Volunteer Application

General Adult Volunteer (18+)


Thank you for your interest in becoming an American Red Cross Volunteer!

Volunteers are the power and the passion behind the American Red Cross. As a Red Cross volunteer you will make a difference every day.  Whether you are comforting a victim of a house fire, providing disaster preparedness training, assisting in the office, or helping with blood drives or special events, you will be helping to change lives. 

Get started now by joining our Red Cross volunteer team. Please fill out the information below to create your profile in Volunteer Connection. Once you submit your information, you will receive an automatic e-mail with a link to activate your account. This should happen within a few minutes. If you do not quickly receive an activation e-mail, check your spam folder.

 Once you've received the activation e-mail and clicked on the link to activate your account, you will be asked to complete several additional steps to become a Red Cross volunteer.  You will be asked to create a username and password for this application.  The username must be your complete primary email address.  Remember the Password you create, as you will be asked to authenticate your Red Cross “Volunteer Connection” account. If you do not receive a follow up email or have questions about the process, please contact:  julie.struck@redcross.org, Regional Volunteer Director.

 (Please note that this application is for volunteers ages 18 and older.  If you are under 18 and would like to participate in our Youth Volunteer program, please complete our Youth Volunteer Application. Thank you!)

When prompted to select your chapter, please choose the chapter that corresponds to your county of residence:

American Red Cross of Central Iowa
Serving the counties of: Adair, Adams, Appanoose, Audubon, Boone, Carroll, Cass, Clarke, Dallas, Davis, Decatur, Fremont, Greene, Guthrie, Jasper, Lucas, Madison, Mahaska, Marion, Monroe, Montgomery, Page, Polk, Ringgold, Shelby, Story, Taylor, Union, Wapello, Warren, Wayne

American Red Cross of North and Western Iowa

Serving the counties of: Buena Vista, Calhoun, Cerro Gordo, Cherokee, Clay, Crawford, Dakota (NE), Dickinson, Emmet, Franklin, Hamilton, Hancock, Humboldt, Ida, Kossuth, Lyon, Monona, O’Brien, Osceola, Palo Alto, Plymouth, Pocahontas, Sac, Sioux, Union (SD), Webster, Winnebago, Woodbury, Wright

 American Red Cross of Northeast Iowa

Serving the counties of: Allamakee, Bremer, Buchanan, Butler, Cedar, Chickasaw, Clayton, Clinton, Delaware, Dubuque, Fayette, Floyd, Howard, Jackson, Jones, Mitchell, Winneshiek, Worth

American Red Cross of South and Eastern Iowa
Serving the counties of: Benton, Black Hawk, Des Moines, Grundy, Hardin, Henry, Iowa, Jefferson, Johnson, Keokuk, Lee, Linn, Louisa, Marshall, Poweshiek, Tama, Van Buren, Washington



Contact Information

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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.