When you volunteer with the American Red Cross, you become part of one of the largest humanitarian organizations in the world and are able to make a positive impact on your peers and in your community. You are able to make a difference in other people’s lives, maximize your talents, learn new skills, improve your resume, and meet new people.
Are you wondering where our Red Cross Clubs are located? Is there a Red Cross Club at your school or in your community? The Red Cross Club listing page provides an overview of the registered Red Cross Clubs in each state and allows you to see details about specific Clubs. You can search by zip or city and can filter by age group within your state.
One of the many ways to become a Red Cross volunteer is to start or join a Red Cross Club.
A Red Cross Club is a group that provides you and your peers with opportunities to make a meaningful impact by addressing your community’s greatest needs and developing leadership skills. Red Cross Clubs empower you with knowledge and life-saving skills in order to help prepare your school and community to respond to emergencies. To learn more about how to start or to maintain a successful Red Cross Club, click here or contact your local Red Cross chapter.
The Red Cross has developed activity guides for your group to use to help spread the word about the Red Cross and its mission to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. Activity guides provide resources, guidelines, and tips for activities, and can be used by Red Cross Clubs, youth groups, or classes that want to organize Red Cross mission-related activities. No matter which activity you choose to organize, get in touch with your local Red Cross chapter. To learn more about available activity guides, click here.
The Youth Diversity Pledge was created to empower youth to be better advocates for the American Red Cross through education surrounding diversity and inclusion issues faced by the organization. The National Youth Council has created a helpful guide to facilitating a session with Red Cross youth volunteers to discuss the Red Cross Diversity Pledge and to sign a pledge document. Learn more about the diversity pledge here.
The Red Cross has created presentations for Red Cross Club leaders to present to their clubs during meetings. Topics include how to fundraise, how to seek school administrative approval to start a Red Cross club, and more. To learn more about available presentations, click here.
The National Collegiate Assembly (NCA) is a network of collegiate Red Cross Clubs and their chapters. This network facilitates communication and builds collegiate partnerships within each division and across the nation. To learn more about the National Collegiate Assembly and join an upcoming Connect Call, click here.
Youthwire is a monthly email newsletter containing important Red Cross youth volunteer opportunities, stories, and resources. YouthWire can help you make the most of your Red Cross experience, and connect you with other volunteers from across the United States.