Youth are a big part of the Red Cross
mission. There are many areas in which a young person can volunteer and
bring preparedness training to their community. Programs that we offer our
youth volunteers fall in any of our 5 lines of service…
Kids- Youth volunteers teach life-saving skills to children ages 7 through 12
through Basic Aid Training (BAT), CPR and First Aid classes and Disaster
Preparedness workshops. To see schedule of the next training click here.
Tommy the Safety Cat- Our youth
volunteers can teach a fun and easy way for young children to learn safety and
first aid in storybook fashion.
CPR & First Aid-Classes are
offered for youth 12 years and older.
Youth Response Corps-
disaster responders for the American Red Cross, youth volunteers have the
opportunity to work hand-in-hand with the Chapter’s Disaster Services staff.
Disaster Preparedness Puppet Show-Our volunteers perform live puppet
shows that incorporate Sesame
Street characters learning disaster
Disaster Services- Our young adult volunteers can
volunteer with our Disaster Services department in community disaster
education, disaster preparedness, and disaster response. In the event
of a big disaster, we are trained to work in shelters and help those in need
(ages 18 and up only)
Law(EHL)- EHL is a teacher curriculum and peer education program that reaches out
to middle and high school students to discuss humanitarian
Measles/Malaria Initiative-Youth volunteers help fundraise for
this initiative because it is a long-term commitment to control measles deaths
in Africa. www.measlesintiative.org
Services to the Armed
Youth volunteers have the opportunity
to volunteer at the Veterans Affair hospital, write letters to the armed forces
and/or prepare comfort kits.
Holiday Project- Community organizations, schools and
businesses participate in a toy drive. After collecting toys, high school youth
volunteers host a holiday party in December for children from local community
agencies and homeless shelters.
Leadership Development Center(LDC)-LDC is a one-week camp, in Yucaipa, CA, in August where youth delegates expand
their leadership skills and knowledge.
Youth Council Meetings-Our program holds youth council
meetings for all our youth volunteers the first Friday of every month from
4pm-5pm. Volunteers get a chance to meet other youth, they are given our monthly
calendar and hear about our updates for our upcoming activities.
Red Cross Clubs-Our volunteers have the opportunity to
be part of or start their own Red Cross Club at their school.
For more information on these programs
contact Priya Sodha at (562) 595-6341 ext 238 or email@example.com.