Leadership Opportunities within the American Red Cross

The American Red Cross is an organization that offers wonderful opportunities for all volunteers to get involved in serving the 5 lines of service, including: 1. Service to the Armed Forces 2. Health and Safety 3. Disaster 4. Biomedical 5. International _________________ The American Red Cross also offers an abundance of opportunities for youth to […]

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National Young Professionals Council Seeks New Members

The American Red Cross National Young Professionals Council (NYPC) seeks to fill up to four seats on the Council and is soliciting applications from young professional volunteers to serve a two-year term that will begin June 1, 2014. Young professional volunteers with field experience in a Red Cross young professionals group are highly encouraged to […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Michael Tripodi

Michael Tripodi is a dedicated Disaster Services volunteer who began his involvement with the Red Cross as a Health and Safety Instructor. Before he was responding to house fires and hurricanes, he was a Wilderness First Aid Basics Instructor and a Lifeguard Instructor for the Westchester County Chapter, teaching classes whenever he was home from […]

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Updated: Hurricane Isaac – Facts for your Fundraising

As previously posted, find guidance on the language and wording you should use for your Hurricane Isaac disaster relief fundraising efforts. Find the updated document here: http://on.fb.me/PRUYgP

Hurricane Isaac: Facts for your Fundraising

Visit the American Red Cross Youth Facebook page to get the latest information to assist your fundraising for relief efforts. Not already a Facebook fan of us?  Then “like” our page and join the movement! Link: http://on.fb.me/PRUYgP

Young Volunteers Help Others Prepare for Isaac

It takes all kinds of people to prepare for a situation like Hurricane Isaac—different ages, different backgrounds and different skills. It takes people like Sarah Castro and Valerie Wilkins, members of the University of South Florida American Red Cross Club in Tampa. This week, the American Red Cross Tampa Bay Chapter asked the two youth […]

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Red Cross Youth Volunteer Raises $36,000 through Rock Concert

Max McCallister is 17 years old and is a youth volunteer with the Greater Kansas City Chapter of the American Red Cross. Recently Max and his team held a youth-led rock concert called “RedRock KC” to buy a new first aid vehicle for the American Red Cross Kansas City Chapter American Red Cross Kansas City […]

Summer Vacation Becomes Interactive Learning Experience

With additional reporting by Amanda Crabbe (Greater NY Red Cross Chapter), Emily Martin (National Capital Region Red Cross Chapter) and Eric Sigmund (American Red Cross) Over the next few weeks, an estimated 16.3 million high school students will be heading back to school, bringing the inevitable “what I did for summer break” conversations to hallways […]

Red Cross Pick-Up Lines for Valentine’s Day Part 2

Happy Valentine’s Day Red Crossers! And Happy Anna Howard Shaw Day for those who do not celebrate the chocolate filled holiday. Last year, I composed a few Red Cross related pick-up lines folks could use on Valentine’s Day. The post was quite popular so I decided to write new conversation starters for 2012. Enjoy. For […]

San Francisco National Youth Council Meeting Post #4

It’s been one heck of a ride this past weekend! I am finally home after a whirlwind of National Youth Council meetings, new projects, new beginnings and San Francisco’s city lights. It is funny how you can only come to appreciate something right in your own backyard when you are able to see it through […]

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