Our need for volunteers is constant and continues to evolve as we navigate this Coronavirus health crisis. Volunteer opportunities include supporting blood donations and delivering much-needed disaster services to your community. We even have a wide variety of remote (work-from-home) opportunities available.
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 healthcare 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 clients.
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(Please note, position availability may vary based on your location and the needs of your community.)
Blood Donation & Delivery Support
Volunteer at blood drives or join our mission-critical volunteer positions to carry out other aspects of our lifesaving work. Thousands of blood drives have been canceled across the country, which translates into hundreds of thousands of lost blood donations. We need volunteers to help with ongoing blood donations and delivery.
Volunteer opportunities include supporting blood drives by serving in positions such as Blood Donor Ambassadors, Transportation Specialists, and Blood Donor Screeners.
Search for “Blood” or “Biomed” in the search bar to find positions.
Disaster Response & Relief
American Red Cross needs you for one of its most important missions – response to single and multi-family home fires.
Through the Disaster Action Team Program (DAT), Red Cross supports individuals and families that have experienced home fires 60,000 times a year through the provision of temporary lodging, financial assistance and health and mental health services.
Search for “DAT” or “Disaster” in the search bar to find positions.
Volunteer from Home (Virtual Positions)
In times of disaster or social isolation, it’s often tough, and for some, even impossible, for people to leave their homes and volunteer out in the field. With COVID-19 requiring us to practice social distancing and stay at home, it is important to have the option of serving virtually. We have a wide range of volunteer opportunities in which volunteers can engage remotely.
Search for “NHQ” or “virtual” in the search bar to find virtual/volunteer from home positions.
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.