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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Volunteers Needed for American Red Cross

The Sullivan Trail Chapter American Red Cross is in need of Volunteers for the following positions in Schuyler County:

Canteen Server - Maintains refreshments and provides recognition pins, signs donor card, re-signs and promotions program. Time commitment 3 hours per month.

Deliver Blood Drive Posters in Community – Volunteer drivers to deliver posters throughout Schuyler County for upcoming blood drives one to two times a month. Time commitment 2 hours per month.

Grant Writer – Help with searching for and writing grants.

Knitters (NEW) – Just starting a knitting club to knit scarves, blankets for blood donors and disaster victims.

Local and National Disaster volunteers – Training in Disaster Preparedness and Response. Basic courses such as Fulfilling Our Mission – Turn Compassion Into Action; Introduction To Disaster Services (on-line or as a self-study; Shelter Operations; Mass Care; Client Assistance – are some of the many types of training available and will expand your awareness and prepare you for emergencies and disasters.

Mailings - Help with mailings on a quarterly basis, folding, stuffing and labeling envelopes.

Observer - Observes blood donors for adverse reactions and notifies paid staff of any concerns.

Registration Coordinator - Registration coordinators welcome blood donors, manage the appointment schedule, monitor donor flow and complete the hourly donor flow sheet.

Sewers - Please join our circle sewing blankets, frogs and pillows for fire victims.

Tele-recruitment – Tele-recruiters contact previous blood donors to schedule appointments at upcoming blood drives. Can be done at home. Time commitment 4 hours per month.

Training is free! All positions are very flexible! For further information or to volunteer, please call or email Jen at 607-535-7105 or

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