The American Red Cross invites you to the upcoming High Country Disaster Virtual Volunteer Fair.

Last year, Disaster Action Team volunteers responded to over 100 home fires in the High Country area.

Before the busy winter home fire season, Red Cross is seeking 39 additional disaster volunteers to join the team in Alexander, Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Burke, Caldwell, Watauga, and Wilkes counties.

The High Country Disaster Virtual Volunteer Fair will be Wednesday, 10/28 from 12-1 pm. This virtual session will include an overview of Red Cross, High Country disaster response, disaster volunteer opportunities, and how to get started as a volunteer. Participants can join via phone, computer, or other smart device. RSVP is required by 10/25 by visiting tinyurl.com/HighCountryRSVP.

Disaster volunteers must be at least 18 years of age. Free online training is provided to all new volunteers.

Due to COVID-19, response procedures have been modified to include enhanced precautions and provide mostly virtual support to ensure the safety of our volunteers.

Attending the fair is not required to volunteer. Interested volunteers can search and apply for positions at redcross.org/volunteer. Contact Kasey Marshall at 336-646-4047 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions about the upcoming fair or volunteering opportunities.