Volunteers Needed to Support the Red Cross Response to COVID-19
The American Red Cross is working to ensure we can continue to carry out our lifesaving mission and answer the call of those in need.
Here in Los Angeles County, hundreds of volunteers are needed to help the Red Cross and its partners respond to the pandemic. From packaging and distributing prepared meals for families facing food insecurity to delivering lifesaving blood to local hospitals, volunteers are what make all aspects of our lifesaving mission possible.
Deliver Blood to Hospitals
Get behind the wheel and deliver life-saving blood to hospitals near Pomona, California!
We are looking for safe, responsible motorists with strong customer service skills to help ensure that patients can continue their fight against life-threatening illnesses.
As a Blood Delivery Driver serving the Pomona area, your activities will include:
Driving in a safe, responsible manner while distributing blood to area hospitals as routine or "stat" deliveries using a Red Cross vehicle
Picking up and returning boxes as needed while obtaining signatures and completing required paperwork
Assisting in the setup of points of distribution, sanitation and stocking as directed by site supervisor supported by Red Cross Team Leader.
We have the most urgent need for volunteers to cover the below hospital delivery routes:
Monday – Friday 5:45am-9:45am
Shifts start and end from the Pomona and Culver City warehouse, and volunteers use the Red Cross van for deliveries.
Stat shifts are standby shifts, where volunteers wait for any potential “stat” orders from area hospitals during their shift time window, and make the deliveries immediately if hospitals make an urgent call for blood products.
Red Cross blood delivery vehicles are authorized to use the POV lanes.
Valid driver's license with at least 3 years of driving experience
Clean driving record & background
Minimum commitment of 2 shifts per month, 4 hours per shift
Required 1-hour defensive driving training
Behind the wheel training/procedure and protocol overview
Use the links below to help guide you through your onboarding process. Please note: if you have ever donated blood, taken a CPR or other class or made a financial contribution to the Red Cross you may only need reset your Red Cross ID Password instead of making a new account.
Volunteer as a Group, Club, Company or Organization
Do you represent an organization interested in volunteering with members of your group, organization, company, house of worship or club? If so, fill out your information below and one of our Community and Volunteer Engagement team members will get in touch with you regarding a few different ways organizations can partner with the Red Cross during this time.