Needs from: Volunteer Kalamazoo

Volunteer: Donor Ambassador

Purpose:

Provide excellent and enthusiastic customer service to enhance the blood donor experience.

Primary responsibilities:

Engage with donors to make the donation experience fulfilling and set the stage for a long-term commitment to regular blood donations Model excellent customer service behaviors Ensure blood donors have relevant information and that questions are answered appropriately Registration, canteen, and loading are key positions at blood drives.

Time Commitment/Availability:

Variable; preferred commitment one shift per month

Training:

Training will be provided to interested volunteers.

Contact: Nikki Salladay, nikki.salladay@redcross.org

Keywords: Customer service, donor engagement, work with public, customer facing, blood drive, community

Agency: American Red Cross | Southwest Michigan
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Zip Code: 49009
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Community Engagement Volunteer

Purpose:

Represent the Red Cross at community events informing the public about the Red Cross, their work in the community, and how to get involved.

Primary responsibilities:

• Represent the Red Cross at expos, fairs, and other events
• Engage and share preparedness information with the public
• Recruit new volunteers
• Become knowledgeable about the Red Cross, local programs, services, and key contacts

Time Commitment/Availability:

Flexible; depends on need.

Training:

Training will be provided to all interested volunteers.

Contact: Nikki Salladay, nikki.salladay@redcross.org

Keywords: Communication, community outreach, engagement, recruitment, events

Agency: American Red Cross | Southwest Michigan
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Zip Code: 49009
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Recognition Volunteer

Purpose:

Support the effort to celebrate volunteers and their great work through events and creative engagement.

Primary responsibilities:

Support recognition lead with planning and implementing recognition events Assist with in-kind donation requests and on-going recognition opportunities Promote volunteer engagement and appreciation at events

Time Commitment/Availability:

Flexible; varies.

Training:

Training will be provided to interested volunteers.

Contact: Nikki Salladay, nikki.salladay@redcross.org

Keywords: Communication, engagement, volunteer, events, recognition

Agency: American Red Cross | Southwest Michigan
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 49009
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: Recruitment Volunteer

Purpose:

Assist the volunteer management team to implement recruitment efforts in the regional area.

Primary responsibilities:

Assists with recruitment of prospective volunteers Promotes volunteer opportunities at community outreach events Recruits current volunteers for new opportunities and leadership positions

Time Commitment/Availability:
5 to 10 hours per month

Training:

Training will be provided to interested volunteers.

Contact: Nikki Salladay, nikki.salladay@redcross.org

Keywords: Recruit, community, support, volunteers

Agency: American Red Cross | Southwest Michigan
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 49009
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: Classroom Presenter - New Genesis Summer Camp

Inspire and prepare young people to succeed. 

A want versus a need. How to balance a checkbook. Don't you wish that someone had taught you those things as you were growing up? Now there is someone. YOU. All we need is your enthusiasm, life experience, and a willingness to teach children about how you took chances and shot for the stars. Junior Achievement provides the training, curriculum, and a classroom ready to meet you!

MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR COMMUNITY

By being a JA volunteer and sharing your personal and professional experiences and skills with students from your community, you help them make the connection between what they are learning in school and what they will need to succeed in work and life.

INSPIRE A FUTURE GENERATION

For a time investment of only an hour each day in one week, you may be the difference between a young person in your community just making ends meet or getting a more fulfilling career and life.

JA PROVIDES AN AMAZING AND REWARDING VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

JA gives you an opportunity through your employer's volunteer program (or on your own) to impact young people in your community in a positive way with simple to implement programs on financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship. This will empower young people to own their economic success.

  Junior Achievement of Southwest Michigan has opportunities available in summer camp programs at New Genesis to present in the morning during the week of July 24-28, 2017.
Agency: Junior Achievement of Southwest Michigan
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: happens on 07/24/2017
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 49007
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: Recruitment Lead

Purpose:

Serve the Red Cross as a recruitment team lead. This position works to get the word out for volunteer recruitment needs, registration process, and provides general coordination.

Primary responsibilities:

Leads recruitment team for the chapter Coordinates targeted recruitment opportunities and networks Assists with the onboarding and training of volunteers

Time Commitment/Availability:

5 to 10 hours per week

Training:

Training will be provided to interested volunteers.

Contact: Nikki Salladay, nikki.salladay@redcross.org

Keywords: Communication, leadership, management

 

 

Agency: American Red Cross | Southwest Michigan
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Zip Code: 49009
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Public Affairs Volunteer

Purpose:

Use your media skills to help the Red Cross tell its story. Red Cross public affairs volunteers are a part of a professional volunteer team that develops and delivers the Red Cross story through various media outlets.

