The American Red Cross of Southeastern Ohio is strengthening efforts to recruit new volunteers who are interested in helping their fellow Athens County citizens in times of emergency. A special informational meeting has been scheduled to answer questions and invite residents to consider joining the ranks of Red Cross volunteers, who now make up 94% of the organization’s workforce. The meeting is set for:
Thursday, March 20, 2014
6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
100 South May Street
Athens, OH 45701
Prospective volunteers will learn about a variety of opportunities available - from disaster relief work to helping in the office, plus many other roles. They’ll also get a chance to ask staff and other volunteers about their experiences and learn about the training required for different volunteer positions.
“Red Cross volunteers touch lives every day,” said Jane Patton, Executive Director, American Red Cross of Southeastern Ohio. “They’re amazing people who selflessly help strangers at some of the worst moments of their lives. Still, they often tell us how they find their own lives changed in the process.”
Those interested in becoming volunteers will learn how to sign up for assignments and how to seek out different kinds of roles within the organization. There are opportunities down the road to potentially deploy to large-scale disasters in other areas and information will be shared about how to be trained and available, should more help be needed.
Anyone interested in learning more about becoming a Red Cross volunteer is invited to attend the meeting. Please call (740) 593-5273 to RSVP or ask questions.