VOLUNTEER PURPOSE Screening Team members seek to understand what brought prospective volunteers to the Red Cross, their areas of interest and what position they would find most meaningful. Screeners use their understanding of the volunteer and match it with the needs of the organization, connecting volunteers with positions for which they are both interested and well suited.
TIME 5-10 hours per week (flexible, can work from home!)
ACTIVITIES * Schedules and conducts volunteer screening interviews by phone. * Reviews and has general understanding of volunteer opportunities. * Prepares for screening interviews following standardized training tools. * Matches volunteers to positions for which they are best suited, based on skills, interest, availability and available options. *Updates Volunteer Connection, Red Cross' online volunteer management system, with candidate information and makes referrals as required.
Skills/Experience Needed * Strong Communicators * Comfort using a computer and willingness to learn a new system * Ability to multi-task * Enjoys speaking one on one with people * Comfortable and competent working with diverse populations
REQUIRED TRAINING (all training provided online by Red Cross)
* Orientation to the American Red Cross *Volunteer Connection (American Red Cross Volunteer System) Training * Training on volunteer screening and processing accounts * On the job training with supervisor *Aprox. 7-10 hrs in total
Ready to Make a Difference? Here's How to Get Started!
Go to redcross.org/volunteer to complete our online application. It takes less than 10 minutes!
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.
We’ll provide all necessary training to ensure you can be successful in your volunteer role.
About American Red Cross Central California Region
1300 W. Shaw Ave., Ste. 4B, Fresno, CA 93711, 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.
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