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American Red Cross - Alabama Mississippi Region

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Purpose: Contribute to the qualify of life provided by the VA Health Care System through volunteer jobs provided at the local VA Health Care Facility.

Location(s):

BIRMINGHAM (Middle Chapter), Shelby County (Middle Chapter)

Responsibilities:

  • Enhance the Veteran’s experience by providing direct comfort, support, advocacy and reassurance to the Veteran during examinations, procedures or other care that may cause anxiety.
  • Functions as an adjunct/supplement to the clinical team and contributes to creating an environment that supports patient satisfaction and the delivery of care by focusing on the Veteran’s psychological well-being.
Time Commitment:
  • Miminum 4 hours per week with at least 100 hours of service

Qualifications:
  • Has broad health care experience and knowledge of medical terminology
  • Good customer service and effective oral communication
  • Demonstrated professional manner

Relationships:

  • Works with local VAVS Representative/Deputy; VAVS Program Manager; Job specific supervisor; other volunteers and patients
Length of Appointment:
  • 4 hours a week minimum and at least 100 hours of service. Length of appointment can be ongoing.
Development Opportunities:
  • Will work with and alongside Red Cross staff, volunteers, and VA staff and patients.
  • VAVS Local Representative/Deputy
  • VAVS Local Committee
  • VA Hospital Development
  • Job specific training
Requirements:
  • Orientation to American Red Cross
  • VAVS Orientation provided by the VA
  • Specific job-related training provided by the VAVS Program Manager
  • On the job training
  • VA background check
  • Volunteers must be female because the program is supporting female veterans at this time
To apply:

https://volunteerconnection.redcross.org/?nd=vms_regional_global_entry_points# or email sandy.zuiderhoek@redcross.org

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About American Red Cross - Alabama Mississippi Region

Location:

700 Caldwell Trace, Birmingham, AL 35242, US

Mission Statement

The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.

Description

Every single day, the American Red Cross helps people in emergencies. Whether itメs one displaced family, thousands of disaster victims, or providing care and comfort to an ill or injured service member or veteran or support to a military family member, our vital work is made possible by people like you. It is through the time and care of ordinary people that we can do extraordinary things.

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Veterans & Military Families

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

114 22nd Street SouthBirmingham, AL 35233

(33.51249,-86.80099)
 

SKILLS

  • Community Outreach

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • 100 Hours

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