Serve Your Community with the help of American Red Cross Courses

by Erin Duncan, American Red Cross Digital Volunteer Contributor

There are many ways one can help serve the community, whether it is through donations to a charity of choice or volunteering one’s time for a cause they value. However, anyone can also help serve their community by properly preparing to save a life or provide critical care when a person may need it most. Babysitting & Childcare Training and CPR Training with American Red Crosses are great programs to enroll in to ensure preparedness in situations that require assistance.

The American Red Cross is proud to be the nation’s leader in babysitting classes and childcare training.  When surveyed, 8 in 10 parents reported that they would pay a babysitter that held Red Cross certification more than one who didn’t. From young babysitters looking to take care of their neighbors to seasoned childcare professionals, a Red Cross Advanced childcare certification or Babysitting certification is an impressive qualification to hold.

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Designed and taught by experts, the materials used in the training are interactive and engaging. Furthermore, these courses are designed to work with anyone’s schedule. With select classes available online, and others available in person at a wide range of locations and times, it’s easier than ever to learn new skills, gain valuable insights and information. Online and in-person classes are available for participants of all ages. During these classes, there is also the opportunity to receive additional CPR Training, which can help teach how to provide care during an emergency.

American Red Cross CPR Training features renowned instructors and award-winning courses to deliver training that sticks in times of need. These classes provide students the information and the skills needed to help adults, children and infants during breathing and cardiac emergencies. Red Cross CPR certification courses are OSHA compliant, affordable and available in a range of settings. With in-person, online, and blended simulation learning, anyone can become certified within a few short hours. Red Cross CPR Certification consists of a free digital certificate, valid for two years, plus free access to additional learning materials and refresher courses.


These are just two of the amazing courses offered by the American Red Cross Preparedness, Health & Services Division. To learn more or enroll in Babysitting & Childcare Training, CPR Certifications or any of the other courses offered by the Red Cross click here!


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