Volunteer to drive life-saving blood from blood drives to area hospitals with the American Red Cross!

Published

07/02/2018

Start Date

07/02/2018

End Date

07/02/2019

Time Commitment

A few hours per month

Duration

Short-Term (few weeks/months)

Address

Blood Donor Center
700 Caldwell Trace
Birmingham
Alabama
35242
United States

Description

Volunteer to transport blood donations from our donor center to local hospitals!


Opportunity:

Blood Services: Transportation Specialist - Hospital Deliveries


Purpose:

To transport blood and blood products throughout the region in a safe and timely manner.


Responsibilities:

• Distribute blood to area hospitals as routine or "stat" deliveries in Red Cross vehicles

• Pick up empty boxes from the hospitals and return them to our Donor Center

• Complete required paperwork and obtain signatures

• Communicate and share feedback between Red Cross employees and fellow volunteers

• Drive in a safe and responsible manner


Qualifications:

• Willingness to support Red Cross Mission

• Valid state driver's license with 3+ years driving experience

• Familiarity with geographic area and driving routes

• Able to verify safe driving records with state or insurance

• Demonstrate reliability

• Ability to lift up to 40lbs for some deliveries, but will have a dolly


Requirements:

• Complete the one hour Orientation with the American Red Cross

• Defensive Driving course with on site training with our Transportation Coordinator

• Pass a background check as well as a DMV background check

• Commitment to driving and saving lives while doing so!


Time Commitment:

• Flexible BUT preferred commitment is 2-4 four hour shifts per month

• 3 months with the opportunity to recommit



Development Opportunities:

• Gain valuable training and experience while providing an invaluable service and great for resume content


TO APPLY:

http://redcross.org/deliver


Please email me with any questions or for more information:

sandy.zuiderhoek@redcross.org or call/text 334-201-1620

Benefits

  • Training Provided

How To Apply

sandy.zuiderhoek@redcross.org
http://redcross.org/deliver

Follow the directions below to begin the application! GO TO www.redcross.org/deliver OR


  1. Go to redcross.org/volunteer
  2. Scroll down to Browse for Opportunities in your area.
  3. Enter your Zip Code and click “Search”
  4. Find and select “Blood Services Transportation Specialist – Hospital Deliveries”
  5. Here you will find a detailed description of the opportunity
  6. Select “Apply Now” to begin your application.
  7. You will be directed to Volunteer Connection
  8. Enter in the following information: 

·      NAME

·      COUNTRY

·      ZIP CODE

·      EMAIL

·      PASSWORD/CONFIRM PASSWORD **This will be your password for Volunteer Connection, so be sure to make note of it**


Then, click "Create my Red Cross ID"  Here, you will begin the application process. Once the application has begun, the Red Cross will contact you to discuss more about this volunteer opportunity. 


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