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: _________ […]

How Youth Can Help in Disasters

As a Houstonian, watching my city go underwater during Hurricane Harvey has been terrifying. However, I am so so proud of all the volunteers that have come to help, both from inside and outside the city. In many places, there were so many volunteers that local organizations had to turn people away due to overcapacity. […]

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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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Hurricane Harvey: A First-Hand Account

A First-Hand Account from Someone who Endured the Floodwaters It was a normal Texas summer day like any other: the oddly-shaped glass buildings of Houston’s Montrose district twinkled distinctly before me, drawing me in with their wacky pastel colors. I was spending the afternoon waltzing to and from different boutiques, fully enveloped in the rich […]

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CRASH COURSE 2017 | Introductory Call

        Meet other Red Cross youth. Learn about youth-specific resources. Found your own club. On September 14th, 9pm EST, join us in our nationwide Crash Course Introductory Call for the 2017-2018 school year! Why join? You will have the amazing opportunity to: Meet other outstanding youth volunteers from all across the nation […]

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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 […]

Youth Spotlight: Marissa Tehrani

Marissa’s Red Cross story begins in 2013 when she started school at Camas High. She signed up for the American Red Cross club eagerly and attended every event her club had to offer. She enjoyed all things medical and loved to lend a helping hand whenever she possibly could, making the Red Cross the perfect […]

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Youth Spotlight: Jason Kim

Jason Kim is a senior in high school, and is an amazing volunteer who works incredibly hard to make sure that his local Youth Council operates optimally. Jason is a role model for any Red Cross youth volunteer and truly deserves recognition for his hard work. Jason first became involved as a freshman with his […]

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Apply for the National Youth Council!

  Applications for the National Youth Council (NYC) are now open!  The National Youth Council consists of 13 youth and young adult volunteers from around the country, primarily high school, college, and young professional volunteers, as well as 2 adult unit paid or volunteer staff members who serve as Council advisors. The Council is supported […]

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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 […]

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