Thursday, January 7, 2016

American Red Cross to hold volunteer orientation in New Haven

NEW HAVEN – The American Red Cross will hold a new volunteer orientation  from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Jan. 20, 2016 at its office at 703 Whitney Ave., according to a release

"Every single day, the American Red Cross helps people in emergencies. Whether it’s one displaced family, thousands of disaster victims, or providing care and comfort to an ill or injured service member or veteran or support to a military family member, our vital work is made possible by people like you. It is through the time and care of ordinary people that we can do extraordinary things," the release said.

The 1 hour orientation "is designed to introduce new volunteers to the history of the Red Cross and to learn about all of the local volunteer opportunities available. In addition to disaster action team volunteers, there are a variety of leadership and other volunteer opportunities available that utilize a variety of skillsets and availability."

Anyone interested in attending the session and becoming a volunteer must register in advance online at, the release said. Call 860-678-2788 for more information.


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