VOLUNTEER PURPOSE Screening Team members seek to understand what brought prospective volunteers to the Red Cross, their areas of interest and what position they would find most meaningful. Screeners use their understanding of the volunteer and match it with the needs of the organization, connecting volunteers with positions for which they are both interested and well suited.
TIME 5-10 hours per week (flexible, can work from home!)
ACTIVITIES Schedules and conducts volunteer screening interviews by phone. Reviews and has general understanding of volunteer opportunities. Prepares for screening interviews following standardized training tools. Matches volunteers to positions for which they are best suited, based on skills, interest, availability and available options. Updates Volunteer Connection, Red Cross' online volunteer management system, with candidate information and makes referrals as required.
Skills/Experience Needed Strong Communicators Comfort using a computer and willingness to learn a new system Ability to multi-task Enjoys speaking one on one with people Can be compassionate and passionate with diverse populations
* Orientation to the American Red Cross *Volunteer Connection (American Red Cross Volunteer System) Training * Training on volunteer screening and processing accounts * On the job training with supervisor *Aprox. 7-10 hrs in total
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.
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.