The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
American Red Cross - Pacific NW Region Blood ServicesAmerican Red Cross - Pacific NW Region Blood Services
The American Red Cross Biomedical services will fulfill the needs of the American people for the safest, most reliable, most cost-effective blood, plasma and tissue services through voluntary donations. Read more
The American Red Cross Biomedical services will fulfill the needs of the American people for the safest, most reliable, most cost-effective blood, plasma and tissue services through voluntary donations.
We are a humanitarian organization led by volunteers and guided by its Congressional Charter and the Fundamental Principals of the International Red Cross Movement, will provide relief to victims of disasters and help people help people prevent, and prepare for and respond to emergencies.
by Harry P. from Portland, OR
I just completed an eight month internship at the Red Cross Apheresis Unit as well as Central Supply services. I can't begin to say how much this internship has meant to me. The staff as well as the volunteers were friendly and supportive of me as a person as well as my goals. I've been working in healthcare as an RN mostly with Disaster Relief Missions around the world. Therefore,when I stress the attributes of a place, it comes with integrity as well as experience. The Apheresis Unit (platelet collections) has recently received National recognition, for attainment of monthly collections, as well as the people who staff it. I came to Red Cross, I was considering a return to Nursing. When I left Red Cross eight months later, I knew where I was heading. The volunteer here, is respected and acknowledged. The first people you will meet, is Lauren Grube and Karen Roberts. These good people will help you to achieve those higher values, that surely come with strength and bonds of humility
The internal support from the permanent staff is outstanding. A volunteer is offered many different areas in which they can use their own unique talents. And finally, the training and education which is so necessary to be an effective volunteer. It has been great fun to do Community Outreach.