American Red Cross
Hoosier Hills Chapter
2119 29th Street
Bedford, IN  47421
(812) 275-5162
Toll Free (866) 599-9951
 

Volunteer Services


Join the American Red Cross and Make a World of Difference

You've seen us on the news, read about us in the paper, and know that we help people in communities locally and around the world.  The Red Cross is there, whenever and wherever we are needed.  The products and services we develop save lives and make lives better everyday.  The American Red Cross is an exciting, enjoyable workplace to volunteer.  We invite you to explore our volunteer opportunites.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Service to Armed Forces The American Red Cross has a Congressional mandate to provide 24/7/365 service to members of the US Armed Forces and their families by delivering emergency communications at home and abroad.  All SAF volunteers receive a minimum of 4 hours of training prior to going on duty.  SAF Volunteers carry a pager so that they are able to take calls at any time during their scheduled shift.  An average call takes approximately 1 hour to process.  The Chapter receives an average of 6 calls per month.  SAF volunteer shifts are from:  1) M - F, 4:30 pm to 8:30 am; or 2) on weekends.  SAF volunteers choose their times of service.

Blood ServicesThere are two ways to volunteer for Blood Drives:  1) Be a donor; or 2) Help out at the Blood Drives.  Blood Drive volunteers register and escort donors from the table to the canteen.  Another volunteer dispenses snacks and drinks.  Blood Drives are generally conducted between the hours of 9 am to 6 pm.  The Hoosier Hills Chapter conducts an average of 10 local blood drives per month.

Health & Safety Services The Red Cross offers Health and Safety courses to prevent and prepare for emergencies.  The most recognized courses are CPR, AED, and First Aid.  The classes taught by volunteers help support the Chapter as well as provide necessary training for the community.  Red Cross also participates in community health and safety fairs and events.  Become a Red Cross Health and Safety Instructor or Volunteer and make your community a safer place to live.

Disaster Services: The American Red Cross has a Congressional mandate to provide large-scale disaster relief for natural disasters such as tornados, hurricanes, earthquakes, and forest fires.  Red Cross also offers Disaster Relief for individuals and families who have suffered loss because of home fires, floods and other natural disasters by providing food, clothing and shelter.

You can volunteer to be a Caseworker, a Shelter Worker, Disaster Data Entry and Record Keeping clerk, and conduct Disaster Assessments.  Disaster Action Team (DAT) meeting are held quarterly at the Chapter House and DAT members receive free training and certificaitons in CPR, First Aid and Universal Precuations. 

General Support and Special Events These volunteer positions generally involve performing administrative tasks or participating in fundraising events.  Some of these positions involve regularly scheduled tasks (such as mowing the grass) or some activities may be on an "as needed" or "one time only" basis.  If you have a special skill or area of interest, here are but a few of the ways you can help the Red Cross:  Data Entry, Website management, Bookkeeping, Building and Lawn maintenance, IT specialist, Organize or participate in a fundraiser, Newsletter writer, Photographer and photoshop manager, Office management, and more.

***All Volunteers must complete a Volunteer Application and pass a General Background Check.  Many positions require volunteers complete Red Cross training prior to field work.  Training opportunitis are provided free of charge.

 

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South Central Indiana