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Volunteer Opportunities

Carolinas

Do you have some extra time that you would like to fill helping others in your community? Is being a part of a team that comes to the aid and support of your friends, family, neighbors and entire community 365 days a year, sound exciting and fulfilling to you?
If your response is yes, the American Red Cross has volunteer opportunities available that we would like for you to consider.
The American Red Cross Carolinas Blood Services Region relies on volunteers serving in a wide range of interesting positions. We are always searching for volunteers who can help us provide the best services possible to our community.
There are numerous opportunities for you to make a difference in people’s lives – and no matter what your skills, there is a place for you!

Becoming a Red Cross volunteer is easy and vital in our daily efforts to meet the needs of our respective communities.
Volunteer Opportunities within the Carolinas Blood Services Region of the American Red Cross.

Because we collect almost half the nation’s supply of blood, most people think of blood when they hear the Red Cross name. The Carolinas Blood Services Region of the American Red Cross provides lifesaving blood to 103 hospitals and must have 1,600 people give blood and platelets each weekday to meet patient needs. With the support and giving of their time and energy, volunteers dedicated to helping others allow us to meet these needs and reach our goals.

Volunteer opportunities include:
Greeters

  • As the donor’s first American Red Cross contact, volunteer should possess good communication skills. Job duties include: Welcome each donor, give instructions for required reading material, honor appointments and answer general questions.
  • Training is provided.
  • Weekday and weekend hours available, usually a 2-4 hour shift.
  • Bloodmobile volunteers provide own transportation.

Canteen

  • Assure blood donors are comfortable and serve refreshments to donors following their blood donation; express appreciation for their donation and commitment.
  • Training is provided.
  • Weekday and weekend hours available, usually a 2-4 hour shift.
  • Bloodmobile volunteers provide own transportation.
 
Evelyn and Raymond Carman have been volunteers in the Charlotte Blood Donation Center for more than fifteen years and volunteer as much as three times each month. The couple, married 61 years, says volunteering keeps them active and involved in their community. Evelyn, 80, adds, “Both Raymond and I love people and we enjoy interacting with...