Meet your 2017-2018 National Youth Council Members!

National Youth Council (NYC) members are appointed 2-year terms every July. In July, we welcomed new members Angela Liu, Evan Batov, Hoyt Gong, Ian Lee,  and Michelle Glauberzon.  Learn more about our members’ below: Within the National Youth Council, all members work collaboratively together to serve the Red Cross mission and 5 lines of service. In […]

Apply to be a Field Ambassador!

Youth Engagement. Individualized Support. National Outreach.  The National Youth Council is officially accepting applications for 2017-2018 Field Ambassadors! This is a really awesome opportunity for youth volunteer leaders (ex. Youth Executive/Advisory Board member/Red Cross Community leaders/etc). If selected, you will have the opportunity to become an American Red Cross 2017-2018 Field Ambassador! See below for more details: _________ […]

Office Hours: A Resource for Red Cross Members, Club Leaders, and YOU!

Are you a Red Cross youth member who has questions about getting CPR certified or organizing a blood drive? Does your club need ideas for member retention or recruitment?  Would you like to chat with a National Youth Council member via Skype, Google Hangouts, or phone as part of our Office Hours initiative? Office hours […]

Spotlight on Walled Lake Central High’s Red Cross Club

The students at Walled Lake Central High School are a motivated bunch – members of the Red Cross Club host blood drives, and partner with their school and community to promote the Red Cross mission. This month, for March is Red Cross Month, WLC Red Cross Club members conducted the Totes for Hope activity. They […]

National Youth Council Feedback

Want to see more events like National Youth Involvement Month? Still have questions about Volunteer Connection? Have suggestions for our Facebook Page? Let the National Youth Council know how we’re doing being a source of support and assistance. Please fill out this poll thoughtfully to help us evaluate our work. If you have any questions […]

2016 Navin Narayan Scholarship Announcement

Congratulations to our 2016 Navin Narayan Scholarship Winner – Joanna Hu! Joanna recently graduated from Evergreen Valley High School (EVHS) in San Jose, CA, and will attend the University of Pennsylvania (U Penn) in Philadelphia, PA this fall. She is currently involved with the Silicon Valley Red Cross Chapter and EVHS Red Cross Club, and plans to join the Philadelphia Red […]

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Experience the Journey of a Refugee

  Losing Your Most Prized Possessions – the newest Red Cross IHL youth activity guide – puts you in the shoes of a refugee or internally displaced person (IDP). By participating in this simulation, you can experience some of the struggles facing refugees and IDPs and learn about the protections offered by international humanitarian law […]

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Five Tips for Successfully Coordinating a Blood Drive

Blood services is an important branch in the American Red Cross. Did you know that in the United States, the Red Cross supplies more than 40% of the nation’s blood supply? Youth play a key role in reaching the high demand for blood by coordinating blood drives at high schools, colleges, and other community areas. […]

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These Moments From the #WhyI Blood Drive Campaign Will Make You Feel All the Feels

Western Michigan University successfully launched the “why I…” campaign for a partnership blood drive with the university theatre department this February. President Jimmy Brand brought forth the idea because he wanted to find ways to “put a face to the issue of volunteerism.” The WMU Red Cross club members took photos of the volunteers and donors […]

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Red Cross as a Pre-med/ Pre-health Student: How to kill two birds with one stone

Our culture has taught us the importance of being a well-rounded individual: whether you are applying for college or trying to get a job, there is a large emphasis on being not only academically intelligent, but being an individual who is invested in their community. As cliché as it is, employers and admissions officers would […]

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