Volunteer Application

Adult Volunteer Application


Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the American Red Cross National Capital Region as an Adult Volunteer! To be considered for a volunteer position, you must submit an application with the American Red Cross. You will then be contacted by one of our staff members to discuss the position and your availability further.

Please note, this application is intended to be used by adults ages 18 years of age or older. If you are under the age of 18, please complete our Youth Application.

To get started, please submit your contact information using the form below.

Our application is made up of seven easy steps:

1. Submit your Volunteer Application
2. Activate your Volunteer Connection account
3. Complete the Red Cross Online Orientation.
4. Choose a volunteer opportunity.
5. Update your volunteer profile with additional information.
6. Read and agree to the Red Cross policies.
7. Initiate a background check.

Volunteer Connection, our volunteer management system, will walk you through all of the necessary steps to complete your application. You may save your progress at any time should you need to come back and complete the application later. Incomplete applications will be saved for a period of 30 days before being discarded.

Not located in the National Capital Region? Please click here to locate your local American Red Cross chapter.



Contact Information

  • *One phone number is required

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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.