Blood Drive Volunteers
Blood Drive Volunteers receive their training and are scheduled through local Red Cross Chapters. They work at mobile and Blood Donation Centers in their own neighborhoods.
- Reception Area Volunteers are the face of the American Red Cross to the blood donor. They warmly welcome donors and guide them through the donation registration process by providing instruction, reading material, and excellent customer service. These volunteers have the opportunity to positively impact the donor’s experience with their caring attitude and professional demeanor.
- Refreshment Area Volunteers are vital to the donor’s overall donation experience. They serve refreshments, present recognition and promotional items, encourage future donation appointments, alert staff when a donor is not feeling well, and foster a positive environment and impression of the American Red Cross.
- Blood Donation Center Ambassadors have significantly expanded blood drive responsibilities. They educate donors regarding current promotions, double red and apheresis options, promoting “Give where you’re needed most.” They encourage donors to pre-sign for their next eligible donation date, take inventory, and maintain frequent communication with the donor center staff.