COVID-19 Volunteer Interest Form

Thank you for your interest in supporting the American Red Cross during the current shelter-in-place orders! As you are aware, our needs and opportunities are slightly different in the current situation, and we wanted to give you an opportunity to express interest in doing something new.

Please fill in the form below to mark interest, and our team will work at connecting you with the relevant teams.

*All fields are required.

I am interested in volunteering: (See below for a short description of each role)

  • Blood Screeners: Help check temperatures of blood donors before they enter a blood drive. Must be 18+. Shifts are 4 hours and available 7 days/week.
  • Blood Donor Ambassadors: Greet and register blood donors and provide snacks post-donation. Shifts are 4 hours and available 7 days/week. Must be 15+.
  • Transportation Specialists: Transport life-saving blood products to patients in hospitals using a Red Cross van. Shifts are 2-4 hours and available 7 days/week. Must be 21+, able to move boxes up to 45 lbs., and have a valid license. Drive with a friend or family member (13+)! Available in Oakland, San Francisco, San Jose, Stockton. 
  • Disaster Action Team Member: Help Disaster Action Teams respond in-person to support clients displaced by small disasters, such as single-family fires, to provide financial and emotional support.
  • Support Food Bank Mission: We are looking for volunteers to work at the food banks to help sort and distribute food. This includes sorting dry goods, produce, and packaged food into food bags and, where needed, helping with no client contact distribution of food to the public (e.g. cars drive up and food is placed in their trunk by volunteers). Click here to see available shifts: Disaster Relief Operation - Volunteer Shifts
  • Training for Wildfire Shelter Response Team*: Train to work in Red Cross shelter in case of a large response while social distancing measures are still in place. We are looking for 2 weeks of on-call availability during Wildfire season. 
  • Sunshine Welcome Calls: Make welcome phone calls to volunteers in the counties joining our region, from Merced, San Joaquin, and Stanislaus counties. 
  • Data Entry Projects: Participate in one-time data entry projects as available.

Thank you for your submission!

For more information on COVID-19 and how it currently affects our region, please visit the COVID-19 NCCR Update Page.
For any questions or concerns on the above or this form, please reach out to our team at