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Over one thousand Mid-Michigan residents volunteer with the American Red Cross.

Our volunteers work directly with people. They serve our communities — helping people in emergencies, supporting blood drives, teaching first aid and CPR, and delivering emergency messages to military personnel.

Our volunteers also serve on boards, serve as advisors and managers, and provide behind the scene support.

 Critical Volunteer Needs



Blood Drivers, Donor Room Trainer, Donor Room Trainer, Mobile Blood Drive volunteers.
Contact: Helen Mitchell at (517) 484-7461 x 304 or


Switchboard Operator: Mon. – Fri. 8:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Contact: Linda Kipp at (517) 484-7461 x 347 or

Office Help: Clerical duties, data entry, answering phones, returning calls, and special projects. Mon. – Fri. a.m. or p.m. Two-hour shifts.
Contact: Joan Meinke at (517) 484-7461x 323 or

Office Help: General office duties, calling for volunteers, answering phones, data entry, etc. Mon. – Fri. 8:30 – 12:30 a.m. or 9:00 AM – noon
Contact: Helen Mitchell at (517) 484-7461x 304 or

Visibility volunteers: Represent the Mid-Michigan Chapter at a variety of events around the area. They drive the ERV in parades, attend fairs, give presentations, talk to school and community groups, etc.
Contact: Pam McHenry. Leave message at (517) 484-7461 x 167, or (517) 484-7461 x 336.


“Get To Know Us Before You Need Us” Presenters: Give presentations to community-based military members and their families about the services the American Red Cross provides.

If you are interested in volunteering in any of the above areas, please contact Rachelle Wood at (517) 484-7461 x 336 or


Office work: Answer phones Mon. – Fri. from 12:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Clerical work: Office work and data entry. Mon.- Fri. from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Minimum of 2 hour shifts.

Packers: Pack food for Emergency Food and Shelter Assistance. at Regional Food Distribution Center. Thursday a.m. for 2-3 hours. On call.

Anyone interested in volunteering in any of these areas should contact
Kathy Faber (517) 484-7461 x 318 or


Disaster Action Team (DAT): Members respond to local disasters such as single-family fires, apartment fires, etc. They tend to be the “Rapid-Response” Team of the chapter and are usually the first Red Cross volunteers on the scene. They provide direct assistance to clients and to emergency personnel.

Office Management Team: Office works in the Disaster Office during normal business hours on a variety of projects and tasks. Mon.– Fri. a.m. or p.m. Two-hour shifts.

Anyone interested in any of these areas should contact: Rachelle Wood at
(517) 484-7461 x 336, or

Community Disaster Education Presenters: Give presentations to school groups, community organizations, and businesses on various disaster preparedness topics.  All training and information provided.  Public speaking skills a must.

Contact: Rachelle Wood at 484-7461 x 336 or


Office Help: General office duties, answering phones, and making phone calls. Tues. – Thurs. 8:30 a.m. or 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m..

CPR, First Aid and AED Instructors: Requirement: Current CPR and First Aid Card and Red Cross “Train the Trainer” class.

Contact: Kathy Faber (517) 484-7461 x 318 or


Armed Forces Emergency Services (AFES): AFES volunteers provide a critical link between deployed service members and their families. They send important information about family emergencies (births, deaths, serious illnesses, etc.) to deployed service members through the American Red Cross network of stations and chapters. Typically, AFES volunteers work during normal business hours on a regularly scheduled basis. Help is always needed in the AFES department. Mon. – Fri. 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 pm. Minimum two-hour shifts.

International Social Services: Presenters are needed to give presentations to community groups on a variety of international topics including: the International Red Cross, the Geneva Conventions, the Measles’ Initiative, and the Fundamental Principles of the American Red Cross.

Mon. – Fri. 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Minimum two-hour shifts.

Anyone interested in volunteering in any of these areas should contact the Disaster Services office Contact: Rachelle Wood at (517) 484-7461 x 336 or 167, or at


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Serving Clinton, Eaton, Gratioit, Ingham and Shiawassee Counties American Red Cross Mid-Michigan Chapter
Clinton, Eaton, Ingham County 1800 East Grand River Avenue Lansing, MI 48912 517-484-7461
Gratiot County 205 East Superior Alma, MI 48801 989-463-3209
Shiawassee County 702 West Corunna Avenue Corunna, MI 48817 989-743-6118
Regional Food Distribution Center 2116 Mint Road Lansing, MI 48906 517-321-6807
Great Lakes Region Blood Services 1800 East Grand River Avenue Lansing, MI 48912 517-484-2224