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Community Volunteer Leader - Fredrick County, MD

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ORGANIZATION: American Red Cross - National Capital & Greater Chesapeake Region

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A Community Volunteer Leader (CVL) is a leadership volunteer who works in partnership with the Executive Director

(or Regional Executive) with the primary goal of building capacity to deliver the local Red Cross mission. The CVL

extends the reach of the Executive Director by serving as the face of Red Cross in a geographic location.

Location(s): Fredrick County Chapter

Reports To: Employees: Executive Director, Fredrick County Chapter

Responsibilities: Partnering with the Executive Director (or Regional Executive), the CVL works to enhance community presence and cultivate and steward key relationships that expand the Red Cross mission.

This may be accomplished through one or more of the following activities:

  • Participating in local community events as an extension of the Executive Director or Regional

Executive.

  • Building, regaining and/or enhancing the Red Cross presence in the local community by sharing

information and bringing relationships and resources to the Red Cross.

  • Cultivating and stewarding external relationships (elected officials, local service clubs, partners and

other key stakeholders) that expand the Red Cross mission.

  • Serving as an advocate, representing Red Cross volunteer needs within a specific community.
  • Sharing needs for volunteers with social networks & circles of influence.
  • Maintaining a general working knowledge of all Red Cross services and critical needs.

In chapters where Red Cross collects blood, the CVL:

  • Represents the Red Cross blood donation needs within a specific community.
  • Shares the need for blood donations with social networks & circles of influence.
  • Ensures blood drive sponsors are representative of the local community and fill specific needs

identified by the region.

  • Asks blood drive sponsors to meet blood drive objectives, increase the productivity of blood

drives and help to recruit donors to blood drives

  • Asks new sponsors to participate in the blood donation program to meet the strategic needs of

the region.

Qualifications:

  • Willingness to comply with Red Cross COVID-19 policies for in-person volunteer activities.

Passion for the Red Cross mission and the community

  • Demonstrated interest in promoting Red Cross opportunities and mission (to include biomedical

services in markets with blood).

  • A natural 'connector’; able to connect the community needs with American Red Cross
  • Able to be sensitive to others and personally work well in stressful situations with a wide variety of

people

  • A creative self-starter who can successfully manage multiple tasks and priorities
  • Embraces diversity and inclusion and demonstrates an understanding of the mission, vision, and seven

fundamental principles

  • Leads by example and demonstrates Red Cross values
  • Ability to work in a variety of roles, including those of consultant, collaborator, and administrators

Training: The Executive Director/Regional Executive in coordination with appropriate Red Cross staff will provide

Please provide an updated resume for consideration with a statement of interest to Joe.Miletti@redcross.org

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About American Red Cross - National Capital & Greater Chesapeake Region

Location:

4700 Mt. Hope Drive, Baltimore, MD 21215, 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.

Description

Every single day, the American Red Cross helps people in emergencies. Whether it's one displaced family, thousands of disaster victims, or providing care and comfort to a service member, our vital work is made possible by people like you. It is through the time and care of ordinary people that we can do extraordinary things.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Disaster Relief
Veterans & Military Families
Community, Disaster Relief, Veterans & Military Families

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Fredrick CountyFredrick county, MD 21709

(39.45285,-77.38161)
 

SKILLS

  • Business Development
  • Management
  • Professional Development
  • CSR / Volunteer Coordination
  • Community Outreach

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Ten to twenty hours a month.¬†Flexible - prefer one year renewable

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