Red Cross Volunteer Opportunities

There are plenty of upcoming volunteer opportunities with the Red Cross. Read about them below!

Red Cross Assistance at the Pittsburgh Marathon
Date: Sunday, May 6
Time: 6:30 am – 2 pm
Volunteer Activities:
LOST RUNNER AREA:  stationed in front of the Wyndham Hotel at the Point, these individuals will input information into the Marathon data base regarding the status of runners that do not complete the course.  Computer skills are needed as well as the ability to multitask in a hectic environment.   6:30 AM-2 PM (2 volunteers needed)

MEDICAL TENT RUNNER:  These volunteers will physically run/walk the distance between the Medical tents (located near the Fort Pitt Museum) to the Family waiting area near the Wyndham Hotel. Your job will be to pass information.  7 AM-2 PM  (2 volunteers needed)

HOSPITAL LIAISON:  Marathon injuries will be fed to one of 6 area hospitals.  We need individuals at each ER to relay info to the Lost Runner folks should a runner show up.  Volunteers who sign up for this function need to report directly to the hospital on race day.  7 AM-2 PM.  (at least 6 volunteers needed; hospitals include UPMC Mercy, Allegheny General, UPMC Presbyterian, UPMC Shadyside, Magee Women’s Hospital and St. Margaret’s.)

Additional Notes: Volunteers will receive a free t-shirt, carry bag, and party after the event.
Contact Info: If you have questions and / or want to sign up for this event, please contact Cyndi O’Neill at Cyndi.ONeill@RedCross.org

Red Cross Disaster Readiness Drill
Date: Saturday, May 19
Time: 9 am – 1 pm
Volunteer Activities: Volunteers will role play people in need of assistance at one of the following test emergency shelter locations:

Greentree Church of LDS(Tentative) 46 School St. Greentree, PA 15220
Springdale 325 School St. Springdale, PA 15144
Penn Trafford Middle School 100 E. Britton Ave. Trafford, PA 15085
Elizabeth Central VFD 425 Scenery Dr. Elizabeth , PA 15037
Monogahela VFD 151 W. Main St. Monongahela, PA 15063
Carmichaels Activity Center 100 Nemicolon Rd. Carmichaels, PA 15320
Westmoreland CC Youngwood 145 Pavillion Ln. Youngwood, PA 15697
New Kensington 3550 7th St. Rd, Rt 780 Upper Burrell, PA 15068
Community Alliance Church 800 Mercer Rd Butler, PA 16001

# of Volunteers Needed: As many as possible
Contact Info: If you have questions and / or want to sign up for this event, please contact Victor Roosen at Victor.Roosen@RedCross.org

Beaver Valley Nuclear Power Plant Evacuation Drill
Date: Wednesday, June 20
Time: 6 pm – 9 pm
Location: South Park Fairgrounds, Intersection of Corrigan Drive and Brownsville Road, South Park, PA 15129
Volunteer Activities: Volunteers will role play evacuees in need of assistance at a test evacuation site.
# of Volunteers Needed: As many as possible
Contact Info: If you have questions and / or want to sign up for this event, please contact Victor Roosen at Victor.Roosen@RedCross.org

Thanks!

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