The American Red Cross of the Mohawk Valley is offering an orientation program for new volunteers from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, at the Oneonta Elks Club, 84-86 Chestnut St., Oneonta.
Red Cross staff members and volunteers will introduce participants to Red Cross volunteer opportunities that are available in their communities. The Red Cross is seeking people with various backgrounds, talents and skills to supplement a volunteer base that comprises 95 percent of the Mohawk Valley workforce.
“Whether we’re finding lodging for one displaced family or hundreds of flood victims, or providing care and comfort to an ill or injured member of the Armed Forces, our vital work is made possible by our volunteers,” said Jennifer Balog Community Executive of the American Red Cross of the Mohawk Valley. “It is through the time and care of ordinary people that the Red Cross does extraordinary things.”
Red Cross volunteer opportunities include: