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American Red Cross Volunteer Opportunity

The American Red Cross Greater Chesapeake & Potomac (GC&P) Blood Services Region is seeking volunteers to assist blood collections staff at blood drives in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Northern Virginia areas. Youth volunteers can earn service learning by helping the Red Cross provide a high level of customer service to blood donors during shifts of approximately four to six hours.

A commitment of 1-2 blood drives per month is requested. This position is offered to those who have transportation, like to smile and who will provide excellent customer service. Specific responsibilities include greeting donors, providing them with essential reading materials and offering refreshments. One hour training sessions are offered at American Red Cross offices in Alexandria, Arlington County, Fairfax County, Loudoun County, Montgomery County, Prince Georges County, Prince William County, Charles County and Washington, D.C. If you enjoy working as a valued team member and want to help save lives, we need you!

Call 1-800-272-0094 Ext. #1, or email karlofft@usa.redcross.org for more information and to register to volunteer.

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