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Train people to save lives by teaching first aid, CPR or disaster preparedness skills. More Information 

Assist in providing food, shelter and comfort to people affected by disasters. More Information

Support Red Cross operations through marketing, fundraising and administrative projects. More Information 

Committed, compassionate volunteers are the heart and soul of the American Red Cross Bay Area Chapter. As a volunteer, you play a vital role in fulfilling the Red Cross mission and help us strengthen our community. No matter your interests, skills or schedule, you can make a significant contribution to the community.
In the Bay Area, nearly 2,000 dedicated people who volunteer their time and energy to help us serve our community.
Learn More
  • Find out what it takes to be a Red Cross volunteer and take our questionnaire to see if volunteering is the right choice for you. More Information
  • Take a look at the types of volunteer positions we have available. Volunteer Opportunities 
Attend an Orientation
  • Complete our volunteer application. Volunteer Application
  • Sign up for one of our free volunteer orientation sessions. During the orientation, you will learn about the history and mission of the American Red Cross, as well as gain a greater understanding of the vital role our volunteers play and the opportunities available to you. Sign Up 
 Volunteer Assignment
  • Following your orientation, please contact our volunteer resources team at arcbav@usa.redcross.org to schedule a one-on-one interview. During the interview, we’ll discuss your specific skills and interests and identify a volunteer assignment for you.
  • Before placement, all volunteers need to complete a basic background check and sign agreement to the Red Cross code of conduct. More Information 
Please contact our volunteer resources team at arcbav@usa.redcross.org or 1-888-4-HELP-Bay for more information about becoming a Red Cross volunteer.

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