2012 was a very busy year for the American Red Cross of the Finger Lakes Region, and it's in desperate need of local volunteers. Erin Caldwell says Finger Lakes Red Cross volunteers cover disasters both locally and nationally.
But disaster relief isn't what all volunteers do. Erin says volunteers can help in a variety of areas.
If you're looking for something a bit more low-key, there are behind-the-scenes volunteer opportunities.
There is a large number of Red Cross Volunteers in the Finger Lakes.
Erin told us how to volunteer.
Visit the Red Cross website for more information on volunteering. And that number is 585 241 4491.