Youth Spotlight: Paolo Martinez

Youth Spotlight: Paolo Martinez, Braving the Floods 5AM mornings. 20 hour work days. Saving a man’s life. It’s all tough work – work that some may never even experience in their lifetime, but for Paolo Martinez, helping others through his work has always been such a fulfilling feeling. Paolo joined the Red Cross as an […]

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Are you Pretty Amazing? Scholarship Contest

  Have you done something pretty amazing as a Red Cross Volunteer? Showcase your passion by entering 17 Magazine’s Pretty Amazing Scholarship Contest! Last years winner Zoe Damacela says, “it’s wonderful to do something amazing for yourself, but even better if you can use your skill or talent to improve the lives of others. Girls […]

Interview with Superstorm Sandy youth volunteer, Eli Russ

Superstorm Sandy cut a destructive path up the coast, flooding streets with torrential rainfall and battering homes with dangerous, gale-force winds. With the help of volunteers, the American Red Cross opened 100+ overnight shelters across multiple states, secured nearly a quarter of a million shelf-stable meals, and deployed more than 1,300 trained emergency workers to the areas where they’re needed most.   Here’s […]

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Holiday Mail for Heroes

One Thursday afternoon when high school students could have been doing various things, a group of young Red Cross volunteers came together to make cards for soldiers. The Red Cross calls this program Holiday Mail for Heroes. It takes takes place between October 1 and December 7th, and serves as an engaging and simple way […]

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Former Youth Volunteer Runs Marathon for Red Cross

Meet Mike Chan, former Red Cross Youth Volunteer from the Greater New York Chapter, who is running for Team Red Cross at the ING New York City Marathon this November. Please cheer him on! Read about his story here.  

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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:

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:

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 Club Responds to Hurricane Irene

The Mamaroneck High School Red Cross Club’s most outstanding disaster response was during Hurricane Irene in August 2011.  The American Red Cross established a large evacuation shelter at the high school due to fears of flooding and other storm damage. Under my coordination as club president, the club provided 13 volunteers during the critical first […]

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Volunteer Connection

Volunteer Connection