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American Red Cross - Central California

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VOLUNTEER PURPOSE Opportunities exist in Kern, Tulare and Kings County
Assist the Volunteer Services team to recruit new volunteers to the organization.
Works with departments to recruit current volunteers for new opportunities and leadership positions
Equips departments with tools they need to make a pitch for volunteering when they are out in the community talking about the Red Cross
Coordinates and attends community outreach and recruitment events

OPEN TIME DAYS
5-10 hours per month

REQUIRED TRAINING
* Orientation to the American Red Cross
* On-the-job training from supervisor
* Volunteer Connection Orientation

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About American Red Cross - Central California

Location:

1300 W Shaw Suite 4B, Fresno, CA 93711, 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. The American Red Cross Central California Region serves over 4.2 million residents throughout 11 counties: Fresno, Inyo, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Mono, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Tulare and Ventura.

Description

Boots on the Ground -- Your role could be to respond to home fires and other emergencies in your community, conduct in-home smoke alarm installation and fire safety education visits, or working in a wildfire shelter providing safe accommodations.

Instructor/Presenter positions to deliver education programs focused on preparedness, disasters and how to "Be Red Cross Ready" to adults and youth.

Client Facing Help Our Clients - Your role could be working with a family after a home fire, helping people locate loved ones after a war or natural disaster, or assisting military families with emergency communications and other services. This work can be emotionally draining but also deeply satisfying as you provide aid and comfort in someone’s time of need.

Lead the Way - "Leadership" volunteers guide our efforts, inspire our volunteers and hold us accountable to the highest standards. Your role could be to lead a small team of fellow volunteers, act as an advisor to a Red Cross Club for youth, or joining our Board of Directors.

Tell the Red Cross Story - Communications & Outreach volunteers educate the public about Red Cross services and stories in your community. Your role could be to represent the Red Cross at community events, work with your local media, or tell Red Cross stories through marketing, social media, or photography.

Community
Disaster Relief
Women

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

5035 Gilmore AveBakersfield, CA 93308

(35.38944,-119.05822)
 

SKILLS

  • Community Outreach
  • Networking
  • People Skills
  • Public Speaking
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Multi-Tasking

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 year, renewable

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