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Become a Red Cross Volunteer in your Community
From helping people impacted by disasters, like home fires and floods, to supporting lifesaving blood donations, you can make a difference. The need for volunteers remains critical and constant.

Disaster Action Team

Every 8 minutes the Red Cross responds to a disaster and it’s the compassionate volunteers, who make our mission to prevent and alleviate human suffering possible.  When you become a volunteer, you’re helping to turn tragedy into hope.

Blood Donor Ambassador

Every 2 seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood.  The need for blood is constant and so is the need for volunteers at our Blood Drives to help save lives.

If interested Click Here to apply or visit www.redcross.org/givetime

For questions or more information email [email protected] or call 612-463-6587

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Blood Drive greeters needed
Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood. And only about 3% of the US population donates blood. So successful blood drives are critical to ensuring that blood is available when people need it. You can help save lives by becoming a Red Cross Donor Ambassador!

As a Donor Ambassador, you will help guests have a positive experience at the blood drive by greeting them, making them feel comfortable during their visit, and thanking them as they leave. All that’s needed is a warm smile and the desire to serve.

Donor Ambassadors are the first point of contact with our Blood Donors and provide an essential service to our community!

If interested please Email us at [email protected] or call 612-463-6587

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Disaster Relief Volunteer Opportunity
  • Works as part of an assigned team to respond to local disasters within two hours.
  • Has access to RC Care and can directly enter case data.
  • Works with on-scene lead to assess whether additional resources/support are required and communicates those needs to DAT Leadership.
  • Attends regularly scheduled team/DAT meetings as required by Chapter/Region.
  • Commits to being available during assigned shifts and communicates scheduling conflicts with DAT Leadership.

  • Demonstrated commitment to mission of the American Red Cross
  • Remains current with all required training.
  • Able to respond reliably to local disasters when on call.
  • Able to follow Red Cross DAT and other related standards and procedures.
  • Reliable access to technology (including smartphone and laptop or computer)
  • Ability to learn and use Red Cross systems, including RC Care and RC Respond and online interfaces.
  • Ability to work in challenging and stressful conditions such as poor air quality, uneven ground, adverse weather, etc.
  • Must have a valid driver's license and/or a timely, reliable way to get to the scene.
Ability to:
  • Stand for two-hour periods
  • Sit for two-hour periods
  • Walk on uneven terrain
  • Walk for two miles during a shift
  • Work outdoors
  • Spend hours writing
  • Speak clearly on the phone and in person
  • Climb two or more flights of stairs
  • Drive in daytime and at night

Other responsibilities as assigned by DAT Leadership.

If you have questions, please contact the volunteer team at [email protected] or call 612-463-6587.

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Virtual Volunteer Opportunity - Dispatcher
This position supports the Regional Disaster Cycle Services department. Ensures timely activation and monitoring of local and regional Disaster Action Team (DAT) responses. The Duty Officer supports the DAT program either at the chapter/territory or region level.

Key Responsibilities

  1. Dispatch DAT members and monitor the response to ensure appropriate resources are made available.
  2. Activate Disaster Health Services, Disaster Mental Health, and Disaster Spiritual Care, Public Affairs when requested.
  3. Documents incoming disaster notification and creates & verifies events in RC Respond.
  4. May be required to monitor activity across multiple DAT responses.
  5. Notify Chapter and Regional staff of significant events, and contribute to an Initial Incident Report, when appropriate.
  6. Attends regularly scheduled team/DAT meetings as required by Chapter/Region.

  • Willingness to comply with Red Cross COVID-19 policies for in-person volunteer activities. G/A/P of RES/DAT/SA or above
  • Demonstrated leadership and communication skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to mission of the American Red Cross
  • Ability to remotely monitor and track details of DAT responses
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks in complex and stressful situations
  • Proficient with Red Cross systems and online interfaces
  • Sit and/or stand for minimum two-hour periods
  • Work for long periods on computer
  • Speak clearly on the phone and in person
Any questions or to learn more please email [email protected] or call 612-463-6587

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