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Military and Military Family Outreach Volunteer

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The American Red Cross Greater Pennsylvania

Purpose: Inform and educate Red Cross partners, military members and their families by conducting briefings at a variety of community venues.

Responsibilities:

  • Support the Red Cross mission
  • Deliver information about Red Cross programs and services answer questions in public 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 numbers
  • Provide appropriate referrals
  • Maintain professionalism and conduct as stated in Red Cross policy
Time Commitment: Flexible; hours vary weekly

Qualifications:
  • 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


Length of Appointment: Negotiable, as long as mutually desired

Development Opportunity:
  • Raise awareness to the military community about the services offered by their local American Red Cross
  • Attend relevant workshops
  • SAF Preparedness Program Lead
Training:
  • 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

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About The American Red Cross Greater Pennsylvania

Location:

2201 Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15222, 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.‚Äč

Description

The American Red Cross, through its strong network of volunteers, donors and partners, is always there in times of need. We aspire to turn compassion into action so that...

...all people affected by disaster across the country and around the world receive care, shelter and hope;

...our communities are ready and prepared for disasters;

...everyone in our country has access to safe, lifesaving blood and blood products;

...all members of our armed services and their families find support and comfort whenever needed; and

...in an emergency, there are always trained individuals nearby, ready to use their Red Cross skills to save lives.

Community
Veterans & Military Families

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

4961 Pittsburgh AvenueErie, PA 16509

(42.07401,-80.11034)
 

SKILLS

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

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training

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