National Youth Council


“Twenty-five percent, or 100,000, of American Red Cross volunteers are youth or young adults, defined as age 24 and younger.”


The American Red Cross National Youth Council (NYC) is a group of thirteen youth members and two adult advisors who nationally represent and serve the youth volunteers of the American Red Cross. Drawing upon the creativity, dedication, and energy of youth, the National Youth Council seeks to promote young volunteers as an organizational resource.


Specifically, the National Youth Council:


In recognition of its work, the National Youth Council has been presented with numerous awards, including the 2007 Together for Humanity Award, given by the International Federation of Red Cross and international Red Crescent Societies.


To contact members of the National Youth Council, see our membership page for individual email addresses.


To receive regular communications from the National Youth Council, join our Facebook group and subscribe to YouthWire: Red Cross Youth Newsletter.


The 2016 application process is closed, and the 2017 application process will open in April 2017.


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