Volunteer Connection  

Sound The Alarm. Save A Life. – September 23rd, 2017 – 8:30am-1:00pm- Bristol, TN

**Thank you so much for reaching out about volunteering with Sound the Alarm.Due to the impact of Hurricane Harvey’s historic flooding, and Hurricane Irma’s approach in the Southeast as a major storm, we have decided to delay our Sound the Alarm events in most cities (scheduled for September 23 – October 15), until a later date – most likely Spring 2018. Responding to the urgent needs of those impacted by these two major disasters is the top priority of the American Red Cross. 

This was a difficult decision and one that was made with great care. Whether you are an existing Red Cross volunteer, a valued partner, or new to our organization, we hope you understand.

We are working on website updates and scheduling new events, and will continue to keep you informed along the way.

You may want to consider volunteering right away – and we need your help! Please visit http://recross.org/volunteer and fill out the online application. We are welcoming a high volume of new volunteers in an incredible outpouring of support, so please allow us time to process your application.

If you also participated in a peer-to-peer fundraising campaigns, you will be provided with more information on those efforts shortly.

The installation of our 1 millionth alarm, which is expected to occur soon, was planned to be an important element of Sound the Alarm. We will still recognize this extraordinary milestone, and will share more details as they become available.

Thank you raising your hand to help your community, and again, we apologize for any inconvenience caused by these changes. We’ll continue to keep you informed as we formalize details around the future plans for the Sound the Alarm.


Thank you for playing a major role in helping the Red Cross and
our partners to install 100,000 free smoke alarms nationwide
in September and October, leading up to our one millionth smoke
alarm installation.  

Please complete the form below to get started.

Thank you!

Age & Photo Release

Youth under 18 need parental consent to participate in Home Fire Campaign events. 
Please print out and have your parent/guardian fill out the Parental Consent form and bring
it with you to the Registration table on the day of the event. Opportunities available for youth
are Documenter and Educator positions on Installation Teams. 
Download & print Parental Consent Form (PDF) >>

I give to American Red Cross, and its designees and agents, unlimited permission to photograph, videotape,
and record me and my residence/property; and, for American Red Cross and its licensees and assignees,
permission to use, publish and republish in any form or media for any purpose, information about me,
statements made by me, and reproduction of my likeness, my voice, and my residence/property,
with or without identification of me by name.  If a child’s image is used with mine or separately, and
I am the parent or guardian of that child, I agree to this on behalf of myself and the child. 

Ways to Help

There are a variety of ways to help at this event. Please see below for a general description
of these options and indicate any preference you have in terms of how you'd like to help us
on the day of the event.

Volunteer Safety Educator:  Educates the family on fire safety
and assists with completing a disaster plan while the smoke alarms
are being installed.  This volunteer should be comfortable speaking
with a wide variety of individuals.

Volunteer Smoke Alarm Installer:  Installs smoke alarms in
homes during the canvassing event.  This volunteer should be
comfortable using a ladder and a power drill.

Volunteer Documenter:  Records information about each home
and the number of alarms installed.  This person should be
comfortable completing basic paperwork.

Group Information

Please complete the information below if you are volunteering
as part of a group or organization.

Please click “SUBMIT” to complete your registration

Note: In accordance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998, youth under the age of 13
cannot be registered on Red Cross websites nor have personal information stored online by any
Red Cross unit, but can still support the organization and be recognized as a volunteer.