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Volunteer From Home: Share the Red Cross story on our Communications Team!

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American Red Cross of Central California

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Purpose: Join our Communications team to help tell the Red Cross story! This team connects the public with our mission of preventing and alleviating human suffering and works to capture the work we do in the community. In doing this, they support recruiting new volunteers, developing partners, providing safety education, and supporting donors. Our team has a wide range of experience levels ranging from students to marketing and public affairs professionals-so this would be a fit for you whether are looking to learn and gain experience and/or are a seasoned veteran at the craft!

You can pick a role on this team that fits both your interest and availability such as:
* Visual Storyteller/Videographer
* Blogger
* Social Engagement & Content Creator
* Disaster Public Affairs Team Member

KEY Responsibilities:

Choose to remain entirely virtual or a mix of in-person and virtual!

Depending on the role within the department, key responsibilities may include:

  • Serve as media spokesperson for local news outlets in person, over the phone or through Skype interviews.
  • Work with chapter and regional leadership to write and pitch local stories to local media.
  • Write and distribute media advisories and press releases.
  • Maintain list of subject matter experts to speak with media.
  • Maintain media log of queries, interviews and news stories.
  • Monitoring for and engaging with any social media posts mentioning the Central California Region Red Cross
  • Replying to people who have Red Cross-related questions or who are looking for health and safety courses
  • Connecting people seeking help with proper community resources
  • Take photos and/or video at events, trainings and disasters in accordance with Red Cross brand standards
  • Capture portraits, candids and/or studio shots to tell the Red Cross story of service delivery

Time Commitment: varies based on position and if there is an active disaster relief operation, but generally ranges from 5-10 hours a 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 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

Community
Disaster Relief
Media & Broadcasting

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

2707 State StreetSanta Barbara, CA 93105

(34.43749,-119.72419)
 

SKILLS

  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • Management
  • Copy Writing / Copy Editing
  • Social Media / Blogging
  • Organization
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Flexible, but need individuals who can commit at least 5-10 hours per month.

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