HOW CAN YOU TELL IF YOU ARE A VOLUNTEER?
RED CROSS VOLUNTEERISM IN ACTION
To the American Red Cross, a volunteer is someone who sees a need in his or her community and is willing to share time, expertise, and even emotional support to help meed that need. In the right setting, this volunteer is rewarded for their work with a sense of great satisfaction.
HELP MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE
For more information on Volunteer Opportunities with the American Red Cross visit www.redcross.org
Many volunteers have found that the American Red Cross is just the right setting for them to use their talents and show compassion to people who so desperately need it. The Red Cross depends on volunteers, who constitute 97 percent of our total work force, to carry on our humanitarian work.
2. VITAL WORK
Our vital work is made possible by people
like you, community members who are
dedicated to making the world a better place.
Red Cross “Everyday Heros” come from all
walks of life, from all age groups. Everyone
has something special to offer... including
Nationally, the American Red Cross provides
services to thousands of American every day.
• Coin Sort: Sorting coins which are
used to fund disaster relief services
• Mass Care: Providing shelters, feed
people and distripution of bulk supplies
• Disaster Assesment: Collecting,
analyzing and disseminating
information for the Red Cross
• Family Services: Conducting
interviews of disaster clients and
providing sevices based upon clients’
needs and disaster assessment
DISASTER RELIEF COIN SORT PROGRAM
• Every year, the Red Cross is there for
hurricane, earthquake and other disaster
victims - including 150 families forced
from their homes by fire every day.
• 175,000 volunteers worked to prevent,
prepare for and respond to nearly 64,000
disaster incidents last year.
• Over 15 million Americans come to us
to learn First Aid, CPR, swimming and
other health and saftey skills. Last year,
more than 23,000 people volunteered to
teach those courses.
• Over 24,000 volunteers serve as chairs,
members of boards of directors, or on
advisory boards for local Red Cross units
- chapters and military stations.
• As part of the International Red Cross
Movement, we work to ease human
suffering on a global scale.
Fundraising, Public Relations, &
• Special Events: Assisting in
coordination of special events
• Speakers Bureau: Attending Red
Cross and Community Functions
• General Office Help: Handling
donation calls, filing, data entry, etc.
• Education: Teaching first aid and CPR
classes as well as representing your
Chapter at Health and Safety Expos.
• General Office Help: Taking class
registrations, performing data entry,
HEALTH AND SAFETY