American Red Cross Launches New App To Recruit Volunteers

By: WOWT Email
By: WOWT Email

The American Red Cross today launched the Team Red Cross App, which allows people to sign up to help, get an overview on basic tasks and receive notifications about Red Cross disaster volunteer opportunities in their community.

Once users download the app, they create an account. Then they learn about different jobs, such as working in a warehouse, handing out supplies or assisting with feeding. When the Red Cross has a need for volunteers, the Team Red Cross App will notify users based on their location. Potential volunteers can instantly accept or decline the volunteer opportunity.

The Red Cross is encouraging the public to download the app before a disaster strikes in Nebraska or Iowa so volunteers can help immediately.

The app is free and designed for iPhone and Android smart phones and tablets. Additional features include:

A quick orientation right on the mobile device.

Ability for people to share notifications for volunteers with their social network.

Earn digital “badges” by completing a job test, accepting a job, sharing the app, recruiting volunteers, etc. The “badges” can then be shared with their social network.

Allows people to donate money to the Red Cross and sign up to donate blood.

Offers emergency response information that people can share with their friends at the touch of a button.


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