Our need for volunteers is constant and continues to evolve as we navigate this Coronavirus health crisis. If you are interested in serving to meet essential service needs in the public, review the CDC guidance for people who are at higher risk for severe illness, consult your healthcare provider, and follow local guidance. The number one priority of the American Red Cross is the health and safety of our employees, volunteers, blood donors and recipients, and clients.
About This Position
Are you a friendly, well-organized and enthusiastic person who can represent the Red Cross to our blood donors?
Volunteer blood 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.
You’ll need to meet these important qualifications:
Communicate in a professional manner with diverse populations
Read, write, hear and speak English in a legible and understandable manner
Demonstrate excellent customer service and comfort working with people
Manage the reception process by ensuring each donor is warmly greeted and assisted with initial intake according to the appointment priority system
Manage the hospitality experience by offering refreshments to donors, thanking them for their contribution, and alerting staff immediately if a donor shows signs of feeling unwell
Exhibit five key courtesies: respect, compassion, communication, collaboration, competence
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.
Each volunteer shift you take is another opportunity to help save lives.
One 4-6 hour shift per month for six months
Professional, clear and diplomatic communication skills