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Volunteer From Home: Help tell the Red Cross story on our Communications Team!

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American Red Cross Pacific Coast Chapter, CA


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Published 3 months ago

Recurring
A few hours per week

PURPOSE: The Public Affairs team tells the Red Cross story. They connect the public with our mission and activities. Through this, they support recruiting new volunteers, developing partners, education, and donor support. On this team, we have story tellers, videographers, photographers, bloggers, public speakers; students, retirees and working professionals.  

 

ACTIVITIES 

* Serve as media spokesperson for local news outlets in person, over the phone or through Skype interviews. 

* Work with chapter and regional leadership to write and pitch local stories to local media. 

* Write and distribute media advisories and press releases. 

* Maintain list of subject matter experts to speak with media.  

* Maintain media log of queries, interviews and news stories. 

* Create and maintain media lists. 

* Be on call during shifts to vet and assess media inquires, share information on smaller incidents, and notify leadership of need to scale up response. 

 

During Disasters:  

* Carry out the same duties from: Red Cross shelters, aid stations, warehouses, emergency operations centers, etc. 

Blogging/Social Media Content Creation 

Want to flex your writing skills? I’d love to have you! Check out our blog here to see some of our latest works from our team. We can always use more writers. Please reach out if interested. You can do both work for our blog and social media 

TRAINING 

  • Red Cross orientation (mission,values, culture, history, lines of service) 
  • Database and system training (Volunteer Connection, Brand Central) 
  • Disaster Public Affairs training (if you are interested; not a requirement) 
  • Aprox. 7-10 hrs of training for new volunteers 

Flexible, but need individuals who can commit at least 10 hours per month. 

 

 

PURPOSE: The Public Affairs team tells the Red Cross story. They connect the public with our mission and activities. Through this, they support recruiting new volunteers, developing partners, education, and donor support. On this team, we have…

Details at a glance

  • Virtual Opportunity

Location

2707 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105

How to Apply

Volunteer Application Guide

How to become a Red Cross Volunteer

STEP 1 - CREATE A RED CROSS ID

Go to www.redcross.org/volunteer

Click "Find My Volunteer Opportunity”

Recommended: Take the Volunteer Role Finder Quiz Click on "Apply Now" and browse volunteer opportunities Complete the required fields to create your Red Cross ID

               2 - CONFIRM YOUR ACCOUNT

Fill in your contact information and click "Continue to Verify Contact Info" at the bottom of the page.

Choose how you would like to receive your confirmation code: via text or email and click "Send Me the Code".

   3 - POLICY AGREEMENT

Click on each of the four links to the documents to read and agree to Red Cross Policies.

After you complete this step, click the red “Continue to Background Check” button.

 4 - BACKGROUND CHECK

Upload a picture of your valid ID by clicking on the link to upload and select the file from your device. Click the red “Continue to Background Check” button.

Check and click on the links to read the required consent form. Click the red “Authorize Background Check” button.

Enter your Social Security Number in the box that appears, then click "Finish". You will then be brought to the home screen.

  

Once you finish your application, you will be contacted for a “Get to Know You” Interview.

Have Questions?

Contact us at jennifer.samaritan@redcross.org or Or call Jen at 805.350.8364

Volunteer Application Guide

How to become a Red Cross Volunteer

STEP 1 - CREATE A RED CROSS ID

Go to www.redcross.org/volunteer

Click "Find My Volunteer Opportunity”

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