A new app for smart phones and tablets allows people to sign up as Red Cross volunteers and receive notifications about volunteer opportunities.
"When people see an emergency happening in their community, they often want to help but may not know how," said Linda Giles, volunteer services director with the Mt. Baker Chapter of the American Red Cross. "The Team Red Cross App provides an easy and quick way for people to sign up to help the Red Cross and support 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 app will notify users based on their location
The app is free and can be found in the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store by searching for American Red Cross or by going to redcross.org/mobileapps.