Red Cross

Through the American Red Cross Hospital Outreach Program, we are able to provide volunteer and material support to America’s wounded, ill and injured service members, veterans and their families.


You can help! Serve your country through a gift of yourself – become a Red Cross Volunteer at the Fort Belvoir Community Hospital. Here you will find an outlet for your available time, interests, and talents. Your niche is waiting for you.

Your preferences and the hospital’s needs are considered in assigning you a position. The Red Cross will provide training to help you feel comfortable in your new role.

To begin the volunteer process, please click here. Please note that a background check and medical clearance are required.


The Red Cross at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital is always accepting helpful donations. Donations can be mailed to the office or arranged for drop-off at the hospital, where volunteers can meet you to unload the vehicle.

Chapter locator

If you reside in other areas, please contact your local Red Cross Chapter for assistance. The American Red Cross network spans over 600 chapters and 58 military installations worldwide. Please visit the American Red Cross on the web for more information on chapter locations and services.

Health and Safety Courses

Sign up for a Health and Safety course by going to the American Red Cross training website. Enter in your zip code to find classes near you.

Blood Services

On Fort Belvoir blood donations are made through the Armed Services Blood Program. To schedule an appointment, call (571) 231-3953. If you are interested in giving blood or hosting a blood drive outside of Fort Belvoir, please visit the American Red Cross Blood Services website.

Emergency Communication Services

The Red Cross relays urgent messages containing accurate, factual, complete and verified descriptions of the emergency to service members stationed anywhere in the world, including on ships at sea and at embassies and remote locations, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Red Cross-verified information assists service members and commanding officers with making a decision regarding emergency leave. 

To contact Emergency Communications Services, call (877) 272-7337 (toll free).

Holiday Mail for Heroes

Once a year, we get the joy of delivering holiday cards to veterans, military families and active-duty service members at hospitals and installations around the world. The cards and personal messages sent by tens of thousands of Americans provide a welcome “touch of home” for our troops during the holiday season.

All holiday greetings should be addressed and sent to:

Holiday Mail for Heroes
P.O. Box 5456
Capitol Heights, MD 20791-5456

To learn more about the Holiday Mail for Heroes program, please see the HMFH webpage.

Last Updated 12/19/2019