Learn About Volunteer Opportunities

The vital work of the American Red Cross is made possible by people like you who contribute their unique backgrounds, talents and skill levels. Our needs change based on current events, adding flexibility to get you involved in an area that inspires you!

Explore typical opportunities on this page, or take a short quiz to discover the type of role that's right for you:

Your Local Red Cross Needs You

We have volunteer opportunities to match a wide range of interests and time commitment. Contact your local chapter to find out more about what is available in your area.

Opportunities for Nurses and Nursing Students

Nurses have been vital to the work of the American Red Cross since 1888. Today, more than 15,000 of your fellow nurses are involved in providing disaster services, teaching and developing courses, managing blood drives and other leadership roles throughout our organization.

Opportunities for Young People

25% of Red Cross volunteers are age 24 or younger. Being young is no barrier to being able to help people in need, in your community and around the world!

Opportunities for Groups, Clubs and Businesses

Mobilize members and employees to demonstrate their commitment to making a difference through a range of activities that build community resiliency and save lives.

The American Red Cross has many medical and healthcare roles listed with our recruitment partner USA Medical Staff – apply today for a rewarding volunteer role today!