The following is from United Way of Greater New Bedford. Find more volunteer opportunities using VolunteerSouthCoast.org.

About the Home Fire Campaign:

Every day, seven people die in home fires. Most of the victims live in homes that lack smoke alarms. Sadly, children and the elderly disproportionately lose their lives. The American Red Cross wants to improve the odds and save lives - that's why we launched our Home Fire Campaign in 2014.

A critical part of the campaign is Sound the Alarm, a series of home fire safety and smoke alarm installation events across the country. Together with fire departments and other community partners, Red Cross volunteers:

  • Canvass at-risk neighborhoods
  • Install free smoke alarms
  • Replace batteries in existing alarms
  • Provide fire prevention and safety education

In just five years, our home visits have accomplished so much, including the installation of more than 1.8 million smoke alarms and preparing more than 1 million people against home fires.

"Emergency preparedness is on the minds of so many people across the country. This opportunity is a great way to make sure your friends and neighbors have proper equipment in their homes to prepare for and prevent tragedy." - Victoria Grasela, VP of Marketing & Community Engagement at United Way of Greater New Bedford

This is an ongoing volunteer opportunity with shifts lasting two to four hours in the morning and afternoon.

Additional Details

- 18 and older
- Is Family Friendly
- Is Outdoors
- Is Not Wheelchair Accessible
- All Red Cross volunteers must first register on the Red Cross Volunteer Connections website HERE.

For more information about this volunteer opportunity, please click HERE.

Across Southeastern Massachusetts, non-profit organizations rely on volunteers to build a stronger community and transform neighborhoods. Wareham Nurse Midwives is proud to support the volunteers who lend their time and talent to help make the SouthCoast a better place.