Want to help out? Here are some of the volunteer opportunities we may have available:
Blood Collection Assistant
You’ll greet donors as they come to a Red Cross blood drive and provide them with required pre-donation information.
Help set-up the refreshment area and hand out drinks and snacks to people who have just donated blood. You can talk with the donors and thank them for the donation.
You will to talk with people at a drive and ask them in help save lives by donating blood. The top reason people don’t give blood is because nobody asks them to. Now’s the chance!
Office Assistant Volunteer
Volunteer to assist the office staff with clerical tasks 2-3 days per week. Tasks may include data entry, filing, preparing mailings, fulfilling promotional item orders, making calls from the donor call center to blood donors to schedule appointments or remind donors of an upcoming blood drive, etc. Some tasks include light lifting.
Do you like driving the open road? Volunteers would deliver and/or pick up blood and blood components in a safe and efficient manner and deliver to the regional hospitals and centers. The volunteer would need a current driver’s license with a good driving record, ability to lift 50 pounds and minimum age of 21.
Volunteer to assist taking inventory in the Region's warehouse 2-3 days per week boxing and organizing promotional and/or marketing materials used for blood drives. Some light lifting involved.
Volunteer to serve as bilingual volunteers “native Spanish speaking” and “non native Spanish speaking” to translate and assist at American Red Cross blood drives.
For more information about volunteering with the Red Cross, please contact:
Manager of Volunteer Services
Missouri Illinois Blood Services Region