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Use your Leadership Skills and Become a Red Cross Community Volunteer Leader!

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ORGANIZATION: American Red Cross Central California Region

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An American Red Cross Community Volunteer Leader (CVL) is serves as an ambassador for a community, with the primary goal of developing, building and expanding the presence of the Red Cross in a given area. A CVL serves as the face of the Red Cross to local communities with a dedicated focus on recruiting volunteers, managing relationships, fulfilling region-wide objectives and supporting delivery of the Red Cross mission.

What is this role?

A Community Volunteer Leader (CVL) is a leadership volunteer who works in partnership with the Executive Director. The CVL helps recruit a volunteer workforce that is both inclusive and represents the demographics of the community and fills the specific needs identified by the region.

Qualifications:

  • Serving as an advocate, representing the Red Cross volunteer needs within your specific community.
  • Sharing volunteer needs within social networks and other circles of influence.
  • Meeting with community groups and schools to share about volunteer opportunities.
  • Helping build and enhance presence in the local community.
  • Providing Red Cross updates to local service clubs (Rotary, Kiwanis, etc.).
  • Participating in local community events as an extension of Executive Director.
  • Assisting with cultivating, managing and stewarding external partner relationships.
  • Supporting routine meetings with key stakeholders (fire chiefs, mayors, veteran organizations, local media partners).

Requirements:

  • Passion for the Red Cross mission and the community
  • Interest in promoting volunteerism
  • Be a creative self-starter who is able to successfully manage multiple tasks and priorities
  • Embrace diversity and inclusion
  • Sharing volunteer needs within social networks / circles of influence.
  • Meeting with community groups and schools to share about volunteer opportunities.
  • Helping build / regain/ enhance presence in the local community.
  • Providing Red Cross updates to local service clubs (Rotary, Kiwanis, etc.).
  • Assisting with cultivating, managing and stewarding external partner relationships.
  • Supporting routine meetings with key stakeholders (fire chiefs, mayors, veteran organizations, local media partners).

Time Commitment:

  • 5-10 hours per month

Ready to Make a Difference? Here's How to Get Started!

  1. Go to redcross.org/volunteer to complete our online application. It takes less than 10 minutes!
  2. A member of our team will get in touch. Taking the time for a personal conversation enables us to match you with a role that will be both meaningful and enjoyable.
  3. We’ll provide all necessary training to ensure you can be successful in your volunteer role.

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About American Red Cross Central California Region

Location:

1300 W. Shaw Ave., Ste. 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.

Description

Types of volunteer opportunities may include:

Boots on the Ground -- Your role could be to respond to home fires and other emergencies in your community, conduct in-home smoke alarm installations, 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.

Working behind the Scenes positions include Keep the Red Cross Running -- Your role could be administrative/office support, scheduling shifts for your fellow volunteers, or logistics management to ensure disaster relief operations have the necessary supplies and equipment.

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 support local Red Cross services by joining an advisory board or the Board of Directors.

Tell the Red Cross Story -- Communications & Outreach volunteers educate the public about Red Cross services and stories in your community. By getting our message out, you'll educate people in need about how we can help, while attracting volunteers and donors to the mission.

You can make a difference today at by becoming a volunteer at redcross.org/volunteer

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Disaster Relief
Emergency & Safety
Community, Disaster Relief, Emergency & Safety

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

2707 State StreetSanta Barbara, CA 93105

(34.43749,-119.72419)
 

SKILLS

  • Safety & Disaster Education
  • Disaster Response
  • Strategic Planning
  • Community Outreach

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Flexible: 10 hours per month

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