(Please note, position availability may vary based on your location and the needs of your community.)
Are you ready to turn your compassion into action? As a Disaster Casework volunteer, you will connect directly with people affected by disasters big and small to help take the next steps in their recovery journey. Red Cross volunteers support the recovery process of disaster-affected individuals, households, and communities by providing advocacy, referrals and financial assistance using our case management system.
As a Blood Donor Ambassador volunteer, you will engage donors by greeting, registering, answering questions, providing information, and supporting them through the recovery process at the refreshments table. The special attention you would provide helps create a favorable impression that encourages ongoing donor support.
Every day people are forced from their homes due to fires, storms and other disasters. Single- and multi-family fires account for 90% of disaster responses. You can be part of a team that helps and responds to over 60,000 emergencies every year. From offering a caring and compassionate ear, to meeting the disaster-caused needs of individuals and households, such as lodging and clothing, and connecting them with long term recovery services, our volunteers ensure that families don’t have to face tough times alone.
If you are team-oriented and want to make a difference, please consider joining the Disaster Action Team and apply now. We supply all the training you need.
Make sure families don't face tough times alone. Compassionate and committed individuals needed to support sheltering efforts this disaster season.
Shelter volunteers support the day-to-day activities within a shelter which may include working in reception, registration, feeding, dormitory, information or other vital areas within a shelter. Train now to be a Red Cross Shelter Volunteer so you can answer the call directly help those affected by disaster.
During large disasters, you can use your professional skills as a licensed healthcare provider to deliver hands-on care and education to shelter residents. Free online training will be provided and 5.25 nursing contact hours are offered. If the need arises, volunteers are asked to commit to multiple local shifts of 4-12 hours each. For those able to travel outside of their local area, a commitment of at least 10-14 consecutive days, working 8- or 12-hour shifts is required. Travel, lodging and meals are provided for deployed workers. Qualified licenses include RN, LPN, LVN, EMT, Paramedic, MD, DO, PA, NP, APRN. Only RNs have full scope of practice. In some areas we need qualified Mental Health professionals. Please speak with your Volunteer Services Recruitment Representative if a mental health position interests you.
Do you have fiscal management experience and skills that could help the American Red Cross be more efficient in providing disaster relief? Whether it's providing virtual or onsite support, by leveraging your skill set testing financial controls, monitoring expenses, or analyzing data, you can have a significant impact helping people affected by disasters.
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