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Welcome to the Savannah Chapter of the American Red Cross!

Have you ever thought about volunteering in your community? We’d like to give you the perfect opportunity! Join the Southeast Georgia Chapter of the American Red Cross.

Volunteering is what we’re all about. The volunteer spirit is the backbone of the American Red Cross. Our organization was founded by volunteers, and, currently, our local chapter has a ratio of volunteers to paid staff of 54 to 1!

Each of our volunteers is important, and each volunteer gets the chance to truly make a difference...right here at home.

Don’t know how to find the time? We will make it easy. On this page you’ll find a brief overview of our volunteer opportunities in our 23 county area. If you see something that interests you, let us know. Volunteer when you can…we’ll provide plenty of opportunities!

We get our strength from our volunteers. Stop by or give us a call and learn how rewarding it is to do something good for your neighbors. Remember, when you help the American Red Cross, you help America.

Disaster Responder
Disaster Responder volunteers (DAT) provide on-call, immediate assistance to those affected by a local disaster such as house fires, floods, etc. When it is necessary to open up a shelter for these clients, colunteers are needed for shelter operations(set-up, feeding, dormitory management).

Almost every day our volunteers reach out to those who have been affected by disaster here in our local area.

As a Disaster Responder, you will learn to care for others during tragedy. From mass care and feeding to driving an Emergency Response Vehicle (ERV) we will teach you everything you need to know. The best part...you get the rewarding feeling of making a lasting impact on those in need.


Effingham Tornado 2008

Health Services
Health Sercives volunteers provide emergency and preventative health services to support people adversely affected by disasters, both victims and workers. You can also work on a Disaster Action Team, deploy to national incidents, assist with blood drives, develop and teach health and safety courses on a wide variety of topics, including CPR, First Aid and disaster healthcare. Health Services Volunteers also can provide counseling, crisis intercentions, mental health screenings and emotional care support to Disaster workers and clients for disaster related stress and or grief.

Public Affairs
Work with the local media outlets to help explain the role of the Red Cross during local disasters. Assist with developing and maintaining good media relationships. Write news releases, take photographs and video, and represent the Red Cross on the scene of a disaster.

Logistics Volunteer
Supports activities and services necessary to conduct disaster relief operations; including the securing of facilities, supplies and equipment required to run a disaster operation. Help manage the chapter inventory of materials, supplies and equipment.

Human Resources Management
Help recruit, screen and interview new and prospective volunteers. Match new volunteers in their individual skill sets or desired position. Maintain volunteer records, provide volunteer appreciation and recognition activities. Track volunteer satisfaction and help Disaster Leadership increase their response capabilities.

Community Disaster Education Volunteer
Assist the Red Cross in education community organizations and agencies prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. Help individuals know how to build a disaster supply kit, how to develop a disaster plan and how to be informed.

Admistrative Volunteers
Greet visitors at the front desk and provide reception support for the chapter. Perform administrative tasks such as filing and simple computer functions

Financial Development Volunteer
Assist the Financial Development Team with their fundraising initiatives, donor activities, grant research, grant writing, event planning, donor thank you calls, set-up of board and committee meetings.

Social Media Volunteer
Use your skills to assist Red Cross with staying on the cutting edge of technology by posting updates to Facebook, Twitter and the chapter website.

Service to the Armed Forces (SAF)
The Southeast Georgia area is home to Hunter AAF and Fort Stewart, in Hinesville, GA. Each day SAF volunteers work with military families to keep in contact during emergencies, offer emergency financial assistance through a special restricted fund, hold special events on base and provide general health and safety information for on-post families.

In addition to these activities, SAF volunteers also assist during military deployments and homecomings. Each time a military unit deploys or returns to our area, SAF volunteers greet them with a handshake, “thank you” and refreshments. It’s a long-standing rewarding division of the Red Cross.

Joining the SAF team is easy! No extensive training is required. Just like the other departments, you volunteer when you can. Your SAF director will let you know when your help is needed and you come when you can...it’s that simple!

Health & Safety
Want to be a CPR Instructor...a Lifeguard… or a First Aid Instructor? The Red Cross can teach you those skills to do all of those things and so much more!

Your Savannah Red Cross will train you in CPR, First Aid and other areas of safety. Then you can help spread the education and help to train others.

We take our important education to schools, civic groups, military installations and community events. Don’t worry if you have never worked in these areas before...we’ll teach you! Best of all, you learn this valuable information for FREE just by being a Red Cross volunteer!

Learn and teach when you have the time. The Red Cross is based on volunteers offering what they can, when they can. Catch the feeling of helping others in our community. Join the Health and Safety Team!

To volunteer, please email Judy.McKinney@RedCross.org at or call 912-651-5351.

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