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Volunteer Drivers Needed to Deliver Lifesaving Blood Products to Local Hospitals.

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ORGANIZATION: AMERICAN RED CROSS

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Did you know someone needs blood every two seconds? Every day, roughly 36,000 units of red blood cells are needed in the US. Simply put, that’s a lot of blood that is severely needed. Thankfully, many heed the need and donate blood. To continue to meet this critical need, the Virginia Region is looking for dependable, safe and courteous drivers to deliver lifesaving blood products.

As a Blood Transportation Specialists, you can be the critical link between blood donors and recipients. Volunteers take on regular routes and are on standby for emergency runs.

  • Willingness to comply with Red Cross COVID-19 policies.
  • Willingness to support the Red Cross mission, required
  • Valid state driver's license and 3 years of licensed driving experience, required
  • Familiarity with geographic area and driving routes, required
  • Able to verify safe driving record (Note: An MVR check will be completed as a part of the interview process for this position), required
  • Current insurance and state registration if using personal vehicle, required
  • Ability to lift 45 lbs., required
  • Successful completion of American Red Cross Transportation Specialist Training and Defensive Driving course upon acceptance in position, required
  • 2-4 shifts/month for a minimum of 6 months. Shifts are generally 4 hours each and are variable per site in the daytime, evening and weekends.

To learn more, visit: www.redcross.org/deliver or contact your local office:

Charles White

804.382.8055

charles.white6@redcross.org

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About AMERICAN RED CROSS

Location:

2825 Emerywood Parkway, Richmond, VA 23294, 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.‚Äč

Description

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.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Health & Medicine
Community, Health & Medicine

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Norfolk, VA 23510

(36.84887,-76.29135)
 

SKILLS

  • Customer Service
  • Delivery
  • Transportation
  • People Skills
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 19
  • 2-4 shifts/month for a minimum of 6 months. Shifts are generally 4 hours each and are variable per site in the daytime, evening and weekends.
  • Able to verify safe driving record (Note: An MVR check will be completed as a part of the interview process for this position), required. Free.

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