The American Red Cross Academic Service-Learning (ASL) opportunities fit well with Associate Degree Nursing programs. This presentation for OADN members addresses ways that ASL volunteers can serve communities –to help ensure a diverse and adequate blood supply, help communities prepare and respond to disasters and provide case management for members of the military, veterans and their families. There are new volunteer opportunities due to the COVID-19 environment and these vary by location.
• Discuss Academic Service-Learning (ASL) in-person and virtual volunteer opportunities to serve communities with the Red Cross.
• Describe ASL processes and resources for nursing students and nurses in the Red Cross.
• Appreciate the importance of engaging nursing students with national voluntary organizations in disaster response.
• Discuss American Red Cross Nursing and its efforts to build community resilience.
Linda MacIntyre, PhD, RN, PHN
Chief Nurse American
National Red Cross
Tener Goodwin Veenema, PhD, MPH, MS
Professor of Nursing and Public Health
Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security