The Columbia Region
2751 Bull Street, Columbia, SC 29201
Telephone: 1-800-REDCROSS | Fax: (803) 540-1235
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Overview of Programs and Services

The Columbia Region of American Red Cross offers a variety of programs and services all 28 counties across our Region.

While many people recognize the Red Cross for assisting with disasters and collecting blood donations, the Red Cross also provides many Services to Armed Forces, our Health and Safety Training programs and initiatives are widely recognized as the "gold standard."

The Red Cross offers a variety of training courses that range from Babysitter’s Training to life-saving CPR training to Lifeguard Training. Our classes can be taken in one of our classrooms or online.

Take a Class

For Lifeguarding classes, swim lessons and Water Safety Instructor courses, please call your local aquatic facility and be sure to ask for Red Cross training.

To learn more about our classes, access free digital training materials, or purchase materials, please select from the following course categories:

First Aid/CPR/AED

Workplaces, schools and individuals
Professional rescuers
Hands-Only CPR
More topics: Sports, wilderness, pets
Lifeguarding and Swimming


Swimming and Water Safety
Caregiving and Babysitting


Nurse Assistant Training
Family Caregiving
Training for Red Cross Volunteers

Training for Red Cross volunteers includes disaster response, service to the armed forces and International Humanitarian Law.
Becoming a Licensed Training Provider or Authorized Provider

Prepare your Family for Emergencies

You would do anything for the people you love, but are you ready to help them during an emergency? Disasters can strike quickly and without warning. They can force your family to evacuate the neighborhood or confine you to your home. Health emergencies like heart attacks happen all too often, and lifesaving CPR can’t wait.

By following three easy steps, you will ensure that you and your family are on the right track for being prepared for an emergency or disaster:

Take a Free Class Online
This simple online preparedness training course makes it easier than ever to get ready for emergencies. Click on the image below to take our FREE online preparedness course and Be Red Cross Ready!

Volunteer: Be Part of the Solution

Are you committed? Compassionate? Community-minded? Are you looking for an opportunity to provide services for the greater good of the community?

Volunteering for the American Red Cross may be for you!
The American Red Cross relies on volunteers to help people prepare for emergencies, provide training in lifesaving skills, assist those affected by disaster and provide transportation to critical medical appointments.

Nationally, volunteers constitute 96% of our total workforce, and locally, there are 19 volunteer positions filled for every one paid staff. Without our volunteers there would be no Red Cross.

Why not join this dynamic group of individuals?

Rewards of Volunteering:
It's not home. It's not work. It’s somewhere in between. When you become a Red Cross volunteer at - Simulation LMNP, you join a new family. A family with a shared mission: helping others.

Volunteers often get back as much as they give; often much, much more! There are so many reasons to volunteer. Whether it's helping others recover from a family house fire, taking an older adult to a medical appointment or teaching a babysitting course, anyone who joins the Red Cross family will find a place to belong.

Often in return, volunteers find fulfillment, satisfaction, a sense of belonging, and pride. Working with others, helping others; no better feeling!