Are you a friendly, well-organized and enthusiastic person who would like to help at local blood drives?
American Red Cross volunteer Donor Ambassadors ensure that blood donors have a pleasant and fulfilling experience, from the moment they arrive to the moment they leave. During a blood drive, whether you’re greeting donors, answering questions or thanking them for their donation, your courtesy and professionalism will create a favorable impression that encourages ongoing donor support.
Why Is This Position so Important?
The Red Cross collects and distributes about 40 percent of our nation’s blood supply. When you help create a fulfilling donation experience and encourage visitors to make a long-term commitment to regular donations, you improve our ability to meet this critical need. We need more volunteers than ever due to COVID-19. Not only has the number of volunteers able to help in-person decreased, but phlebotomists are in greater need of volunteer assistance at blood drives due to stricter regulations.
Shifts are available 7 days/week, as early as 7am going to as late as 7pm. Shifts are about 4 hours each, and flexible. However, the most need is currently during weekdays, Monday-Friday.
Time Commitment: 1 shift (4 hours) per month. Training is 1 hour and done virtually on your schedule.
Safety is #1: There is a mandatory temperature screening before anyone - volunteers, staff, or blood donors - can enter the facility. As a Donor Ambassador, you will not only go through this station, but may be asked to help with temperature checks using an infrared thermometer. Mask wearing is mandatory at all times. Red Cross will provide masks and gloves on arrival if wanted. Additionally, surfaces are regularly sanitizied and social distancing of 6+ feet is enforced.
Start your Red Cross experience today at www.redcross.org/volunteer
About American Red Cross of Northern California Coastal Region
1663 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94103, US
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.
Every single day, the American Red Cross helps people in emergencies. Whether its one displaced family, thousands of disaster victims, or providing care and comfort to an ill or injured service member or veteran or support to a military family 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.