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STEP 1: Take our self-assessment to see if the Red Cross is the right volunteer opportunity for you.

STEP 2: View our list of open position descriptions.

STEP 3: Register online for a free volunteer orientation, at which we will acquaint you with the different types of volunteer opportunities that await you, and answer all your questions about becoming a member of the American Red Cross volunteer family.

All prospective adult volunteers are required to attend an orientation. Attendance at any one of our Bay Area locations will fulfill the orientation requirement for all of the chapter's six counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo and Solano.

All Red Cross employees and volunteers must undergo background checks through MyBackgroundCheck.com. This new initiative will help bring consistency to our background check program and emphasize our organization's commitment to providing the highest quality of service to customers and donors. To find out more please check out the Frequently Asked Questions. [PDF, 75K]

*Please note: We ask for a minimum of three months commitment for most of our volunteer positions and six months for some of our positions.

For more information, please contact us at arcbav@usa.redcross.org, or (888) 229-8652, or fill out our online inquiry form.

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