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American Red Cross of Central California

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Youth Engagement Lead

Purpose:
The Youth Engagement Lead serves as a peer and confidante working collaboratively with the regional Volunteer Services team, specifically the Engagement Specialist, to support National Youth Strategy goals and objectives to educate and engage youth in all aspects of the Red Cross mission.


Key Responsibilities:
* Develop and execute an implementation work plan outlining objectives, strategies, and tactics supporting the 5 pillars of the National Youth Strategy (Learning, Blood Donors, Fundraising, International Humanitarian Law and Social Engagement) and regional youth engagement priorities.
* Identify and assess opportunities for youth engagement in the 5 pillars of youth engagement
* Collaborate with Engagement Specialist to create realistic targets, focused on delivering results in the 5 pillars of youth engagement -
* Empower youth volunteerism and leadership by building connections between youth and the Red Cross mission -
* Work closely with Engagement Specialist to integrate youth into Red Cross programs and activities -
* Develop/build a team of skilled volunteers, including Red Cross Club Coordinators; build rapport with youth engagement team and youth
Time Commitment
Approximately 5-8 hours per week, working remotely. Available during weekends and/or evenings to best accommodate youth and young adult volunteer schedules.

Qualifications:
* Experience working with and leading youth and young adults
* Leadership in nonprofit or for-profit organizations
* Cultural sensitivity to diverse audiences
* Knowledge and understanding of Red Cross services and operations and opportunities for volunteer service, specifically youth and young adult volunteer opportunities
* Enthusiastic about Red Cross mission and programs
* Works well individually and with others
* Ability to work with and utilize Volunteer Connection database
* Exceptional people skills to understand and meet the needs of a diverse audience
* Team building, and succession planning skills to build youth program continuity
* Relationship building skills working collaboratively with staff partner as well as board members, senior management, and other volunteers as needed
* Understanding the value of youth and young adult volunteers and providing leadership and support to ensure youth and young adult volunteers are productive and have a mutually rewarding experience * Strong program management skills

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 of Central California

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

Children & Youth
Community
Disaster Relief

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

230 NW 3rd AveVisalia, CA 93291

(36.34089,-119.29393)
 

SKILLS

  • Youth Services
  • Program Management
  • Group Facilitation
  • Child Development

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 hours per week or 8-10 hours per month, flexible scheduling, six month commitment

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