Primary responsibilities:

Respond to assigned media requests Act as media spokesperson for the Red Cross on the scene of local disasters, as directed by Chapter Provide media with information through press releases or social media May required some media relations or communication education and/or experience

Time Commitment/Availability:

Flexible; depends on need.

Training:

Training will be provided to all interested volunteers.

Contact: Nikki Salladay, nikki.salladay@redcross.org

Keywords: Communication, media relations, public affairs, spokesperson, interviews

 

Agency: American Red Cross | Southwest Michigan
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 49009
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Classroom Presenter - Northside Association for Community Development

Inspire and prepare young people to succeed. 

A want versus a need. How to balance a checkbook. Don't you wish that someone had taught you those things as you were growing up? Now there is someone. YOU. All we need is your enthusiasm, life experience, and a willingness to teach children about how you took chances and shot for the stars. Junior Achievement provides the training, curriculum, and a classroom ready to meet you!

MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR COMMUNITY

By being a JA volunteer and sharing your personal and professional experiences and skills with students from your community, you help them make the connection between what they are learning in school and what they will need to succeed in work and life.

INSPIRE A FUTURE GENERATION

For a time investment of only an hour each day in one week, you may be the difference between a young person in your community just making ends meet or getting a more fulfilling career and life.

JA PROVIDES AN AMAZING AND REWARDING VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

JA gives you an opportunity through your employer's volunteer program (or on your own) to impact young people in your community in a positive way with simple to implement programs on financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship. This will empower young people to own their economic success.

  Junior Achievement of Southwest Michigan has opportunities available in after school programs at the Northside Association for Community Development to present once a week for an hour for 6 sessions. Must be available 3:45-5:00pm week days.
Agency: Junior Achievement of Southwest Michigan
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: runs until 05/26/2017
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 49007
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: Restoring Family Links Outreach

Purpose:

The purpose of this position is to expand service delivery to clients who have been separated from family members due to armed conflict, migration, disasters, or other humanitarian emergencies.

Primary responsibilities:

Help spread information on services to the community Develop new volunteer and community contacts Effectively serve all clients and partners

Time Commitment/Availability:

1-3 hours per week

Training:

Training will be provided to all interested volunteers.

Contact: Nikki Salladay, nikki.salladay@redcross.org

Keywords: Family, disaster, international

Agency: American Red Cross | Southwest Michigan
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 49009
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: MEPS (Military Entrance Processing Station) Family Contact

Purpose:

The Red Cross provides support and services to military members and their families. Provide support as a family contact to recruits and families after MEPS processing and/or pre-deployment events.

Primary responsibilities:

Email or phone military families to provide Red Cross preparedness information and referral services. May work from home; computer/internet access may be required.

Time Commitment/Availability:

Flexible; hours vary

Training:

Training will be provided to all interested volunteers.

Contact: Nikki Salladay, nikki.salladay@redcross.org

Keywords: Community, outreach, military, family

Agency: American Red Cross | Southwest Michigan
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 49009
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Educational Outreach (Red Cross Services to the Armed Forces)

Purpose:

Inform and education Red Cross partners, military members, and their families by conducting briefings at a variety of community venues.

Primary responsibilities:

• Help educate the community regarding Red Cross programs and services
• Answer question in public forums both small or large group formats
• Provide appropriate referrals
• Maintain professionalism and conduct

Time Commitment/Availability:

Flexible; hours vary

Training:

Training will be provided to all interested volunteers.

Contact: Nikki Salladay, nikki.salladay@redcross.org

Keywords: Community, outreach, military, presenter, public speaking

Agency: American Red Cross | Southwest Michigan
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Zip Code: 49009
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Pillowcase Project Volunteer

Purpose:

This is a national youth preparedness program offered by Red Cross Regions across the country. Increase youth knowledge about the science of hazards and how to prepare for emergencies.

Primary responsibilities:

Provide support during presentations, including passing out materials, grading quizzes, helping students, and helping with classroom management May assist in reaching out to key groups in the region For volunteers pursuing a career in education or working with children, this position offers teaching-assistant experience in classroom settings and working with youth.

Time Commitment/Availability:

Flexible; during school day

Keywords: Youth, kids, preparedness campaign, coping skills, teaching, hazards, education

Contact: Nikki Salladay, nikki.salladay@redcross.org 

Agency: American Red Cross | Southwest Michigan
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Zip Code: 49009
Allow Groups: No