You may want to know what kinds of jobs are available on a volunteer basis with the Red Cross, so I have put together a list of what I could find. Hopefully, this list may have something that you are interested in if you have been thinking about volunteering some of your time. Check it out to see the typical jobs available, because the Red Cross is always looking for people who have varied backgrounds in different areas.
By becoming a board member, you will become a spokesperson for the Red Cross in your local community. You will also be able to assist with fund raising efforts and various marketing programs.
This job would require you to assist in recruiting new members and help place them in areas where they are most needed.
Hospital volunteers assist patients at military hospitals, and also lend a hand at the local Veterans Administration service.
Babysitting Course Instructor
Become certified to teach the Red Cross Babysitting course to teens in your area.
Disaster Preparedness Instructor/Presenter
You will be able to instruct families and groups how to prepare for a potential disaster before it happens
Disaster Services Volunteer
Once you are trained, you will assist other volunteers in providing food, shelter and other resources to families who have been affected by a disaster. Scenarios might include a fire, flood, hurricane or tornado.
Disaster Action Team Member
Volunteers who are a member of this team are ready to jump into action at a moment’s notice when there is any disaster.
If you are certified, you can instruct groups of people on how to perform CPR, First Aid, and swimming and water safety.
First Aid Team Volunteer
The team sponsors events throughout the year to bring awareness to the community concerning the Red Cross and the need for volunteers.
Both students and teachers from grade school through college participate in Red Cross programs and have clubs within the schools that belong to the society.
Red Cross Ready
This is a short 10-minute quiz that enables you and your own family to prepare a disaster plan of your own should the time ever come when you would need it.
Blood Drive Coordinator
You will be the person who greets blood donors when they come in to donate and helps them to register.
Blood Donor Recruiter
You will work with businesses, companies, and individuals to promote upcoming blood drives and sign up donors.
There are dozens of tasks that need to be done in this area. You may be asked to stock shelves, check existing inventories, run errands or make deliveries.
As a public speaker you would set up presentations in and around the community to educate the public about the Red Cross mission and its many services.
Your duties would be to assist the administrative members with filing, typing, and other office-related tasks.
As you can clearly see from this list there are numerous ways you can assist your local chapter of the American Red Cross if you want volunteer some of your time and knowledge. As I stated, this is only a partial list of volunteer opportunities, and there are many more ways you can give back by becoming a member of the Red Cross Society. It’s a chance to help your local communities, and gain a personal satisfaction by knowing you are assisting those in need. Go! Volunteer!
I’m sure every man, woman, and undoubtedly some children have heard of the Red Cross in America, but I wonder if everyone actually knows what that Red Cross symbolizes, or what the organization does?