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Deliver Hope: Be an American Red Cross Blood Ambassador

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American Red Cross of the Central Valley

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Due to the COVID-19, most work will be completed from home until further information are given.

If you have a little free time and are a true "people person," the Red Cross has a great volunteer position for you.

Volunteer blood donor ambassadors ensure that blood donors have a pleasant and fulfilling experience, from the moment they arrive to the moment they leave. During a blood drive, whether you’re greeting donors, answering questions or thanking them for their donation, your courtesy and professionalism will create a favorable impression that encourages ongoing donor support.

You’ll need to meet these important qualifications:

  • Communicate in a professional manner with diverse populations
  • Demonstrate excellent customer service and comfort working with people
  • Manage the reception process by ensuring each donor is warmly greeted and assisted with initial intake according to the appointment priority system
  • Manage the hospitality experience by offering refreshments to donors, thanking them for their contribution, and alerting staff immediately if a donor shows signs of feeling unwell
Why Is This Position so Important?

The Red Cross collects and distributes about 40 percent of our nation’s blood supply. When you help create a fulfilling donation experience and encourage visitors to make a long-term commitment to regular donations, you improve our ability to meet this critical need.

Each volunteer shift you take is another opportunity to help save lives.

Requirements

  • One 4-6 hour shift per month for six months
  • Professional, clear and diplomatic communication skills
  • Comfortable approaching people you do not know

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About American Red Cross of the Central Valley

Location:

1300 W. Shaw Ave., Ste. 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.

Description

Types of volunteer opportunities may include:

Boots on the Ground -- Your role could be to respond to home fires and other emergencies in your community, conduct in-home smoke alarm installations, 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.

Working behind the Scenes positions include Keep the Red Cross Running -- Your role could be administrative/office support, scheduling shifts for your fellow volunteers, or logistics management to ensure disaster relief operations have the necessary supplies and equipment.

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 support local Red Cross services by joining an advisory board or the Board of Directors.

Tell the Red Cross Story -- Communications & Outreach volunteers educate the public about Red Cross services and stories in your community. By getting our message out, you'll educate people in need about how we can help, while attracting volunteers and donors to the mission.

You can make a difference today at by becoming a volunteer at redcross.org/volunteer

Community
Emergency & Safety
Health & Medicine

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

836 Calle PlanoCamarillo, CA 93010

(34.2313,-119.049)
 

SKILLS

  • Community Outreach
  • Networking
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Public Speaking
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 3-5 five hours per month; flexible. In person, virtually, and/or remotely
  • Flexibility. Comfort with technology and virtual work. Ability to communicate proficiently (phone, e-mail, in-person). Enjoys fun work and being on a team!

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