SONORA, CA(January 20, 2021)—As the New Year brings the tradition of resolutions, consider helping people in need as a volunteer in Tuolumne County. During the coronavirus pandemic, families continue to depend on our Sierra-Delta Chapter volunteers every day for emergency support, including home fire response and support of our Blood and Platelet donation center in Sonora.“ Just knowing that someone isthere to lend a helping hand during these trying times provides a light of hope for our neighbors,” said Debbie Calcote, Red Cross Disaster Program Manager for Amador, Alpine, Calaverasand Tuolumne counties. “Please join us by resolving to help as a Red Cross volunteer and ensure no one faces life’s emergencies alone.”
HOW TO HELP:The need for volunteers is constant, and everyone’s well-being is our top priority as we work with public health officials to safely deliver services during COVID-19. Visit redcross.org/volunteertodayto learn more, including our most-needed positions:Blood donor ambassadors:
Blood donations are essential to the health of our communities, and blood donor ambassadors are a vital part of this work by welcoming visitors and taking their temperatures before entering Red Cross facilities and blood drives. Visitors could include potential blood donors, people seeking help, training course participants, and Red Cross employees and volunteers.
Disaster response volunteers:Most of the U.S. disasters that the Red Cross responds to every eight minutes are local home fires, which can destroy nearly everything a family owns in a matter of minutes. Partnering with local fire departments, Red Cross Disaster Action Team volunteers connect with families by video or phone call to provide emotional support, emergency financial assistance and information to help families begin to recover.
Volunteer from home (virtual positions): Help from the comfort of your own home through a wide range of virtual opportunities, including data entry and making phone calls. Red Cross volunteers and staff are available for interviews to discuss our current volunteer needs. Please contact Communications Director Stephen Walsh at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedulean interview