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Youth Volunteer Orientation. Youth Mission Statement. The Southern California Youth Consortium of the American Red Cross, led by youth and young adult volunteers, and guided by the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross Movement

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Youth mission statement
Youth Mission Statement

The Southern California Youth Consortium

of the American Red Cross, led by youth and

young adult volunteers, and guided by the Fundamental

Principles of the International Red Cross Movement

and Red Cross mission to prevent, prepare, and

respond to emergencies, will learn, practice, and exemplify humanitarian values through youth

projects and partnerships with community groups.

Youth volunteer orientation

American Red Crossof Greater Los Angeles

95% of Red Cross Services are Volunteer Led

25% are Youth Volunteers

100% Dedicated to ARC Mission

Red cross history
Red Cross History

The International Red Cross was founded by Henry Dunant in 1863. The headquarters is located in Geneva, Switzerland.

Clara Barton founded the American Red Cross in 1881.

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Red cross chapter services
Red Cross Chapter Services

  • Emergency & Disaster Response

  • Health & Safety

  • International Services

  • Services to Armed Forces

  • Blood Services

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Youth volunteer orientation


In the immediate aftermath of a disaster, Red Cross provides basic services to disaster victims.

Priorities are food, water, shelter and basic medical services. Also mental health counseling to disaster victims, volunteers and rescuers.

Health & Safety

Health and Safety Courses in Red Cross gives people the tools to become lifesavers themselves.

We provide CPR/First Aid training, Nurse Assistant Training, as well as lifeguard training and babysitter training classes.

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Youth volunteer orientation


We help vulnerable people around the world to prevent, prepare for, and respond to disasters, humanitarian emergencies, and life threatening health conditions through our restoring family links program, support of the Measles and Malaria Initiative, and humanitarian law dissemination.


The Red Cross sends communication on behalf of family members who are facing emergencies or other important events to members of the U.S. Armed Forces serving all over the world.

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Every minute of every day, someone needs blood.

That blood can only come from a volunteer donor, a person like you who makes the choice to donate. There is no substitute for your donation. 

When you make a blood donation, you join a very select group. Currently only 3 out of every 100 people in America donate blood. 

To find out where you can donate, visit or call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE (1-800-448-3543).

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Youth services program
Youth Services Program

  • The Greater Los Angeles Chapter of the American Red Cross has a strong youth program with more than 300 volunteers.

  • We encourage youth to participate in our health and safety courses, disaster services, international programs, and service projects.

  • All of our service projects are free for the community and are offered to reach a wide range of ages and populations in the area.

  • Our programs are supported by the community for the community.

Puppet show
Puppet Show

Puppeteer trained youth volunteers perform Sesame Street Disaster Preparedness Puppet Shows to advise children what to do in an emergency.

Safe kids day basic aid training bat
Safe Kids Day - Basic Aid Training (BAT)

  • Youth Basic Aid Training Instructors teach life-saving skills to children 6-12 years of age including:

  • What to do in an emergency

  • Disaster preparedness

  • Basics of first aid

  • Bicycle and pedestrian safety

  • Basic water safety

  • Information on stranger/abduction awareness

International services measles initiative
International Services – Measles Initiative

International Services initiatives focus on primary

health care, emergency response and preparedness,

restoring family links, and the dissemination

of international humanitarian law.

The Red Cross youth volunteers across the

nation have raised millions of dollars to support the

measles vaccination campaigns.

Youth volunteer orientation


for your interest in and support

of the American Red Cross