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Volunteer Opportunity

Greater Salem Area

Serving Benton, Lincoln, Linn, Marion and Polk counties.


We are looking for volunteers with excellent customer service and driving skills! Volunteer couriers support our lifesaving mission by picking up and delivering blood to American Red Cross facilities or hospitals in a safe and timely manner. Every unit of blood transported can help to save as many as three lives.

Volunteer Promise: Minimum six month commitment.

Note: Applicants must be at least 21 years of age, maintain a valid driver’s license and the state’s minimum car insurance. Volunteer couriers must have a good driving record for the past two years and be able to lift packages weighing up to 50 pounds.



Luis Ramirez
Volunteer Coordinator
American Red Cross
Volunteer Services
475 Cottage Street NE Suite 110
Salem, OR 97301

Blood Drive Ambassador

Volunteers like you help ensure every blood donor has a rewarding experience so they will return to save another life. As a Receptionist, Donor Escort or Hospitality Host you are an essential blood drive team member. Don’t wait another day to find out how good it feels to make a difference in someone’s life!

Community Outreach

Volunteers like you are the face of the Red Cross at fairs, festivals and community events.  In this vital role you will educate the public about Red Cross  programs, blood donation and volunteering. Every connection you build may save up to 3 lives.

Language Interpreter (Spanish)

Language Interpreters like you are the critical link between the Red Cross and life-saving blood donors. Utilize your fluent Spanish speaking skills to translate medical information and assist at community outreach events.

Office Assistant

Volunteers like you support departments as they work to provide life-saving blood to hospital patients. You’ll partner with paid staff on vital office projects such as: data entry, correspondence, preparing packets, filing and more. Share and develop your professional skills as you help others! 

This position is available in our Salem office location only.

Phone Team

As part of the Phone Team, volunteers like you make an immediate and positive connection with blood donors.  Join the team that thanks donors and reminds them of their life-saving blood donation appointments.

This position is available in our Salem office location only.

Team Volunteering

Groups like yours (retiree, civic, faith based, youth etc.) partner with Red Cross to ensure the success of community blood drives.  Choose to make an even bigger impact by hosting your own blood drive!  What a great way for a group to receive visibility and make a difference locally!

Volunteer Promise: Call us today to find out how your team can get involved!


Whole Blood, Double Red Cell or Platelet Donor

Would you like to volunteer but have a limited amount of time?  Just an hour or two can mean a lifetime to someone who needs blood. Giving blood is easy, safe and rewarding. 

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