When you volunteer with the American Red Cross, you become a part of one of the largest humanitarian organizations in the world and are able to make a positive impact on your peers and in your community. Volunteering with the Red Cross will help you make a difference in other people’s lives, all while maximizing your talents, learning new skills, improving your resume and meeting new people.
Red Cross Club Toolkits
One of the many ways to become a Red Cross volunteer is to start or join a Red Cross Club.
A Red Cross Club is a group that provides you and your peers with opportunities to make a meaningful impact by addressing your community’s greatest needs and developing leadership skills. Red Cross Clubs empower you with knowledge and life-saving skills to help prepare your school and community to respond to emergencies.
Check out our toolkits below to help you start and maintain a successful Red Cross Club!
- Club in a Box: A toolkit to help you start a Red Cross Club
- Red Cross Clubs: Service Project Ideas
- Red Cross Clubs: Planning your own Projects
- Red Cross Clubs: Working with Local Red Cross Unit
- Red Cross Clubs: Recruit Retain Recognize Club Members
- Red Cross Clubs: Planning your Red Cross Club Year
- Red Cross Club: Club Meetings
For more information about starting and joining a Red Cross Club, contact your local Red Cross Unit.
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!
Mickey and Friends Disaster Preparedness Activity Book
This educational workbook, targeted to grades 2 – 4, teaches children and their families what to expect before, during, and after a disaster in a fun and interactive way.
Presentations for Red Cross Clubs
How to Fundraise Presentation
A guide with tips on how to host a successful fundraiser for the American Red Cross.
Red Cross Club Presentation for School Administration
A presentation to introduce and explain Red Cross Clubs to school administration. Use when seeking approval from school administration to start a Red Cross Club.
- Red Cross Club Presentation for School Administration (PDF)
- Red Cross Club Presentation for School Administration Facilitator’s Script
Menu of Youth Opportunities
If you are not sure how to get involved with the Red Cross, check out our Menu of Youth Opportunities! Under each line of service, there is a list of opportunities and activities for youth and how to get involved with the Red Cross.
Resources for Advisors
Guide to Mentoring Youth
A guide for youth advisors on ways to help youth
Youth in Disaster Services
A presentation by two former Chairs of the National Youth Council
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!
Find a Red Cross Club
Are you wondering where our Red Cross Clubs are located? Is there a Red Cross Club at your school or in your community? Check out the Red Cross Club Listing page. The page provides an overview of the registered Red Cross Clubs in each state and allows you to see details about specific Clubs. You can search by zip or city and can filter by age group within your state.