The American Red Cross is proud to offer its Summer Youth Corps program, a meaningful, rewarding experience for those 13-24 years of age to help save lives and assist their communities. Participants also gain valuable training, work experience, skill development, and networking opportunities to help them prepare for their futures. Equally important is the support you provide to the collection team. Every blood donor you assist helps save up to 3 lives! You will also enhance your customer service skills and gain experience working directly with medical staff.
Those taking part in the Summer Youth Corps will serve as Red Cross Blood Drive Ambassadors. After training and orientation, they will be able to volunteer at blood drives being held throughout Nebraska between . The requirement is 10 shifts. Participants provide their own transportation to and from the drive, and a Parental Consent Form is needed for those 17 and under.
Red Cross Blood Drive Ambassadors have a range of customer service and other responsibilities. These include:
Engaging with blood donors, creating a favorable impression of the Red Cross, and helping develop a long-term commitment to regular blood donations.
Making reminder calls, rescheduling donor appointments, and performing follow up activities.
Welcoming and greeting donors, escorting as necessary, and assisting with initial intake and hand offs through the blood donation process.
Ensuring blood donors have relevant information and that questions are answered appropriately.
Attending to donors in the Hospitality Area, ensuring each is recognized for his or her contribution.
Displaying the utmost professionalism and communication skills.
Learning and sharing the Red Cross story, including the mission, vision, and values.
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. Vision Statement The American Red Cross, through its strong network of volunteers, donors and partners, is always there in times of need. We aspire to turn compassion into action so that... ...all people affected by disaster across the country and around the world receive care, shelter and hope; ...our communities are ready and prepared for disasters; ...everyone in our country has access to safe, lifesaving blood and blood products; ...all members of our armed services and their families find support and comfort whenever needed; and ...in an emergency, there are always trained individuals nearby, ready to use their Red Cross skills to save lives.
Since our founding by Clara Barton on May 21, 1881, the American Red Cross has been dedicated to serving people in need. We received our first congressional charter in 1900 and to this day we are tasked by the federal government with providing services to members of the American armed forces and their families as well as providing disaster relief in the United States and around the world.
Today, as throughout our long history, the Red Cross depends on generous contributions of time, blood, and money from the American public to support our lifesaving services and programs.