Youth Volunteer (14 through 17 yrs. old)
Hello! We at the American Red Cross of the Greater Chesapeake Region thank you for your decision to help us serve! There are a few different opportunities for you as a 14-17 year old. You can become a community engagement volunteer and represent us in your community. If you are age 15 or older, you can volunteer as a Blood Services helper at local blood drives. Or you can start a Red Cross Club at your school. For more information about starting a Club, you'll need to contact one of the people below depending on the county your school is in. Most of the other positions, including disaster response, require you to be at least 18 years old; however if you have an idea on how to help that isn't listed as an opportunity, we'd love to hear it! Additionally, internships may be available.
Once you submit the first part of the volunteer application (below), you will receive a system-generated email prompting you to complete the application process in our online volunteer database called Volunteer Connection. (Be sure to check your junk mail in case the email goes there). There you will complete an online orientation, read/agree to Red Cross policies, update your profile with emergency contact information, print and have signed both the Parental Consent Form and Confidentiality Form, and select an area of interest. Please follow the system prompts and complete the orientation process in a timely manner so you can begin volunteering with us soon!
If you have any questions or need assistance, please do not hesitate to contact one of the people below depending on the county in which you reside.
Central Maryland (Baltimore City/County, Harford, or Howard Counties)
Joe Miletti, Joe.Miletti@redcross.org, 410.624.2023
Suzanne Farris, Suzanne.Farris@redcross.org, 410.202.3043
Southern Maryland (Anne Arundel, Calvert, Charles, or St. Mary's Counties)
Gloria Coliton, Gloria.Coliton@redcross.org, 410.627.5369
Western Maryland (Allegany, Carroll, Frederick, Garrett, or Washington Counties)
Dawn McDonald, Dawn.McDonald@redcross.org, 301.739.0717 ext. 210
Thank you again, and we look forward to working with you!