September 25 ARCRA Webinar-Volunteer Opportunities for Retirees

09/30/2020 5:41 PM | Anonymous

Susie Spartano, Director, Volunteer Recruitment, and Intake Update on Red Cross Volunteer Opportunities for Retirees provided on update on current Red Cross volunteer recruitment efforts. She discussed how retirees can help meet the need of Americans across the country with the large number of major disasters this year during this time of pandemic and highlighted several “virtual” volunteer opportunities.

The 2020 Hurricane and Wildfire Season has produced back-to-back disasters across the country, including massive wildfires out west and multiple hurricanes and flooding in the South. The nonstop massive disasters re keeping thousands of Red Crossers working tirelessly across the country to provide food, shelter, and comfort to tens of thousands of people in need. For Hurricanes Sandy and Laura and the wildfires, the Red Cross and partners served more than 1.5 million meals and snacks and distributed some 212,000 relief items. The most-need volunteer opportunities are:

  • Shelter Services Associates and Shelter Supervisors
  • Disaster Health Services Associates and Supervisors
  • Blood Donor Support
  • Volunteer from home virtual positions 
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Susie highlighted several virtual volunteer opportunities including:

  • Human Resource Monitoring Support Volunteer – Serve as front-line agent supporting Red Cross managers, employees and volunteers who submit COVID-19-related exposure/diagnosis information to the HR mailbox
  • Office of Diversity and Inclusion Content Review Team Member – Review content across all lines of service and assess the proper balance and tone of diversity and inclusivity; will provide feedback to content creators as necessary to align with Red Cross D&I objectives

She explained various opportunities where retirees with the following skills can volunteer virtually and remain at home:

  • Admin/Clerical & Office
  • Communications & Marketing
  • Data, Reporting & Analytical
  • Education & Training
  • Executive & Leadership
  • Finance, Accounting & Auditing
  • Health & Social Services
  • Human Resources
  • Volunteer OppTechnical, IT Systems & Services She encourage retirees to email to discuss their skills and interests with a national recruiter. Retirees can also check out for a listing of current volunteer opportunities.

Click here to view the recording of the webinar.

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