Every day American Red Cross Blood Services volunteers help support our lifesaving mission in many valuable ways, whether or not you are a regular blood donor! Read about the four primary opportunities in the Los Angeles Region that offer a flexible and rewarding volunteer experience that fits your talents and your schedule.
Get behind the wheel and deliver life-saving blood to area hospitals. Safe, responsible motorists with strong customer service skills are needed to help ensure that patients can continue their fight against life-threatening illnesses. Local round-trip delivery routes operate out of Pomona and Culver City 7 days a week.
Distribute blood to area hospitals as routine or "stat" deliveries using a Red Cross vehicle for the duration of the shift. Pick up and return boxes as needed. Complete required paperwork and obtain signatures. Communicate and share feedback between Red Cross personnel and customers. Drive in a safe and responsible manner and provide strong customer service at all times.
2 shifts per month, 4 hours per shift
1-hour defensive driving training
Behind the wheel training/procedure and protocol overview
As the face of Red Cross blood drives, you'll welcome and check-in donors, ensure they read pre-donation materials, offer promotional items when available, and ensure that everyone has a positive experience in a clean environment – and grab a cookie and a drink before they depart.
Welcome and check-in donor, ensure donor reads pre-donation materials, offer promotional items when available, encourage best donation process. Ensure canteen/hospitality area is clean, restocked and donors are re-hydrated after donation procedure.
One 6-hour shift per month for 6 months.
1-hour training required prior to first shift
Minimum 16 years of age
Ability to communicate effectively and provide customer service care