One thing you can count on from a Red Cross community is a deep commitment to service. Many ARCAN members continue to support the Red Cross, rolling up their sleeves to volunteer or make blood or financial donations. Many more have taken their passions and prowess to other great causes, some even creating brand new organizations that are taking up the challenges of a changing world. The legacy of service among our alumni is impressive - it's our one sure thing. 

ARCAN provides ways for members to continue making a difference for good with opportunities to volunteer and support ARCAN, volunteer with and make blood and financial donations to the Red Cross, join projects and events in your local community, and explore exciting causes that your fellow alumni are part of.



Get Involved

ARCAN's operations and offerings are the result of visionary alumni leadership and teams dedicated to bringing a vibrant experience to members. If want to be a part of helping the Alumni Network grow, we'd love to hear about your unique skills and resources, and how you'd like to volunteer. We're looking for members with positive energy and specialized skills in:


Right now, the Red Cross urgently needs volunteers in Disaster Services and Blood Services. 90% of the Red Cross workforce are volunteers.Your time and talent can make a real difference in people's lives.

Programs and Services

  • Events and meetings, both virtual and in-person 
  • Webcasting and Podcasting
  • Zoom operations 
  • Video production or editing

Donate Blood

Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood. Every day, blood donors help patients of all ages: accident and burn victims, heart surgery and organ transplant patients, and those battling cancer. 


  • Social Media - from engaging with members as brand ambassadors to ads and boosting
  • Technical website skills - posting and updating
  • Tracking and reporting analytics
  • Feature story writing

Financial Donations

Your support of the Red Cross mission brings help and hope to families in need. Every 8 minutes, someone affected by disaster is helped by donations to the Red Cross.


Our community is changing the world! ARCAN alumni are applying their commitment to service and Red Cross experience to some impressive causes. 

Members can submit causes and projects that they are involved with and recommend. See which ones inspire you.

The Climate Initiative

ARCAN Board member, Jono Anzalone, introduced The Climate Initiative to ARCAN during a 2023 webinar. 

A Brighter Tomorrow

Sarah Armstrong, National American Red Cross alumni,  founded A Brighter Tomorrow for Africa over twenty years ago to fulfil a lifelong dream of working in Africa.

Camp Haccamo

ARCAN Board member, Neal Gorman, is president of Camp Haccamo camp for disabled children and adults. 


ARCAN members want to be involved in their local communities! 

Make us aware of your volunteer call-outs. From a local event to a nationwide movement, we'll make your fellow alumni aware of ways they can help. 

Red Cross Sound the Alarm - Spring 2024

United Way Day of Action - June 21

Home fires claim seven lives every day, but having working smoke alarms can cut the risk of death by half. The American Red Cross is rallying volunteers to install free smoke alarms nationwide, as part of our Sound the Alarm events. Teams install free smoke alarms, create escape plans and share fire safety information.

On or around June 21, In 37 countries and territories across the world, United Way creates meaninfgul volunteering opportunities -- both virtual and in-person -- that make it easy for people and organizations to tackle some of the toughest problems facing communities.


ARCAN is independent from the American Red Cross but it is our Red Cross experiences that connect us. Our vision is to unite around the ideals, the humanitarian mission and all the other things we value most about being a part of the Red Cross: the service, the global perspective, the learning and most of all, the people. Membership is open to former American Red Cross employees of all ages. 

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