Red Cross announces virtual learning opportunities

In response to COVID-19 concerns, the Indiana Region of the American Red Cross has shifted its in-person classes to virtual classes to ensure trained volunteers are available to provide vital services.

These classes will be offered virtually through Zoom. Register online at

The class schedule includes:

  • Disaster Basics: An Orientation, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Monday
  • Zero to Hero: Begin a Trainee, Finish a Responder, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday
  • Mass Care: An Overview, 9:30 to 10 a.m. April 27
  • Shelter Fundamentals, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 27
  • Feeding Fundamentals, 1 to 4 p.m. April 28
  • Distribution of Emergency Supplies Fundamentals, 1 to 4 p.m. April 29
  • Disaster Assessment Part I: Conducting Detailed Damage Assessments, May 4 through 6 (take at your own pace)
  • Disaster Assessment Part II: Map Meet-Up, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. May 17

The American Red Cross responds to approximately 64,000 disasters a year — most of them localized events. Volunteers provide emotional support, financial assistance and information to help those affected begin the process of recovery. There are immediate needs for volunteers to support their communities.

Participants can register as a new or current Red Cross volunteer and receive basic skills training to respond to local disasters, such as fires or severe weather events.