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Volunteer Opportunities

River Valley

Each year more than one million Americans join with the American Red Cross to provide vital services in their community through volunteer work. When you volunteer with the Red Cross, you become part of a group of people who truly make a difference in the lives of their fellow Americans. And, by volunteering for Red Cross Blood Services, you will be helping patients in serious medical need.

 
The canteen server provides refreshments to the donors following their donation and makes them feel good about what they've done. Canteen servers talk to donors and report to Red Cross staff if a donor shows signs of not feeling well. They also provide recognition for donors that have reached a donation milestone. It is important that they promote...
The administrative assistant supports various departments and programs through clerical support, data entry and receptionist responsibilities.
The warehouse assistant supports our donor representatives and their outreach efforts. The assistant aids in creating an inventory of our promotional materials, organizing and arranging storage space and moving boxes as necessary. Computer skills are beneficial, but not necessary. The ability to lift 30-40 pounds is required.
Drivers serve the Red Cross by transporting blood, plasma, and platelets to our hospital partners from our downtown center. Red Cross vehicles and cell phones are provided to volunteer drivers, and a current driver's license is required. Both local routes and regional runs are available. One day of regulatory training is required.
Greeters assist the Red Cross by welcoming blood donors to the blood drive and assisting with the registration process. Since the position is the first human contact many blood donors have with the Red Cross, the volunteer should be outgoing and a positive face of customer service. Positions available at both mobile blood drives and our downtown...
Acts as an ambassador for the American Red Cross by greeting, educating, escorting and serving light refreshments while encouraging blood donors to continue giving the gift of life at local blood drives and donor centers. A variety of shifts are available: days, evenings and weekends. A pleasant attitude, a personal touch and a focus on excellent...
Use your special foreign language skills by assisting our blood donors through the donation process. Translate confidential health history information to our collection staff as you escort donors who are giving the gift of life at local blood drives. Volunteers with fluent language skills will find this opportunity a fun and rewarding way to help...
A volunteer in this position is responsible for stocking the warehouse area, preparing equipment, organizing supplies for mobile blood drives, and other duties as needed. Daytime shifts are available.
Put your good organizing skills to use by assisting our various departments with filing, copying and sorting, data entry, reception and general office work. Daytime shifts are available. Attention to detail is required and general knowledge of office machines and computers will be helpful. Learn what it's like to work behind the scenes at the...
Join a great team of volunteers who are responsible for contacting past donors to inform them when they are eligible to donate again. Volunteers in this position may also be responsible for contacting donors in special programs (such as Holiday Heroes), or calling scheduled donors to remind them of their appointments. A variety of shifts are...