Needs from: Allegan County United Way

Volunteer: Donor Ambassador

Line of service: Volunteer Services

Purpose: Provide excellent and enthusiastic customer service to enhance the blood donor experience.

Primary responsibilities: * Engage with donors to make the donation experience fulfilling and set the stage for a long-term commitment to regular blood donations * Model excellent customer service behaviors * Ensure blood donors have relevant information and that questions are answered appropriately * Registration, canteen, and loading are key positions at blood drives.

Time Commitment/Availability:

Variable; preferred commitment one shift per month

Application instructions Apply to volunteer with the Red Cross at the following link: http://rdcrss.org/1jwIkp1 Click apply now and create an account in Volunteer Connection. Complete the volunteer orientation modules. Concurrently, you will need to consent to a background check. When all that's completed, we'll call you for an intake interview, and place you in the need of ours that fits your interests and skills best!

Training: Training will be provided to interested volunteers.

Contact: Nikki Salladay, nikki.salladay@redcross.org

Keywords: Customer service, donor engagement, work with public, customer facing, blood drive, community

Skills: Communication, customer service

Agency: American Red Cross
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 49009
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: Recruitment Lead

Line of service: Volunteer Services

Purpose: Serve the Red Cross as a recruitment team lead. This position works to get the word out for volunteer recruitment needs, registration process, and provides general coordination.

Primary responsibilities: * Leads recruitment team for the chapter * Coordinates targeted recruitment opportunities and networks * Assists with the onboarding and training of volunteers

Time Commitment/Availability:

5 to 10 hours per week

Application instructions Apply to volunteer with the Red Cross at the following link: http://rdcrss.org/1jwIkp1 Click apply now and create an account in Volunteer Connection. Complete the volunteer orientation modules. Concurrently, you will need to consent to a background check. When all that's completed, we'll call you for an intake interview, and place you in the need of ours that fits your interests and skills best!

Training: Training will be provided to interested volunteers.

Contact: Nikki Salladay, nikki.salladay@redcross.org

Keywords: Communication, leadership, management

Skills: Project management; recruitment; volunteer engagement

Agency: American Red Cross
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 49009
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: Pillowcase Project

Line of service: Disaster Services

Purpose: This project is a national youth preparedness program offered by Red Cross Regions across the country. Increase youth knowledge about the science of hazards and how to prepare for emergencies.

Primary responsibilities: * Provide support during presentations, including passing out materials, grading quizzes, helping students, and helping with classroom management * May assist in reaching out to key groups in the region * For volunteers pursuing a career in education or working with children, this position offers teaching-assistant experience in classroom settings and working with youth.

Time Commitment/Availability:

Flexible; during school day

Application instructions Apply to volunteer with the Red Cross at the following link: http://rdcrss.org/1jwIkp1 Click apply now and create an account in Volunteer Connection. Complete the volunteer orientation modules. Concurrently, you will need to consent to a background check. When all that's completed, we'll call you for an intake interview, and place you in the need of ours that fits your interests and skills best!

Training: Training will be provided to all interested volunteers.

Contact: Nikki Salladay, nikki.salladay@redcross.org

Keywords: Youth, kids, preparedness campaign, coping skills, teaching, hazards, education

Skills: Communication, teaching, working with kids, organization

Agency: American Red Cross
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 49009
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: Community Engagement Volunteer

Line of service: Volunteer Services

Purpose: Represent the Red Cross at community events informing the public about the Red Cross, their work in the community, and how to get involved.

Primary responsibilities: * Represent the Red Cross at expos, fairs, and other events * Engage and share preparedness information with the public * Recruit new volunteers * Become knowledgeable about the Red Cross, local programs, services, and key contacts

Time Commitment/Availability:

Flexible; depends on need.

Application instructions Apply to volunteer with the Red Cross at the following link: http://rdcrss.org/1jwIkp1 Click apply now and create an account in Volunteer Connection. Complete the volunteer orientation modules. Concurrently, you will need to consent to a background check. When all that's completed, we'll call you for an intake interview, and place you in the need of ours that fits your interests and skills best!

Training: Training will be provided to interested volunteers.

Contact: Nikki Salladay, nikki.salladay@redcross.org

Keywords: Communication, community outreach, engagement, recruitment, events

Skills: Event help, recruitment, communication

Agency: American Red Cross
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 49009
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: Activity Assistants - work with Seniors in your community!

We provide care during the day for older adults and are looking for energetic, flexible and positive people to spend time with our participants.  We do lots of fun activities and need volunteers to help!   This is a very hands on position, working directly with our participants.  Over the lunch hour volunteers facilitate and serve and then enjoy a complementary meal while socializing with participants.

If you are interested in learning more about the opportunities to volunteer at the Day Center of Evergreen call or email our Volunteer Team for a tour.  We would love to explore how your skills and desire to give back to the community can partner with our expertise in offering quality care for seniors.

We are in great need of help on Mondays and Fridays!!

 

 

Agency: Day Center of Evergreen
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >16 years old
Zip Code: 49423
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Red Kettle Bell Ringers

Help to ring in the change by ringing the bell to help raise funds for the Salvation Army. Volunteers must stand for extended periods of time outside to greet and thank shoppers as they drop donations in the kettle.

Skills or Requirements: Must be able to tolerate cold days working outside and have an engaging personality and enjoy working with the public.

Hours: Mid-Nov until December 24, 2 hr shifts available between [9am-9pm]. Sites throughout the community. Great for groups and musicians!

Minimum age: 16, or younger with adult

Agency: The Salvation Army
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: runs until 12/24/2017
Zip Code: 49080
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: Legal Assistant

Volunteers work under the supervision of the Center's Director and/or Volunteer Coordinator to help patrons with legal matters in civil court cases. Most commonly, this includes helping an individual through a divorce, child custody, person protections order, landlord-tenant dispute, guardianship and/or other non-criminal matter court cases.

Volunteers are expected to dedicate at least one half day per week. Shifts can be either 8:30 a.m. to noon, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. or a full day 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

We do NOT particularly need attorneys or other legal professionals as volunteers. Volunteers must be professional, sincere, technologically savvy, willing to help others, willing to learn court procedures, and capable of following directions.

There is a substantial amount of information about court processes and procedures that volunteers learn throughout their time at ACLAC. Volunteers must be willing to take on the task of learning various complex court procedures and policies when signing up for the position.

Agency: Allegan County Legal Assistance Center
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Zip Code: 49010
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Restoring Family Links Outreach

Line of service: International Services

Purpose: The purpose of this position is to expand service delivery to clients who have been separated from family members due to armed conflict, migration, disasters, or other humanitarian emergencies.

Primary responsibilities: * Help spread information on services to the community * Develop new volunteer and community contacts * Effectively serve all clients and partners

Time Commitment/Availability:

1-3 hours per week

Application instructions Apply to volunteer with the Red Cross at the following link: http://rdcrss.org/1jwIkp1 Click apply now and create an account in Volunteer Connection. Complete the volunteer orientation modules. Concurrently, you will need to consent to a background check. When all that's completed, we'll call you for an intake interview, and place you in the need of ours that fits your interests and skills best!

Training: Training will be provided to all interested volunteers.

Contact: Nikki Salladay, nikki.salladay@redcross.org

Keywords: Family, disaster, international

Skills: Communication, presentation skills

Agency: American Red Cross
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 49009
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: Home Fire Campaign Volunteer

Line of service: Disaster Services

Purpose: The American Red Cross Disaster Cycle Services (DCS) launched the Home Fire Preparedness Campaign in October 2014. Its goal is to reduce the rate of deaths and injuries due to home fires by 25 percent over 5 years. This position exists primarily to notify residents in the neighborhoods targeted for an upcoming smoke alarm installation event. Save lives by helping the Red Cross install home smoke alarms in at-risk homes!

Primary responsibilities: * Notify residents in the neighborhoods targeted for installation of the upcoming installation rally in their area. * Leave a pre-event canvassing door hanger with rally information and fire safety information at each home visited. * With further training, may respond to request and install smoke detectors in area homes

Time Commitment/Availability:

5-10 hours per weekend. Flexible scheduling.

Application instructions Apply to volunteer with the Red Cross at the following link: http://rdcrss.org/1jwIkp1 Click apply now and create an account in Volunteer Connection. Complete the volunteer orientation modules. Concurrently, you will need to consent to a background check. When all that's completed, we'll call you for an intake interview, and place you in the need of ours that fits your interests and skills best!

Training: Training will be provided to all interested volunteers.

Contact: Nikki Salladay, nikki.salladay@redcross.org

Keywords: Fire prevention, safety education, community outreach

Skills: communication, teamwork

Agency: American Red Cross
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 49009
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: Recognition Volunteer

Line of service: Volunteer Services

Purpose: Support the effort to celebrate volunteers and their great work through events and creative engagement.

Primary responsibilities: * Support recognition lead with planning and implementing recognition events * Assist with in-kind donation requests and on-going recognition opportunities * Promote volunteer engagement and appreciation at events

Time Commitment/Availability:

Flexible; varies.

Application instructions Apply to volunteer with the Red Cross at the following link: http://rdcrss.org/1jwIkp1 Click apply now and create an account in Volunteer Connection. Complete the volunteer orientation modules. Concurrently, you will need to consent to a background check. When all that's completed, we'll call you for an intake interview, and place you in the need of ours that fits your interests and skills best!

Training: Training will be provided to interested volunteers.

Contact: Nikki Salladay, nikki.salladay@redcross.org

Keywords: Communication, engagement, volunteer, events, recognition

Skills: Communication, community outreach

Agency: American Red Cross
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 49009
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: MEPS (Military Entrance Processing Station) Family Contact

Line of service: Services to Armed Forces

Purpose: The Red Cross provides support and services to military members and their families. Provide support as a family contact to recruits and families after MEPS processing and/or pre-deployment events.

Primary responsibilities: * Email or phone military families to provide Red Cross preparedness information and referral services. * May work from home; computer/internet access may be required.

Time Commitment/Availability:

Flexible; hours vary

Application instructions Apply to volunteer with the Red Cross at the following link: http://rdcrss.org/1jwIkp1 Click apply now and create an account in Volunteer Connection. Complete the volunteer orientation modules. Concurrently, you will need to consent to a background check. When all that's completed, we'll call you for an intake interview, and place you in the need of ours that fits your interests and skills best!

Training: Training will be provided to all interested volunteers.

Contact: Nikki Salladay, nikki.salladay@redcross.org

Keywords: Community, outreach, military, family

Skills: Communication, presentation skills

Agency: American Red Cross
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 49009
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: Companionship Volunteer! Be a friend!

SouthernCare Hospice is located in Grand Rapids, but we are serving patients in the Allegan area.  Looking for volunteers that are interested in offering companionship to our Allegan patients!  Volunteers can do a wide variety of things from playing music, reading to, sitting with holding someone's hand to offering emotional support through being a companion! A background check is required and extensive training will be provided.  Please let us know if you're interested!!

Agency: SouthernCare Hospice
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 49519
Allow Groups: Yes