Bath VA Hospital: Veterans Affairs Voluntary Services (VAVS) Representative through the Red Cross

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ORGANIZATION: American Red Cross

Volunteers are heroes

This position supports the Regional Service to the Armed Forces department. American Red Cross volunteer leaders work to ensure the delivery of a variety of VA programs and services to the veteran community. Provides over site of VAVS and/or all VA programs based on size and complexity of region programing.

Locations

Steuben County, Bath area preferred

Key Responsibilities

* Willingness to support the Red Cross mission.
* Promote Red Cross and Veterans programs and activities
* Recruit and assign volunteers to meet a variety of community needs
* Responsible for team training and quality assurance
* May serve as American Red Cross volunteer leadership partners with the Red Cross Division/Region Management Team

Qualifications

Dependent upon leadership position, qualifications may include:
* Knowledge of VA protocol and culture;
* Knowledge of community resources
* Ability to work effectively with a team
* Ability to recruit and involve volunteers
* Strong communication skills, oral and written
* Basic computer skills
* Supervisory skills; ability to resolve local volunteer issues
* Knowledge of Red Cross structure
* Willingness to comply with current public health and Red Cross policies.

Time Commitment

Established by the local Red Cross unit with a minimum of 10 hours per month

Development Opportunities

Attend workshops as applicable to position with local community agencies and any applicable Red Cross training or meetings.
Gain leadership, management, and on-the-job experience.

Length of Appointment

Indefinite until successor

Relationships

Division/Regional management team

Training

* Orientation to the American Red Cross
* Volunteer Connection Orientation
* Supervisory/management training
* Job specific training

For more information on our Service to Armed Forces (SAF): https://www.redcross.org/about-us/our-work/military-families.html

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About American Red Cross

Location:

620 E Main St, Endicott, NY 13760, 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
Veterans & Military Families
Community, Veterans & Military Families

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Bath, NY 14810

(42.33702,-77.31776)
 

SKILLS

  • Customer Service
  • Data Entry
  • People Skills
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum of 10 hours per month or as discussed
  • Must have Monday-Friday 9am-5pm availability

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