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Blood Services Volunteer Trainer

Position Title
Blood Services Volunteer Trainer

Location
Various sites throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey

Purpose 
Support blood collection by training volunteers in Red Cross orientation and volunteer blood service functions

Key Responsibilities

  • Willingness to support Red Cross Mission
  • Orient new volunteers to American Red Cross
  • Train Red Cross volunteers in registration, donor room and canteen functions
  • Determine volunteer competency to perform non-regulated functions at blood drives through observation and documentation
  • Train teams of community members to become site-specific blood service volunteers
  • Attend relevant meetings

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

Qualifications

  • Previous experience as a Blood Service Volunteer OR willing to work a minimum of 3 blood drives (18 hours) before attending “Train the Trainer” session
  • Ability to effectively communicate with diverse populations
  • Ability to pay attention to detail and accurately complete a variety of paperwork

Training

  • Orientation to American Red Cross Penn-Jersey Blood Services Region
  • American Red Cross Blood Service Volunteer training
  • Two initial training and three team training meetings
  • Self-study Trainers Manual (2 hours)
  • On-going training support as needed

Time Commitment

  • One training session/month ( 2 hour training +1/2 hour documentation  process)
  • Attend 4 meetings/year and additional training if required
  • Training times are flexible and are scheduled based on your availability

Development Opportunities

  • Gain valuable training experience while providing an invaluable service to your community
  • Network with people from all over your community
  • Develop transferable career skills that can last a lifetime

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