VOLUNTEER PURPOSE Enthusiastic communicators needed! Help prospective volunteers navigate through the application process and find their perfect opportunity to serve the Red Cross mission.
TIME 5 hrs per week
ACTIVITIES Update and manage online profiles for prospective volunteers Communicate progress and setup new volunteer interviews Screen, process, and place volunteers based on skill, interest and availability
Skills/Experience Needed Strong Communicators Comfort using a computer and willingness to learn a new system Ability to multi-task Enjoys speaking 1:1 with individuals Can be compassionate and passionate with diverse populations Customer Service experience a plus but not required!
* Orientation to the American Red Cross (all training will be provided) *Volunteer Connection (American Red Cross Volunteer System) Training * Training on volunteer screening and processing accounts * On the job training with supervisor
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.