The American Red Cross, Western New York and Greater Rochester Chapters are hosting several Volunteer Orientation events in the coming weeks. The events are open to anyone interested in learning about the ways in which the Red Cross supports residents across the Region. Red Cross staff members and current volunteers will be available to discuss volunteer opportunities in several lines of service: Disaster Services, Blood Services, Service to the Armed Forces, and Health and Safety Services. The next events are scheduled for March 8 in Livingston County, March 11 in Monroe County, and March 12 in Allegany County.
Here are the dates, times, locations and contact information for upcoming Volunteer Orientation events:
The Red Cross is also seeking volunteers to join its Disaster Action team (DAT), which responds to local emergencies and large nationwide disasters. Locally, DAT volunteers respond to emergencies such as house fires, floods, transportation accidents and natural disasters. Relief efforts range from providing food and shelter to offering emotional support to the victims.
The Red Cross invites residents to attend an event and consider volunteering regardless of their experience levels. While needs may vary based on current events, the Red Cross will do its best to accommodate everyone’s desire to get involved.
“The Red Cross is always looking for people with various backgrounds, talents, and skill levels to join our team,” said Rebecca Snow, Volunteer Director for the Western and Central New York Region.
“Volunteers play a crucial role in ensuring that the Red Cross delivers its services in our communities. Please join us to learn more about how you can serve your community as a Red Cross volunteer.”
To RSVP to an event or for more information, use the corresponding contact information above. Please RSVP in case the events are postponed due to bad weather.