Today, more than 20,000 nurses work with the Red Cross in many levels of service. A modern day Red Cross Nurse might find his or herself in any of the following capacities:
• Providing direct service: responding to disasters on local Disaster Action Teams (DAT), Health Fairs, volunteer in military clinics and hospitals, promoting blood collection team, first aid stations
• Teaching and developing courses: CPR/First Aid, Automatic emergency Defibrillator(AED), Disaster Health Services, Nurse Assistant Training, Babysitting, Family Caregiving
• Acting in management and supervisory roles: including Chapter and Blood Services region executives
• Functioning in governance roles: local board member to national Board of Governors
This National Nurses Week, the Red Cross recognizes that nursing is more than a vocation, it’s a calling. We hope that nurses in America continue to know that by working with the Red Cross, you’re using your unique skills to serve the community in ways beyond what you might find professionally.
If you are a nurse interested in working with the Red Cross, visit us online to begin your volunteer application today!