OUR STORY

Since 2009, American Red Cross Club at UCI (RCC) has striven to improve the lives of those in Southern California and around the world. Through our four main principles of service, leadership, fellowship, and compassion, we empower our members to follow our motto of "Community at Your Service."

BECOME A MEMBER

Becoming a general member of American Red Cross Club at UCI is simple. We do not require a membership fee or an application; all we ask for is your interest and dedication to serving the community.

DECEMBER MEMBER SPOTLIGHTS

Raphael is a 2nd year Aerospace Engineering Major, and was a member of Trix Fam! Here are a few words he shared about his RCC experience:

I participated in my high school's Red Cross Club back when I was in high school, and I really enjoyed the experience I got from it. That experience motivated me to continue taking part in Red Cross in college, and it led me to find RCC at UCI.

The main aspect I really enjoy about volunteering is being able to give back to the community and doing something for the greater good. For me, giving back was an important aspect to understand not just in volunteering, but in life, in general.

My favorite RCC volunteering event so far was probably Penguin Watch (though Humbug was a close second) because it was really fun collaborating with other RCC members to find out how many penguins, penguin chicks, and etc. there were on each photo (it really required a good eye!). Also, as a side note, it was just really awesome getting to see all the cute penguins.

A quirky fact about me is that I enjoy making and hearing puns and daddy jokes, which the ones I make get mixed feedback about from my friends (like groans... or hahas... from them).
Trami is a 2nd year Pharmaceutical Sciences Major, and was a member of Fruity Pebbles Fam! Here are a few words she shared about her RCC experience:

“[I decided to join RCC at UCI because] I wanted to be more involved on campus, and I really liked the variety of volunteering opportunities RCC provided. Everyone was also really nice when I went to my first meeting :)

I liked how I could meet new people [through volunteering]. Because we’re always doing something at events, it doesn’t feel awkward even though I’m shy.

[In terms of my favorite RCC volunteering event,] I liked the Giving Farm because they let us feed the cows at the end and that was super cute.

Lately, I’ve been playing a lot of Animal Crossing. I also enjoy exercising because it helps me de-stress and I don’t feel so guilty eating my heart out (I’m not that fit tho lol).”
Kyóya is a 4th year Chemical Engineering Major, and was a member of Lucky Charms Fam! Here are a few words he shared about his RCC experience:

Red Cross Club was actually recommended to me by a friend of mine, Brennan, who was already in the club. I decided to look into it and therefore attended the first meeting of winter quarter where I met up with him.

The thing I enjoy most about volunteering is that it provides an opportunity for people to bond over philanthropy, which I find to be very wholesome. Plus, it gave me an excuse to leave my quarters as well as provide a break from the academic grind.

My favorite event is still the Working Wardrobes; I think it is mostly because it really coalesced with my OCD and the destressing factor of doing manual labor. Plus, I found the people there to be genuinely nice.

A fun fact about me is that I play Minecraft. :)
Tiffany is a 2nd year Pharmaceutical Sciences Major, and was a member of Cocoa Puffs Fam! Here are a few words she shared about her RCC experience:

“I decided to join RCC at UCI, because I wanted to dedicate more of my time to helping others and also meet new people. I was involved in a Red Cross club in high school, so I was excited to discover RCC at UCI. I loved how everyone was so welcoming!

What I enjoy the most about volunteering is how even the smallest actions can make a difference. I love seeing people smile and being able to help them to the best of my ability.

My favorite RCC volunteering event so far has been Penguin Watch, which was my first-ever RCC event. I never knew that there were so many different ways you could volunteer, including helping researchers monitor penguin foraging behavior. I love animals, so it was fun identifying so many cute penguins in various pictures. Some RCC members shared their pictures with hundreds of tagged penguins or some penguins seemingly fighting. It was nice meeting and bonding with other RCC members for the first time!

I am also involved in Pre-Pharmacy Society at UCI. In my free time, I enjoy watching shows, listening to music, and playing tennis.”

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