Opportunity Details

Transportation Specialist

Organization:
American Red Cross
Opportunity Categories:
Hospitality and Customer Service, Social Services, Special Projects
Time Commitment:
Weekday, Weekend
What we are looking for:
Provide excellent and enthusiastic customer service to enhance the blood donor experience by assisting in the transportation of blood and blood products to our hospital customers. In this role, volunteers will transport blood and blood products from various sites to the laboratory for processing and supplies to blood drives.                                      This position is based in Farmington, CT and volunteers will need to come to Farmington, CT to pick up vehicles. Volunteers must commit to at least one six hour shift per month and must have a valid driver’s license.   Key Responsibilities: Transport blood from blood collection sites to the lab for processing Distribute tested blood and blood products to area hospitals Pick-up and return empty boxes from hospitals Deliver blood and other materials to and from other regional sites Complete required paperwork and obtain required signatures Communicate with Red Cross staff regarding changes and urgent issues Drive in a safe and responsible manner adhering to all traffic laws (you will be provided a Red Cross vehicle)  Punctual and dependable in arriving for assignments   Time commitment: Shifts available when you are available: mornings, afternoons, nights, and weekends Minimum commitment 1 shift per month Approximately 5-6 hours per shift    Qualifications: Willingness to support Red Cross Mission Valid state drivers license - 3 years driving experience Able to verify safe driving records with state or insurance Experience to demonstrate reliability  Ability to lift up to 45 lbs Successful completion of ARC Defensive Driving Course (within 6 months of placement)  Register to volunteer at http://www.redcross.org/volunteer. If you need assistance or have further questions, please contact chctrivolintake@redcross.org.
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