Become a Disaster Preparedness Volunteer and help families meet the challenge.Become a Disaster Preparedness Volunteer and help families meet the challenge.
Important Notice Regarding COVID-19
The American Red Cross is closely monitoring the outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and preparing to carry out our lifesaving mission in the event of any possible disruptions, as well as supporting public health agencies to help communities prepare.
Our need for volunteers is constant and continues to evolve as we navigate this health crisis. Please rest assured that we are working with public health officials to help keep local communities and our volunteer safe. Volunteer opportunities include supporting blood donations and delivering much-needed services to your community. We even have a wide variety of remote (work-from-home) opportunities available.
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.
In the aftermath of a disaster – from home fires to hurricanes and everything in between – you know that Red Cross volunteers will be there to help. But did you know that we also help families and communities prepare for emergencies before they happen?
Red Cross Disaster Preparedness Volunteers teach people how to reduce the risk of disaster, prepare to respond effectively, and cope with disasters when they happen. Sound interesting? We invite you to get involved! The skills you learn will enable you to help your own home and family, while you also help your wider community be more prepared and resilient.
Opportunities in your community may include:
Boots on the Ground positions to support our Home Fire Campaign, including conducting in-home smoke alarm installation and fire safety education visits
Instructor/Presenter positions to deliver adult and youth education programs focused on preparedness, disasters and life-saving hands-only CPR
Note: the volunteer positions available to you will vary depending on your location and the needs of your local community.
Ready to Make a Difference? Here's How to Get Started!
Click "Find My Volunteer Opportunity" below
Enter your zip code
Use the filters to select “Boots on the Ground” or “Instructor/Presenter” to find preparedness volunteer opportunities
Click on a position to view the full description - if it sounds interesting, click "Apply Now"
Completing our application should only take about 10 minutes. After we receive your application, a member of our team will get in touch to discuss your interests and availability.