10 Reasons to Join the Red Cross
- Internship opportunities
No matter what your field of interest is, the Red Cross offers a variety of different internships to high school and college students. Contact your local chapter to see if this opportunity is available to you!
- Volunteer hours
With Volunteer Connection, you can access certificates and print a verified report of your volunteer hours ANYTIME you want. No more waiting!
- Leadership positions at the club, chapter, and national level
Get involved with the Red Cross today, and have the chance to serve as a Committee lead, Youth Executive Board member or even as part of the National Youth Council!
- Diverse fields to work in (health and safety, armed forces, communications, etc)
The Red Cross High School Leadership Program offers a chance to get a FREE Red Cross stole for your graduation ceremony, and a shot at a $5,000 scholarship!
- Access to a large array of resources
RedCrossYouth.org has resources on how to start a club, step by step activity guides to help you plan your club events, access to schedule 1-on-1 Office hours with a National Youth Council member, and much more! Make sure to keep updated with our most recent news, and sign up for our monthly newsletter, YouthWire.
Check out the Navin Narayan College Scholarship that annually awards $1,000 to an outstanding high school Senior!
- You’ll be able to continue with Red Cross no matter where you go
Red Cross will be present no matter where you go.
- Direct impact experience
If you are 16 and above, check out the “Disaster Action Team” at your local chapter to find out if you can work as a direct responder!
- Be connected with a passionate group of people to expand your network
As part of the Red Cross, you are part of one of the largest networks across the world.
Written byMiki Rai, National Youth Council Communications Working Group Lead
Special thanks to Joanna Hu and her Silicon Valley Youth Executive Board Team in California for their collaboration on this article.