Did you know…


of the 1.2 million Red
Cross volunteers are
youth & young adults.

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Youth in Health & Safety Services

Youth play an important role in all Red Cross services, especially Health & Safety.  Through the involvement of young people, the Greenwich Chapter is able to support such programs as:

If you would like to become a Health & Safety Services volunteer, call 203.869.8444 and ask for the Volunteer Office or just click here.










Heath & Safety Volunteer Positions For Youth

First Aid Standbys
First Aid stations are often required, and frequently requested for large community gatherings such as Fairs and Athletic Events.  Standbys are staffed with volunteers trained to know how to respond to and provide competent, immediate and temporary care for victims of injury or sudden illness, until the arrival of EMS personnel if needed.  back to top

Health & Safety Instructor Courses
The Chapter provides courses and presentations in:

+ First Aid + PR
+ HIV/AIDS + Preventing Disease Transmission
+ Babysitting + Basic Aid Training
+ Scrubby Bear + Whales Tales

Instructor Training typically takes approximately 24 hours of coursework.  Youth may complete the training before age 17 and must teach certification programs with an adult instructor until they are 17 and can be fully certified.  back to top

Blood Drive Support Services
The Greenwich Chapter supports approximately 40 local Blood Drives a year.  Volunteers serve in such capacities as Greeters, Registrars, Escorts, Babysitters, Observers and Canteen Servers.  back to top

Emergency Blood Coverage Drivers (EBC)
Volunteers provide after hours (nights/ weekends) transport of needed blood products from other area Hospitals to Greenwich Hospital. Pagers are provided during on-call hours. back to top