September 14, 2012 · 12:00 PM
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(There is no deadline to apply for these positions...I put September 14th only because they are very much in need at the moment and would be grateful if people could sign up by then...it would be nice to send them a group of people from our volunteers)
The American Red Cross is looking for people to volunteer as front desk receptionists at their headquarters on Everett Road in Albany.
While they can use all the help they can get, they would like a commitment of once a month for either the 8:30-12:30 or 12:30-4:30.
I have been doing this for about a year now and it's been not only rewarding but has opened my eyes to all the work they do. I am honored to be part of this global "army" of volunteers.
It's easy to get started and once you complete the application, have a background check done and attend a short orientation, you are classified as an official American Red Cross volunteer. This will open up many more opportunities to help from attending local functions to being deployed across the country for disasters...it's all up to you as to how much you can do.
Join me! Go to the following link to get started.
Three Steps to the Volunteer Application process:
STEP 1: The Volunteer Application
This application will give us information on what areas you are interested in volunteering in and your personal contact information as well as past experience.
STEP 2: Background Check
The American Red Cross requires a background check for all of its volunteers. You will be directed to an outside website to complete your background check and will need to let us know when the check is complete.
STEP 3: Volunteer Orientation
You will need to register for a Volunteer Orientation. There a multiple orientations every month at all of our different locations. Once you have completed steps two and three, you will be given scheduling information to register for this orientation.
STEP 4: Smile from a sense of deep satisfaction
(well okay, that's four steps!)
Please contact us if you have any questions: