Nationally, there are over one million volunteers for the Red Cross. While many volunteers tend to local community needs by those who have experienced a disaster like a home fire or flood, there are many other ways to work with the Red Cross including supporting the Red Cross Service to Armed Forces, Blood Drives, work at events, community meetings, and more. All are welcome and encouraged to make a difference in their community. The Red Cross has created two ways to use your mobile device to help you volunteer, the Team Red Cross App and the Volunteer Connection App.
When a large scale disaster hits, the Team Red Cross App makes it easy for you to help the response through just-in-time training. The app has extensive training materials so you know exactly how to provide help with disaster assessment, feeding, bulk distribution, or other important work to assist those when they need it most. Using the GPS on your mobile device, the app instantly recognizes where you are and tells you what help is needed in your area. For more information, visit www.redcross.org/apps.
The Volunteer Connection app is for those who are currently volunteers for the Red Cross. The app will help you easily update your profile, log your volunteer hours, schedule your shifts or read up on the latest news from your groups. The app works with the existing volunteer connection website, but gives you the power to stay connected through your mobile device. The apps are downloadable for the iPhone and Android servers.
To get started as a volunteer, or learn about additional opportunities visit www.redcross.org/volunteer.