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Adult (18+)


As a leader in the nonprofit industry, the American Red Cross is committed to fostering a high-performing and diverse team who mirror the nation we serve and the people who support us.  If you are under 18 years of age, you must complete our youth application.  If you are not a resident of Northeast Ohio, click here to find a local Red Cross office nearest you.

Step 1: Create your online Volunteer Connection profile by submitting the information on this page.  When selecting a chapter, please see list below of county chapter coverage.

American Red Cross of Lake Erie/Heartland: Ashland, Erie, Huron, Holmes, Lorain, Richland, Wayne Counties

American Red Cross of Greater Cleveland: Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake Counties

American Red Cross of Summit, Portage and Medina Counties

American Red Cross of Stark and Muskingum Lakes: Carroll, Harrison, Stark, Tuscarawas Counties

American Red Cross of Lake to River: Ashtabula, Columbiana, Jefferson, Mahoning and Trumbull Counties

Step 2: Activate your account.  After you submit your application profile information, you will receive an automatic email with a link to activate your account.

Step 3: Complete the Next Steps for Prospective Volunteers. Simply follow the checklist provided on your account home page to complete the following:  view online orientation video; update your profile; read and agree to Red Cross policies; initiate your background check; and indicate your volunteering interest(s). 

 If you have any difficulty with this application, please contact Volunteer Services

NEOvolunteer@redcross.org 216-431-3328



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*A Red Cross volunteer is an individual who freely assists the American Red Cross in the accomplishment of its mission without expectation or receipt of compensation.