Sometimes it’s easy to miss what’s right under your nose. Whether you’re a high school student looking for activities to give back or boost your college application, or away at college looking for that one way to have a lasting impact outside the classroom, the American Red Cross has a ton of opportunities across the country and in your community.
Red Cross youth options are typically diverse enough to fit into anyone’s interests, skills and schedule:
- Summer Jobs: The Red Cross offers babysitting and lifeguarding training to help you stand out from the crowd of applicants and be prepared for whatever comes your way on the job.
- Community and Giving Back: Disaster volunteers and blood donors play a huge role in what the Red Cross does each day. Whether it’s responding to home fires, comforting those affected by a tornado or helping save a life by donating blood, opportunities are always available on redcross.org.
- Service and Leadership: Red Cross clubs, youth councils and camps all provide service and leadership opportunities to use your existing talents and even take on some new skills. One past camp student program director was even offered his first position after college as a part-time youth coordinator due to his dedication and success in managing a large-scale program. If you’re in college, your Greek or campus organization could fundraise for the Red Cross or help organize a blood drive to help fulfill service needs.
A full list of ideas is available on redcross.org.