Apply for the National Youth Council!


Applications for the National Youth Council (NYC) are now open! 

The National Youth Council consists of 13 youth and young adult volunteers from around the country, primarily high school, college, and young professional volunteers, as well as 2 adult unit paid or volunteer staff members who serve as Council advisors. The Council is supported by and works closely with the Youth and Young Adults team at National Headquarters.

The National Youth Council is looking for youth volunteers between the ages of 16 – 24 to represent Red Cross youth at the national level. Candidates who have had at least two years of experience with the Red Cross and are passionate about furthering the Red Cross mission both locally and at the national level are encouraged to apply. This two-year commitment provides an extraordinary leadership experience and also allows youth to engage and grow youth involvement throughout the organization.

The National Youth Council is also looking for adult youth supporters to be advisors for the NYC. Positions are open to experienced field youth coordinators, Red Cross Unit Executives, and skilled volunteers/employees in a specific line of service delivery, with a commitment to advance youth involvement. During this two-year term, advisors facilitate leadership building for all NYC members and provide guidance and recommendations on all Council projects.

All application materials are due by 11:59 pm EDTMonday May 15, 2017.  Questions regarding this application and completed application materials should be addressed to National Youth Council Vice-Chair, Bryan Solis, at

Member Application Materials:

NYC Member Instructions 2017

NYC Application 2017

Red Cross Recommendation Form 2017

Non-Red Cross Recommendation Form 2017

Advisor Application Materials:

NYC Advisor Application 2017

NYC Advisor Instructions 2017

Members of the NYC lead national youth programs and initiatives that aim to integrate youth within the mission of the American Red Cross.

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