AmeriCorps VISTA - Volunteer Recruitment Officer

American Red Cross

About the organization

The American Red Cross (ARC), also known as The American National Red Cross, is a non-profit humanitarian organization that provides emergency assistance, disaster relief, and disaster preparedness education in the United States. For more than 135 years, the American Red Cross has helped neighbors down the street, across the country and around the world by delivering the mission to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.


• Identify and implement effective recruitment strategies.
• Facilitate presentations to increase volunteer capacity and Red Cross visibility within service areas.
• Make connections with individuals and volunteers in the community for program outreach and enhancement.
• Support staff and volunteers in duties as appropriate and necessary.


• Essential competencies include writing proficiency, relationship management, public speaking, robust communication skills, ability to lead teams of people toward a common goal, strong computer skills including aptitude in Microsoft Office Suite.

• Ability to learn new software programs with geospatial technology proficiency preferred.

• One-year commitment with the organization’s option to continue for three years.

• AmeriCorps VISTA Member are expected to work 38-40 hours a week and participate in training, activities and events related to job responsibilities. Position may require some evening and weekend commitments as well as some travel.

Members are required to:

o Have a High School Diploma, or equivalent.

o Be at least 18 years of age at the start of the program.

o Have a current valid driver’s license and a clean driving record.

o Is a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States.

o Satisfy National Service Criminal History Check eligibility criteria, including state and national sex offender registry checks, state criminal history checks, FBI criminal history checks, and state Child Abuse/Neglect Registry checks.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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