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Blood Service Volunteer

Position Title
Blood Service Volunteer

Location
Various bloodmobile sites throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey

Purpose 
Support blood collection by providing customer service to donors

Key Responsibilities 

  • Willingness to support Red Cross Mission
  • Greet donors and assist with registration
  • Escort donors to canteen area
  • Be alert and report any adverse donor reactions
  • Offer refreshments, appropriate instructions, and conversation
  • Explain importance of blood donations and encourage people to donate regularly
  • Set up and maintain cleanliness in canteen area

Relationships 
Various levels of American Red Cross staff, paid and volunteer

Qualifications

  • Minimum age of 15 years
  • Ability to effectively communicate with diverse populations
  • Ability to read, write, hear and speak English in a legible and understandable manner
  • Previous customer service experience preferred

Training

  • Orientation to American Red Cross Red Cross Penn-Jersey Blood Services Region
  • American Red Cross Blood Service Volunteer Training
  • On-site bloodmobile shadowing with senior Blood Service Volunteer
  • Training updates as required

Length of Appointment 
One year. Renewable with up-to-date training courses

Time Commitment 
Must attend two blood drives per month (Six hours each)

Development Opportunities

  • Gain valuable training/experience while providing an invaluable service to the community
  • Network with people from your community
  • Develop customer service skills that can last a lifetime
  • Ability to become a Bloodmobile/Donor Center Team Leader 

 

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