Make a Difference at the American Red Cross

The Red Cross is powered by community members like you! Every day, Red Cross volunteers dedicate their time, talents and treasures to serve the Red Cross mission.

Red Cross disaster volunteers are an important part of our team. Join us to make a difference in your community and help someone in need after a disaster. These volunteers responding to disasters are currently the most needed:

Disaster Action Team volunteers respond to home fires and provide emotional support, financial assistance, and information to help families begin the process of recovery.

Disaster casework volunteers provide advocacy, referrals, and financial assistance to individuals and families affected by disaster.

Shelter Volunteers  Be the safety, comfort, and hope for those who are unexpectedly impacted by disasters. Help coordinate basic human needs like shelter, food, and other necessities so they can begin putting their lives back together.

Health Professionals Licensed healthcare professionals needed! With predictions for a very active hurricane and wildfire season, disaster victims need your expert care and comfort. Training is free and CE credit is available. For those able to travel outside of their local area, a commitment of at least 10 consecutive days, with shifts of 8 or 12 hours each (we’ll cover travel, food, and accommodations). Licenses required: RN, LPN, LVN, EMT, Paramedic, MD, DO, PA, NP, APRN. It’s the hardest job you will ever love! 

Disaster Finance Volunteers Do you have fiscal management experience and skills that could help the 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.

Disaster Public Affairs Is telling a story something that interests you? Help tell the Red Cross story as a Red Cross Public Affairs volunteer. During a disaster, be a critical member of the team that helps people know where to get help and what the Red Cross is doing.

If none of these volunteer opportunities interest you, take our short quiz to determine what is best for you. Take the quiz.

Remember, not all heroes wear capes. Put on a red vest and join us. Sign up today at

One thought on “Make a Difference at the American Red Cross

  1. As a Red Cross disaster caseworker, I have received so much gratification from supporting the community who have experienced loss. I encourage all to join the American Red Cross.


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