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.
Make a Difference in Your Community
Volunteers constitute about 90 percent of the American Red Cross workforce. Volunteers make it possible to respond to an average of more than 60,000 disasters every year, most of them home and apartment fires. Find out about the needs in your area by searching for current volunteer opportunities.
Assist with volunteer recruitment, placement, record keeping and recognition.
Provide food, shelter, comfort and care for families affected by major disasters such as fire, hurricanes and tornadoes.
Disaster Action Team
Volunteers need to respond to single-family fires with a disaster action team supervisor.