can be protected against both measles and rubella.  

How to get involved in the Vaccinate a Village Competition?  

Check out our VaV Activity Guides: 


For additional inspiration: Top Fundraising Ideas 

Submit your Vaccinate a Village fundraising data here by Sunday, May 31, 2023SUBMIT YOUR DATA 

The top 3 teams will win Red Cross swag and a social media shoutout! 

Check out additional resources! 

Measles & Rubella Partnership 101: National Youth Council Panel 

Sunday, May 7, 2023, 5:00 PM ET 

Join the National Youth Council, Program Manager at the Measles & Rubella Partnership at American Red Cross National Headquarters, and Red Cross Chapter Leaders from across the country for our Measles & Rubella Partnership 101: National Youth Council Panel. We have several panelists who will be discussing their journeys with the M&RP, tips and tricks for fundraising, and challenges they have faced. RSVP here