What is Red Cross Services?
The American Red Cross program exists to provide compassionate care to those in need. Our volunteers have the exceptional opportunity to provide care through:
Teaching Hands-Only CPR: Volunteers are thoroughly trained. Weekly classes on hands-only CPR are taught to members of the community by program volunteers.
Home Fire Campaign: Volunteers install free smoke alarms in the community and educate people about fire safety in their homes.
Disaster Action Team (DAT): The Disaster Action Team (DAT) responds to local residential emergencies and disasters, such as fires. Volunteers are trained in administering to the needs of disaster victims. This program is available through the Red Cross Chapter.
Pillow Case Project: Volunteers teach emergency preparedness to fourth and fifth graders in elementary schools.
Service to the Armed Forces: Volunteers serve at veteran grave sites and homes, as well as serve with the Veteran's Heritage Project, with which volunteers interview and video tape veterans talking about their service. This tape is then stored in the Library of Congress.
General Community Service: Additional service opportunities are available at local health care facilities, assisting with other Y-Serve programs, and writing letters to members serving in the Armed Forces.
Volunteer Commitments: We meet 1 hour every week (program meetings, community service, and disaster training) and then participate in projects every other week.
Hispanic Outreach is now the Cruz Roja program.
New Program Directors needed, apply here
Fall Winter Spring Summer
1 - 3 hours every other week
One of my favorite activities we did last year was help with a disaster shelter simulation at UVU's UCCU center. We were able to help prepare the community in case a disaster ever happens in the future in the area. We set up about 500 cots, checked families in, and helped direct them to preparedness workshops and a good meal. It was a huge event! I loved interacting with all the people who came and it was interesting to learn how a Red Cross shelter works!
-Lauren Ney (2018)