Opportunity Details

Health & Wellness, Civic & Community

Age Minimum (with Adult): 21+, Minimum Age:21+

Love being behind the wheel? Save lives while you drive! (age 21+) Referral

Every day, blood donors help patients of all ages: accident and burn victims, heart surgery and organ transplant patients, and those battling cancer. In fact, every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood.

The Cascades Region holds blood drives all around our community at local businesses, community centers, places of worship, and educational institutions. It is crucial to have volunteer support to ensure that the collections from these locations get to the processing facility, and out to hospitals efficiently.

Volunteers in the Transportation Specialist position will transport life-saving blood products from the Red Cross blood drives in the community, to the processing center for testing. Additional opportunities are available to deliver blood to hospitals on a scheduled basis, or on-call for sudden needs.

Volunteer Responsibilities include:
-Pick up and return boxes as needed from drives
-Complete necessary paperwork
-Driving in a safe and responsible manner.

-Two Shifts per month for six months
-Good communication skills
-Clean driving record, access to vehicle and insurance
-Comfortable driving in various weather and traffic conditions.

The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. The Red Cross provides approximately 40% of the nations blood supply. In order to meet that need, we rely heavily on our volunteers to ensure blood products are transported in a timely manner and our partners have a positive experience.

Opportunity Requirements:

  • Volunteers must be 21 years of age or older to participate in this opportunity.

Click on "Express Interest" below if you are interested in helping out!

**This is a Referral Opportunity, which means it is run directly by one of our nonprofit partners. Once you express interest, someone from the partner organization should follow up with you shortly to discuss confirming you as a volunteer for this opportunity.

**Please note, your hours may not be recorded in your Hands On Greater Portland account since this is a partner-managed opportunity.

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Volunteers needed through 10/1/2021

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