Volunteer for needed positions with the American Red Cross

90% of the Red Cross workforce are volunteers. Our work is possible because of people like you. Discover the role that's right for you and join us today!

The Hawaii Red Cross is always looking for people with various backgrounds, talents and skill levels. Our needs are often specific based on current events and levels of ground support, but we’ll do our best to accommodate your desire to get involved!

Thank you so much for your interest in volunteering with the American Red Cross. We make finding opportunities easy — take a short quiz (preferred), search by keyword or title, or browse through our various types of roles. Search for volunteer opportunities by your interest, key words, and location

Become a Volunteer: Your time and talent can make a real difference in people's lives.

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List of typical Hawaii Red Cross volunteer opportunities:

General Oportunities

  • Administrative Support- Help with routine administrative duties such as entering data, filing, and mailing
  • Fundraising Support- Provide support with Salesforce and other database management, donor mailings, special events and other administrative tasks
  • Thank a Donor- Make calls to thank Red Cross financial donors
  • Public Affairs- Help spread the Red Cross story across the community
  • Volunteer Management- Assist with volunteer recruitment, placement, record keeping and recognition
  • School Clubs- High school students to lead Red Cross school clubs
  • Language Bank- Utilize your language skills to translate

Engagement Opportunities for Organizations

  • Organizational Event-Based Volunteers- Support Red Cross events as an organization (including telethons, canvassing events, etc.)
  • Ready When the Time Comes Volunteers- Corporations, schools, churches, or other community organizations can train employees to serve as Red Cross volunteers when a major local disaster strikes.

Disaster Response

  • Disaster Action Team- Be on call and work as a member of a team to provide immediate emergency aid to people affected by single and multi-family incidents; usually home fires
  • Disaster Staff Services- Help with onboarding, placing and processing new volunteers
  • Health/Mental Health Services- Address the health or mental health needs of disaster survivors and disaster workers
  • Logistics- Establish partnerships with qualified vendors that can be activated during disasters for transportation, warehousing and disaster relief supplies
  • Damage Assessment- Verify and classify disaster caused damage to homes
  • Sheltering- Be a part of a team that manages Red Cross emergency shelters
  • Feeding- Survey potential vendors and voluntary organizations who can provide feeding support during time of disaster

Disaster Preparedness

  • Community Preparedness Presenter- Educate individuals and groups on how to be prepared before a disaster occurs
  • Pillowcase Presenter- Teach children grades 3-5 how to prepare for emergencies, enhance coping skills, and practice protective measures that they can share with their family

Preparedness Health and Safety

  • Health and Safety Instructor- Teach community classes such as CPR, First Aid and water safety to children and adults
  • Health and Safety Instructor Trainer- Train instructors on how to teach community classes such as CPR, First Aid and water safety to children and adults

Services to the Armed Forces

  • Armed Forces Caseworker- Ensure delivery of emergency communications for members of the military and their dependents to keep these families connected during crisis
  • International Tracing Services- Assist in the international search for persons living overseas, in war-torn countries or thought to be living in your community
  • Administrative Support- Administrative and clerical support at Military bases
  • Military Briefing- Briefing various military and civilian groups throughout the island on Red Cross programs
  • Medical Professionals and Paraprofessionals- Lend a hand to patients at Veterans Administration and military hospitals (MD, LPN, PRN, Licensed PT, Pharmacists, EMT, CAN, MA, Pharmacy Tech, PT Practitioners)
  • Youth Support- Support and shadow other volunteers and professionals at Veterans Administration and military hospitals
  • Human Animal Bond Program- Volunteers bring their dogs to Tripler Army Medical Center wards, clinics and waiting areas for informal visits with patients who are recovering from physical, mental or social illness
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