The Global Disaster Preparedness Center is Giving Away an iPad!

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The Global Disaster Preparedness Center at the American Red Cross Headquarters in Washington, DC is hosting a #MyResilenceStory video contest and the prizes for winners are iPads and iPods! Use your smartphone, tablet, or laptop camera to capture in a 2-5 minute video about how you are contributing to make your community disaster resilient and the lessons you’ve learned.

  • Upload your video to your YouTube channel with the title #MyResilienceStory and your name.
  • Write a brief description of your story including the city and/or country.
  • Create an account on and share the YouTube link of your video as a resource.

The deadline to enter is April 12, 2015 at 11:59PM EST.

Find further contest details  at

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Apply to the National Youth Council!


The National Youth Council has seven open positions for youth between the ages of 16 and 24 to represent Red Cross youth at the national level!  We are looking for candidates who have had at least two years experience with the Red Cross, and are passionate about the organization as a whole.  It is a two-year commitment that not only provides the opportunity to have extraordinary leadership experience, but also allows you to better youth involvement in the organization as a whole.

Applications will be available on starting April 1st!


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Got Preparedness?

FEMA’s Youth Preparedness Council is running a national competition called “Got Preparedness?” It’s a Facebook video competition from March 12th-April 22nd for students in 7th-12th grade to help prepare students for natural disasters. Check out the link for more information! 

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Participate in Global Youth Service Day


Join millions of youth around & #RaiseYourVoice for #GYSD April 17-19! Post videos of you, and everyone you know, raising your voice for Global Youth Service Day. Show off where you are & what you’re going to do! 

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Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Fundamental Principles

Have the Fundamental Principles ever helped you solve a problem while volunteering with the Red Cross? If so, we want to hear from you! In 2015, to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of our Fundamental Principles, we are looking for 50 ethical dilemmas that show how our principles help Red Cross volunteers make good decisions. Share your stories on the HELP community, an online platform for youth to share activities, ask questions, and discuss youth initiatives with humanitarians around the world.

To join, go directly to the HELP Welcome page and login in to the Learning Platform. If you are not registered on the RCRC Learning platform yet, please “create your profile”. Then you will arrive at the HELP Welcome page and from there you can navigate to the HELP Community.

Learn more at IFRC web site, as well as the link to the HELP Welcome page.

You can email at the American Red Cross if you have any questions.

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