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American Red Cross - South Arkansas Chapter Charity Profile
The mission of the American Red Cross, an organization built upon the unwavering spirit of the American people, has always been to help people help themselves.
The willingness of the people of the American Red Cross to accept the challenges confronting a fast changing society has brought about an explosion of social services from disaster relief to blood services, from first aid programs to swimming lessons to assistance programs for the elderly to HIV/AIDS education. We are an organization that is always prepared, yet constantly reviewing the needs of the community and seeking innovative ways to meet them.
American Red Cross - South Arkansas Chapter Volunteer Information
As the largest humanitarian organization in the United States, the Red Cross depends on volunteers to accomplish the organization's mission: providing relief to victims of disasters and helping people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies.
To prepare volunteers to participate in this vital mission, the Red Cross provides training for most volunteer positions; the level of training varies according to the requirements of the position. For example, Red Cross disaster volunteers work in a variety of positions, with specific training courses for each job. Training for health and safety instructors starts with a four- to six-hour course, with as many as 38 additional hours of training for special skills.