FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How do I become a member of RCC?
Is there a membership fee to be an RCC member?
Membership is completely free! Since we want to look like a team while volunteering, we highly encourage our members to purchase a shirt for $10 that is valid for the entire school year. While not required, not wearing the shirt will result in a deduction of membership points from the event.
What are the benefits of being an Active Member?
If you are an active member for at least 2 quarters, you are eligible to apply for board positions. This application process occurs during the spring quarter and is a great oppourtunity to be part of RCC.
What if I can't be an Active Member this quarter? Will I be removed from the club?
Who can I talk to about membership points? Where can I view the points?
You can view your points on our website. Please give us some time to update points after each event. If you have any concerns, please contact us through the website, Facebook Page, or email (firstname.lastname@example.org)!
Am I required to donate blood to be a part of the club?
How can I be more involved in RCC?
Do I have to attend meetings to become a member? What if I cannot make it to the meetings?
How does Member Spotlight work?
During weekend events, members will be asked during event sign-in's about whether they would like to participate in this extremely illustrious opportunity. At the end of each school month, a randomly selected member who has attended a weekend event and verified that they have a working volunteer connection account will be featured on our social media as well as the first general meeting of the new month. Don't be worried about any interviews; we just ask for a nice picture and ask you a few questions about your experience in Red Cross Club!
How do I register for the club through CampusGroups?
What happens if I forget to wear my RCC shirt to an event?
We expect members to wear our shirts during every weekend event unless told otherwise. Failure to not wear your shirt will cost a 3 point deduction of the 10 points for the event you attend. You are, however, still free to attend the event you signed up for!
How do I get myself added to the waitlist for weekend events?
When do I get a T-shirt?
You are only required to wear your RCC shirt at our weekend events. When you attend an event you will receive an email with all the event information along with the link to the T-shirt order form. As long as you fill it out by the deadline, you will receive your T-shirt for your event.
I filled out the form to sign up for an event. Will I get an email if I get in?
Whenever there are any upcoming service events, we will send out two types of emails:
What do we usually sell during fundraisers?
We usually sell our famous Korean BBQ tacos on campus out on Ring Road!
Where does the money from fundraising go?
When are the fundraising dates for RCC?
The fundraising dates, times, and booth location are announced during the weekly meetings and are posted on the website under the Fundraising page.
How do I sign up to fundraise?
During the weekly meetings or through the links in the email newsletter, you can put your name on a sign-up sheet for a fundraising shift. You are also free to drop by the booth to help out! Just make sure to sign in at the booth before and after your shift.
Do I have to wear my RCC shirt during fundraisers?
No, wearing your RCC shirt during fundraising is not required, though it is highly encouraged. If you want to show your club pride through the shirt, you are more than free to do so!
What changes have been made to the Red Cross Club at UCI during the COVID-19 pandemic? (Fall 2021)
As the campus is transitioning back to on campus learning, the Red Cross Club at UCI will transition back to on campus operation, though there will be online alternatives if you absolutely cannot make any of the in-person activities. All events in the in-person format will follow COVID-19 precautions.
Are we having in-person events?
Yes! Most of our events offered for members will be held in person. However, we do understand that some are uneasy about returning to on campus and going to in person events, so we will be offering a number of online at-home service events as well. More information will be given when these events are coming up!
Are we having in-person fundraising?
Are there alternatives if I’m not coming to campus this year/quarter?
Yes! We understand if you are not able to jon us for our in-person events, so we will offer a number of alternative.
What COVID precautions are we taking?
We will be following UCI guidelines for COVID-19 along with following guidelines set by the organizations we are partnering with for events.