Becoming a Red Cross Volunteer
When many of us think of volunteering for the Red Cross, we may think that means going overseas or being away from our friends and family for long periods of time in order to help others in need. However, that is not always the case. There are many ways to become a Red Cross volunteer in your own city and surrounding communities. Some examples of what you can do as a Red Cross volunteer include:
- Take a Leadership Role: Be the face of the Red Cross in your community and work on recruiting volunteers.
- Support the Red Cross Blood Team: Volunteer at blood drives by greeting people and helping others register. Pick up blood units and to take to the laboratory before being transferred to the hospital.
- Help During a Crisis: Provide food, shelter, comfort and more for families who were affected during a crisis.
- Educate Others: Teach community classes (water safety, preparedness, First Aid, and CPR).
- Support Our Armed Forces
- Assist with Fundraising Efforts
- Offer Health Care: First Aid and CPR volunteers’ staff special events.
- Use Your Communication Skills: Be a part of a fundraising or research team and provide presentations.
- Provide Office and Warehouse Support: Assist as a clerical or a staff support.
There is much more information about each of these volunteer opportunities on the Red Cross
Red Cross volunteer today. Signing up is easy as just going
. Those who sign up will receive free training and will assist others with as much or as little as they are able to.
Content provided by Hanna Kennedy, city of St. Joseph Emergency Manager Intern