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Red Cross organization is responsible for helping people who suffer in poverty, disaster, or conflict cases. Specialists working on this field are volunteers and they are required to perform their duties on different areas such as blood service, disaster service, health and safety service, military support, or administrative jobs. Examples of these duties are volunteers of the disaster service who respond to emergencies by assessing the needs of victims and people working on administrative duties who handle fundraising, public relations and clerical tasks.

Red Cross volunteers usually perform many of the following tasks:
• Training other members of emergency response teams.
• Providing temporary supplies of clothing and food.
• Handling clerical work.
•   Scheduling blood donations.
• Assisting military facilities.


• Being flexible.
• Having interpersonal skills.
• Being able to work independently or with a team.
• Having good communication skills.
• Being patient.
• Having decision making skills.
• Being able to work with people from different backgrounds.
• Having organizational skills.
• Being able to use computers effectively.
• Having judgment skills.


Red Cross job placements are open for professionals and non-professionals from different fields who have a true desire to help other people. Candidates need to be flexible, open to take classes and travel, and are required to have enough time to perform their duties. Volunteers for this area must complete four modules of an online course which includes foundations and structure, values, key services, history, and commitments of that organization. Those who complete that scheme must participate in a local orientation session and then pass a background check. Applicants for these positions can visit the American Red Cross website in order to find job opportunities and their requirements.

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