Volunteer Connection  

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General Volunteer

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the American Red Cross of Chicago and Northern Illinois! (Not where you live? Click here to find out how to apply with your local chapter).

Click the circle to begin the application. After submitting, check your email for an invitation to continue the application process. Write down the Username/Password you create, as you will need to log into Volunteer Connection. Volunteer Connection is the Red Cross volunteer management system where you will complete the application process: update your profile, indicate your volunteer interest area, read and agree to Red Cross policies, and initiate a background check. We will be in touch along the way to ensure you are successful in completing the application!

Youth Volunteer Age 13 - 17

Youth programs build character and provide tools and experience for leadership, strong communication skills and community service.  Red Cross youth volunteers develop these skills and establish a sense of awareness by interacting with those in need.