Volunteer opportunity description

Every single day, the American Red Cross helps people in emergencies, with home fires being the most common. The American Red Cross is seeking volunteers to save lives by installing free smoke alarms and educating community members by providing fire prevention and safety information. 

Volunteers will work in teams of 3, visiting local residences in Contra Costa County to provide these life-saving tools. This effort is part of our "Sound the Alarm" program, aimed at reducing fire-related deaths and injuries in the local community. It is part of a national initiative, educating our community and installing smoke alarms to make homes across the country safer.

Volunteers are urgently needed on a regular basis in all of the roles below:

Safety Educator: Educates the family on fire safety and assists with completing a disaster plan while the smoke alarms are being installed. This volunteer should be comfortable speaking with a wide variety of individuals.

Smoke Alarm Installer: Installs smoke alarms in homes during the canvassing event. This volunteer should be comfortable using a ladder and a power drill.

Documenter Records information about each home and the number of alarms installed. This person should be comfortable completing basic paperwork.

Volunteers 13+ and older are welcome to participate. Full training and all supplies are provided.

If interested, please contact Julie.Mucilli@redcross.org or 510-421-4527, or apply online at www.redcross.org/volunteer.



Volunteers 13-15 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

Volunteers will go through training (30 mins) beforehand.

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We need volunteers who are free at these times


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American Red Cross of Contra Costa County

Julie Mucilli
Volunteer Coordinator
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