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
Safety First! Our need for volunteers is constant and our guidelines reflect the latest CDC and local-government COVID-19 safety recommendations. You can make a difference by applying for one of our most-needed volunteer positions supporting blood collection or disaster response. We even have a variety of remote (work-from-home) opportunities available. While we do not require volunteers to be vaccinated against COVID-19, we will ask you to report whether you are or are not vaccinated. This personal, confidential information will help us determine appropriate staffing needs.
Be sure to review guidance from the CDC for more information, 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 the people we serve.
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.