All across the United States, American Red Cross volunteers make a positive impact in their communities. From assisting disaster victims and teaching community preparedness to working with millions of blood donors, volunteers donate their time and talents to carry out the organization’s humanitarian mission.
As a nonprofit organization, the Red Cross relies on its strong volunteer network to sustain its vital work in local communities throughout the country. With a low number of volunteers, the local Red Cross—serving McKean and Potter counties—will actively recruit interested residents this month.
“Red Cross volunteer opportunities allow residents to make a powerful and positive difference in their community,” said Jason Bange, Red Cross Disaster Program Manager . “There aren’t specific criteria to meet when joining the team; if you are compassionate and dedicated, we have a place for you at the Red Cross.”
The organization is always in need of individuals to fulfill various volunteer roles. However, this November, the local Red Cross will recruit for the following positions:
•Disaster Responder: disaster response volunteers work with victims on-site, assisting them with their immediate needs and following-up on their long term recovery plans.
•Community Outreach Volunteer: community outreach volunteers educate the public about the Red Cross and its five key services. Volunteers provide this education through community presentations and tabling events, among other activities.
The organization strives to place interested residents in appropriate volunteer roles based on their skills, interests and experience. For more information on how to help in the community, contact the local Red Cross at RedCross.org/pa/bradford or call 814-368-6197.