Volunteers are an integral part of our country’s fabric. Their dedication is felt in thousands of communities, including Las Vegas. Nationwide, the American Red Cross relies on 500,000 committed volunteers who represent 94 percent of the Red Cross’ workforce. And that doesn’t even count the millions of individuals who voluntarily donate blood. There wouldn’t be a Red Cross without volunteers.
Would you like to do something that really matters? Become a part of the Red Cross. The Red Cross needs you. Right now, the Red Cross is looking for several men and women to serve as volunteers.
According to Vickie Morgan, regional volunteer supervisor for the Red Cross Blood Services Region, “We would like to find some great committed people in Las Vegas to help us with a critical volunteer position.”
Volunteer couriers are needed to help transport blood from collection sites to a processing center, and from the center to local hospitals. If you like to drive and are dependable, able to read and follow maps, and work well with others, then this is a great volunteer opportunity. Prospective drivers must have a valid driver’s license, be able to lift at least 45 pounds and be willing to make a commitment to serve for at least six months to one year. Driver’s training is required and will be provided by the Red Cross. Morgan added, “We currently have shifts of varying lengths available to volunteers between 5:00 AM and midnight.”
To volunteer, or for more information, contact Vickie Morgan at 801.892.4011 or email Vickie.Morgan@redcross.org.