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American Red Cross - Central California

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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!

REQUIRED TRAINING

* 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

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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
Employment
Women

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

5035 Gilmore AveBakersfield, CA 93308

SKILLS

  • Human Resources Training & Development
  • Customer Service
  • Career Counseling / Coaching
  • Community Outreach
  • Multi-Tasking
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • 10 hours per month

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