Volunteering with American Red Cross Blood Services
is a great way to give back to the community.
It can also be great for you!
- Resume builder Employers and/or colleges often look for well-rounded and active individuals with demonstrated leadership and team management skills.
- The good feeling of knowing you’ve made a difference
You can feel awesome about yourself knowing you have helped save lives. Each donor you help recruit can help save up to three people!
- Leadership skills
Organizing a recruitment team, engaging school leadership or campus organizations, and demonstrating your ability to lead the team to success is no small feat!
- Event planning
There are a lot of aspects to planning a blood drive, including logistics and marketing the event – a perfect opportunity to show off your inner event planner.
- Community service
Volunteering with the Red Cross shows you care and are willing to invest your energy in giving back to your community.
The key to a successful blood drive at your school is to
have plenty of volunteers.
Volunteers are needed as:
- Refreshment servers:
serve food and drinks to donors after their donation, notify Red Cross staff if a donor needs help, thank donors for their donation and encourage them to make an appointment for an upcoming drive.
- Student Supervisor:
Makes sure the blood drive flows smoothly the day of the drive.
Note: Not all volunteer opportunities are the same at every blood drive. Check with your blood drive coordinator or Red Cross representative to see how you can help. See all volunteer opportunities in your area.