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Volunteer Opportunities

 

Administrative Support/Front Office Receptionist

Weekday shifts of 4 – 6 hours/day or more! (At a Red Cross Office in Portland, Topsham, Lewiston, Bangor or Caribou)

As the first point of contact and primary customer service representative for the Red Cross Office you serve by exercising your positive attitude and providing a great welcoming presence.  You will have the ability to be accurate and informative, a cheerful and outgoing personality along with enjoying working with people.  In this role you will greeting visitors, answer the telephones, handle the incoming mail and other duties assigned by the most appreciative team you’re ever likely to meet. Sound like you or someone you know?

 

Blood Donor Ambassador (blood drive volunteer)

5 hours (approximately one shift) per month (at blood drives in your area)

In this role you provide excellent and enthusiastic customer service to enhance the blood donor experience.  Engaging with blood donors you promote blood donation and set the stage for a long-term commitment to regular blood donations.  Duties include: welcoming and greeting donors when they arrive for their donation and/or providing them with snacks and conversation after their donation – all while creating a favorable impression of the Red Cross and the blood donation process and sharing the Red Cross story.  Check out this Blood Ambassador Video: https://youtu.be/gC4Me4dL-IY

 

Disaster Action Team Members

 Mutually agreed upon shift/s per month (in your area)

Red Cross Disaster Action Teams (DATs), are made up of local, dedicated volunteers, prepared to offer assistance during a local time of need and respond to possibly the toughest times individuals or families may face. Day and night, 365 days a year, they turn tragedy into hope in the case of home fires, storms or floods. They stand at the ready to be called into service! DAT Video:  https://youtu.be/4z_R6qv1mu4

 

Special Feature: New Volunteer Screener—be the person who provides the first deep connection with prospective Red Cross volunteers!

Once a prospective volunteer completes the online application successfully, you jump into action!  As a Screening Team member, you’ll reach out to volunteer candidates to invite them to speak with you on the phone.

When you make the connection to talk you will be in a most important position engaging the applicant, creating a positive experience and learning what brought the prospective volunteers to the Red Cross. You will help identify the candidate’s interests and skills.

You will then use your understanding of a candidate to match the needs of the organization with those in line with the interests and nature of the applicant.

In a nut shell, you will be scheduling and conducting screening interviews and, with plenty of training and support, you’ll also be referring volunteer applicants to an appropriate line of service in our on-line system.  Enjoy interacting with people on the phone, appreciate learning about the American Red Cross | Maine Region’s position needs; relish making a positive impression on others?  This role’s for you!

Time Commitment: 4-8 hours per week preferred (service can be done remotely/at home or in a Red Cross office)

 

We provide all the training you need.  Join Us!

This is a listing of select volunteer opportunities with the American Red Cross in Maine.  For additional information please contact Volunteer Services at [email protected] or 207-272-7274.  To learn about additional opportunities or to apply go to www.redcross.org/volunteer

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