Community Leader Volunteer

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The American Red Cross - Southern California Region

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A Community Volunteer Leader works with the Executive Director to collaborate with the community or collection of communities with the primary goal of connecting the community with the Red Cross mission.

As a credible leader in the community, help represent the community needs and opportunities back to Red Cross Regional Leadership. Utilize established communication channels to communicate community needs and stay current on Red Cross programs and messaging. To help build / regain presence, serve as the face of Red Cross at local community events and serve as primary public affairs / local communicator .



Responsibilities:

  • Recruit and refer prospective volunteers and volunteer groups to the American Red Cross in support of District and Regional goals and metrics
  • Help recruit volunteers that is both inclusive and represents the demographics of the community. As an advocate, represent the Red Cross volunteer needs within the community
  • Maintain appropriate level of communication with chapter leadership to understand volunteer priorities and needs.
  • Cultivate, manage, and steward external partner relationships to help create and maintain connectedness within defined community, managing a portfolio of key stakeholders. Portfolio of relationships within assigned geography will include elected officials, key government agencies, community groups, faith-based, colleges/universities, civic, NGOs/NPOs, and military organizations. Maintain appropriate level of communication with regional leadership to ensure consistent messaging and priorities.
  • Promote and facilitate opportunities across all relevant lines of service within assigned geography. Leverage social capital and relationships to expand local Red Cross mission in support of regional goals and objectives. Maintain appropriate level of communication with chapter leadership.

Qualifications:

  • Passion for the Red Cross mission and the community.
  • A natural connector; able to connect the community needs with American Red Cross.
  • Strong communication skills, one-on-one or with groups.
  • An interest and background in relationship / account management.
  • Credible individual with knowledge of and influence in the community.
  • Demonstrated interest in promoting volunteerism.
  • Individual willing to leverage personal and professional social capital to promote Red Cross mission.
  • Able to be sensitive to others and personally work well in stressful situations with a wide variety of people.
  • Be a creative self-starter who is able to successfully manage multiple tasks and priorities.
  • Sensitive to diversity issues.
  • Commitment to the American Red Cross and its values.
  • Understand Red Cross objectives, organization, services, and the responsibilities and relationships of working with volunteers.
  • Ability to work in a variety of roles, including those of consultant, collaborator, and administrator.
  • Comfortable with use of email, web, and social media tools.

Time Commitment:
Minimum 10 hours / month

Contact: Karla Legorreta at Karla.Legorreta@redcross.org or (714) 380-7263 (text ok)

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About The American Red Cross - Southern California Region

Location:

600 Parkcenter Dr, Santa Ana, CA 92705, US

Mission Statement

to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.

Description

to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Community
Disaster Relief

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

600 Park Center Dr.Santa Ana, CA 92705

(33.75021,-117.83655)
 

SKILLS

  • Community Outreach
  • Korean
  • Spanish
  • Vietnamese

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum 10 hours per month
  • Must be vaccinated.

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