Do you want to be ready to respond when disaster strikes or help with lifesaving blood collections during the COVID-19 crisis? Learn more about how you can volunteer to meet these urgent needs below.
Interested in serving to meet essential service needs in the public? Be sure to review the CDC guidance for people who are at higher risk for severe illness, consult your health care provider, and follow local guidance. The number one priority of the American Red Cross is the health and safety of our employees, volunteers, blood donors and recipients, and the people we serve.
(Please note, position availability may vary based on your location and the needs of your community.)
Blood Donor Support
Volunteer at blood drives or join our mission-critical volunteer positions to carry out other aspects of our lifesaving work. The American Red Cross has a high-priority need for Blood Donor Ambassadors and Transportation Specialists to continue delivering services to our communities.
These volunteers welcome visitors to Red Cross facilities or blood drives and take their temperature before they enter. Visitors could include potential blood donors, people seeking help, course participants, and Red Cross employees and volunteers. We also have a high-priority need for Transportation Specialists to help deliver blood from our facilities to local hospitals. We can use your help right now!
Search for “Blood” or “Biomed” in the search bar to find positions.
*Note: Positions will vary based on location.
Volunteer from Home (Virtual Positions)
In times of disaster or social isolation it can be difficult for people to leave their homes to volunteer in the community. Even while staying home, there is opportunity to support the Red Cross mission virtually. We have a wide range of volunteer opportunities in which volunteers can engage remotely
Click "Apply Now," then search for “NHQ” or “virtual” in the search bar to find virtual/volunteer from home positions. *Note: Positions will vary based on location.
If none of these volunteer opportunities interest you, take our short quiz to determine what is best for you.
Can’t volunteer right now?
The American Red Cross has an ongoing critical need for blood and platelet donations amidst coronavirus uncertainties. You can make an appointment to give blood or platelets at RedCrossBlood.org.