Donor Ambassador (One blood drive per month, 4-6 hours)
Fill an incredibly important volunteer position by taking temperatures of each of our donors at blood drives for staff to continue focusing on the life-saving mission of blood collection. Provide friendly service to each donor and follow up post donation with refreshments and snacks.
Transportation Specialist (Evansville, IN, two 4-6 hour shifts per month)
Drive to save lives by delivering blood products from Red Cross facilities to local hospitals and centers. A Red Cross vehicle is provided for deliveries and volunteers must be able to lift up to 45lbs. A valid state driver’s license with proof of insurance with at least 3 years of experience driving and a clean driving record are required.
Disaster Action Team Member (Minimum of two 12 hour on-call shifts per month, 10 hours of online training)
Bring your compassion to help others as a Disaster Action Team (DAT) member. DAT responders provide emotional support, financial assistance, and information and referrals to help families affected and displaced by disasters begin the process of recovery. Phone, computer, and access to internet is required as trainings are conducted online. Volunteers must also sign up for a minimum of 2 on-call shifts monthly, (more shift signups are encouraged to ensure coverage, strong engagement, and gain valuable learning experiences).
Disaster Caseworker (10 hours of online training, caseload dependent on disaster response incidents) Volunteers must have computer, internet, and phone skills are required. Volunteers are to follow up with clients and families to help in their recovery process after a disaster has occurred, with the most common being a house fire. Volunteers must have strong phone and computer skills as client check ins are conducted via phone/video calls, and information must be documented online. At times these cases can be emotionally charged, so empathy and an ability to connect with resources and encourage individuals and families to move forward in the recovery process.
Disaster Preparedness Presenter (1 to 2 presentations monthly, curriculum provided)
Educate individuals and groups on how to be prepared before a disaster occurs. Community Disaster Education Instructors assist the Red Cross in delivering its mission by educating community members, organizations, and agencies to prevent and prepare for emergencies. Volunteers must have a computer, internet, phone, and a willingness to teach virtually and in person.
Engagement Team Members (5 hours monthly)
Work with departments to engage their volunteers. Some help with onboarding new volunteers, getting them connected with resources and more. Others make monthly calls to help volunteers who perhaps have drifted away, or we haven’t heard from in a few weeks. We want to make sure that our volunteers have resources and are supported and heard! Engagement volunteers actively support the volunteer experience from the very beginning and throughout the volunteer’s journey. We seek volunteers who have a customer service approach and an ability to navigate conversations with both new and established relationships. Need to have a phone and computer.
Engagement Lead (5 hours weekly)
Support Engagement team members by maintain and elevating relationships and levels of current volunteers. As a lead help provide guidance and coaching to the department staff and volunteers regarding the engagement of the Red Cross workforce. Project Management, supervisory skills, and mentoring skills are highly desired as position will oversee a regional team of volunteers.
Recognition and Appreciation Lead (5 hours weekly)
Work with departments to recognize the incredible gift of time that our amazing volunteers give to the American Red Cross. Volunteer will coordinate special events, our allocation of hours promotion program, sending out service pins, writing thank you & birthday cards, and more. If you enjoy showing people how important, valuable, and appreciated they are, this is the opportunity for you!
Volunteer Recruitment Specialist