Volunteer Events

The following are Special Events and Sponsorship Opportunities, which raise money for the American Red Cross. Volunteers are needed to staff these events. Before participating in any of the following events, you need to attend a Volunteer Information Session. Click here for more details on how to become a volunteer.

You may create an account and take the VIS training online. Or, if you already have an account, login and view the VIS schedule and sign up for the class that will fit your schedule. If you are interested in participating as a volunteer for one of the following events and have completed the VIS, please contact Gloria Hricko at 216.431.3046.

Project: Neighborhood Walk-Through
Audience: Current
Event Type: One-shot
Description: Distribute fire safety and disaster preparedness materials within targeted neighborhoods
Time of Year: April to November
Number of Volunteers: 6-20
Length of Time: 3-4 hours
At Your Site: Yes

Project: Phon-a-thon
Audience: Current
Event Type: One-shot
Description: Call donors requesting donations or gather information
Time of Year: Monthly
Number of Volunteers: 4-8
Length of Time: 2 hrs
At Your Site: Yes

Project: Records Management
Audience: Current
Event Type: One-shot
Description: Sorting and filing various hard copy materials
Time of Year: Monthly
Number of Volunteers: 4-6
Length of Time: 2-3 hours
At Your Site: Yes

Project: Projects for Kids
Audience: Current
Event Type: One-shot for Kids
Description: Examples of Projects: fire safety literature distribution, disaster preparedness and safety presentations, preparing a large mailing, vehicle washing, cleaning and organizing storage areas, and labeling or stamping literature. Youth assignments are available to youth 12 years of age and older. All youth volunteers must be accompanied and supervised by an adult representative of the organization. The supervision ratio of adult to youth varies according to the assignment, generally 1 adult/5 youth
Time of Year: Summer
Number of Volunteers: 15
Length of Time: 3-6 hours
At Your Site: No

Project: Prepare Large Mailing
Audience: Current
Event Type: One-shot
Description: Assemble large bulk mailing, including newsletters, updated materials, general communications, etc.
Time of Year: Periodically
Number of Volunteers: 3-10
Length of Time: 3-4 hours
At Your Site: Yes