HELPING OUT: Red Cross Volunteer App

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The American Red Cross is making it easier for people to pick up volunteer opportunities.

The organization launched the Team Red Cross app Thursday.

It allows people to sign up to help, get an overview on basic tasks and receive notifications about Red Cross disaster volunteer opportunities in their community.

Once users download the app, they create an account. Then they learn about different jobs, such as working in a warehouse, handing out supplies or helping serve food.

When the Red Cross has a need for volunteers, the app notifies users based on their location.

Potential volunteers can instantly accept or decline the volunteer opportunity.