The American Red Cross National Youth Council is proud to present a variety of resources to assist you with your program’s development. We have compiled various documents, PowerPoints, and links to provide support materials and ideas for your program. If you have any resources that have been valuable to you and you feel would be a helpful addition to our page, please send it our way: YouthInvolvement@redcross.org.
The American Red Cross has developed fun activity guides for your group to use to help spread the word about the Red Cross and its mission to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. Activity guides can be used by Red Cross Clubs, youth groups, or classes who want to organize around Red Cross mission-related activities. These activity guides will help you lead Red Cross activities. No matter what activity you choose, get in touch with your local Red Cross chapter or Service to the Armed Forces (SAF) station. The Red Cross can provide you with helpful resources and guidelines to make your activity a success!
Starting a College Red Cross Club
Want to start a Red Cross Club at your school? Find out the steps you need to take to start a club.
One stop shop in starting clubs, running programs, and building capacity for your youth programs
Youth Leadership Manual
A guide for establishing a Red Cross club on your college campus
Creating Opportunities for Youth
A guide to help reach out to college students
College Club Operations
A guide to help with overall club operations
General Resources for ARC Youth
Free Online Resources for Red Cross Youth Programs
From the 2008 NYC National Red Cross Convention – Input from Red Cross Youth Nationally
Social Media Toolkit
A kit with everything you need to know about social media
Measles Initiative PPT
A thorough powerpoint on the history of Measles Initiative and its progress through 2009.
Measles Advocate Video
A video raising awareness about the Measles Initiative.
Madagascar Campaign Video
An example video of what the Measles Initiative does.
Service to the Armed Forces
United We Serve SAF Toolkit
Originally used for a “United We Serve” Project, this toolkit gives great examples of what youth can do to help service to the armed forces!
Presentations and Handouts from the National Youth Institute 2009
American Red Cross 1.0
An updated primer on the Red Cross for new youth volunteers.
American Red Cross 2.0
An updated review of Red Cross priorities and opportunities for experienced youth volunteers.
An excellent overview of fundraising, including donor motivation, making an effective case and the different options available to youth programs.
A step-by-step workshop for evaluating and developing a complete action plan to support club or chapter fundraising priorities.
A reference for youth programs that use social media tools – like YouTube, Utterli and WordPress – to help relate the story of what the Red Cross means to individuals and communities.