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Volunteer Drivers Needed to Deliver Lifesaving Blood Products to Local Hospitals
How does it feel to help save a life? This is your chance to find out! If you have a little free time, love driving, and enjoy meeting new people, the Red Cross has a great volunteer position for you.
About This Position
Are you a dependable, safe and courteous driver who can help us make this important delivery?
Volunteer Transportation Specialists deliver life-saving blood products from Red Cross distribution facilities to hospitals, using a Red Cross-owned vehicle. We need you to commit to 2-4 shifts per month (or more if you can!). Typical shifts are about 4 hours.
You’ll also need to meet these important qualifications:
Have a valid state driver's license and proof of insurance
Have 3 years driving experience and a clean driving record
Can lift up to 45 lbs.
To Apply, Follow These Steps:
Click the "Apply Now" button below
Enter your zip code and click Search
Type "blood" or "transportation" where it says, "Search by Position Name." Then click Search.
Click on the Position Title to read a full job description
Click Apply Now and complete all application steps
*Note: Existing volunteers should sign in to Volunteer Connection, go to Opportunities page, view all, and select “Biomedical Transportation Specialist – Hospital Deliveries”.
Why Join Us?
Just Ask a Current Volunteer
“I think it’s your civic duty to try and be as helpful as you can.”
- James Curtis, Columbia, SC Volunteer
Why Is This Position So Important?
The Red Cross collects and distributes about 40% of our nation’s blood supply. When you deliver blood, platelets or other blood products to a hospital, you’re delivering hope to a person when they need it most.
Each volunteer shift you take is another opportunity to help save a life.