Volunteers Needed with American Red Cross


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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


2731 N. First StreetSan Jose, CA 95134


Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the American Red Cross. We would love to have your help!

Need for Donor Ambassadors at Blood Drives:

We are looking for volunteers to serve at the San Jose Donor Center and at blood drives throughout Santa Clara County. In particular, we need Donor Ambassadors to register donors when they arrive and to serve donors in the canteen after they donate.

The San Jose Donor Center is open Monday, Friday, Saturday from 7:30 AM to 2:30 PM and Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 11:30 AM to 6:30 PM. Blood drives can start as early as 8:00 AM and run as late as 7:00 PM. We are asking for a commitment of one 4-hour shift per month for 6 months. Shifts are generally 4 hours and you can sign up for the shifts that fit your schedule the best.

Need for Tranportation Specialists (Drivers to deliver lifesaving blood products):

In addition to Donor Ambassadors, the American Red Cross is also in desperate NEED FOR DRIVERS to deliver lifesaving blood products to local hospitals and clinics. We currently do not have enough drivers to fill all of our shifts so if interested, please reach out!

Did you know that donated bloods spoils, has a use-by date, and cannot exceed its expiration? Getting blood products delivered safely and when needed is crucial.

The Red Cross is looking for a few good drivers to serve as volunteer transportation specialists to deliver lifesaving blood products to Bay area hospitals. Drivers help ensure that blood products are available when and where needed for patients. Accident and burn victims, heart surgery and organ transplant patients, and those in treatment for cancer may all need blood products.

What to know:

  • Drive Red Cross vehicles (not big trucks!)
  • Use small hand trucks
  • Training provided
  • You pick your schedule, ad hoc when available or repeating weekly 2-4x/month

What you need:

  • Valid CA driver’s license with minimum of 3 years driving
  • Verifiable and safe driving record
  • Able to lift boxes of lifesaving blood products of up to 45 pounds a short distance

To learn more: contact Sydney Lorek at sydney.lorek@redcross.org or (408) 857-8591.


  • Office Reception
  • Office Management
  • Donor Management
  • Transportation Management
  • Delivery
  • Customer Service

Good Match For

Teens People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • DA: 1 shifts/month. TS: weekly or 2-4x/mo.

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