Altoona/Johnstown-Chapter Education & Outreach Volunteer-Join!
American Red Cross
Inform and educate Red Cross partners, military members and their families by conducting briefings at a variety of community venues.
- Support the Red Cross mission
- Deliver information about Red Cross programs and services
- answer questions in pblic forums (deployment briefings; family Readiness meetings; Welcome briefings) and in "face-to-face" format such as community and deployment fairs, with audience size varying from small to very large numbrs
- Provide appropriate referrals
- Maintain professionalism and conduct as stated in Red Cross policy
Flexible; hours vary weekly
- Willing and able to support the Red Cross Service to the Armed Forces (SAF) mission and have an awareness of and appreciation for military culture, military families, and veterans' issues
- Ability to communicate effectively in a public setting; enjoys public speaking
- Comfortable presenting to large and small audiences
- Ability to interact effectively with culturally diverse audiences
- Computer skills and working knowledge of Power Point preferred
- Flexible and able to adapt quickly to schedule changes
- Knowledge of Red Cross policy
- Knowledge of military and community resources
- Orientation to the American Red cross
- SAF Military 101
- SAF overview
- Introductiion to SAF Casework (recommended)
- Public speaking -such as Toast Master (optional)
- On the job training
Length of Appointment
Negotiable, as long as mutually desired
- Raise awareness to the military community about the services offered by their local American Red Cross
- Attend relevant workshops
- SAF Preparedness Program Lead
About American Red Cross
250 Jari Drive, Johnstown, PA 15904, 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.
Volunteers carry out 90% of the humanitarian work of the Red Cross.
Whether helping one displaced family or thousands, providing care and comfort to an ill or injured service member or veteran, or teaching others how to respond in emergencies, it’s through the efforts of ordinary people that we can do extraordinary things.