Volunteer with American Red Cross
of Southwest Louisiana
Help us help others and volunteer
online today! The American
Red Cross of Southwest Louisiana responds daily
to the needs of the surrounding communities. Whether
responding to disaster, teaching
health and safety skills, or bridging the gap of
communication for military families,
we are holding out our hands to reach others.
The American Red Cross of Southwest Louisiana depends
on volunteers to make aid and education continuously
available to all. Without the time and dedication of
volunteers, we could not fulfill our mission.
Currently there are 150 volunteers enlisted with the
American Red Cross of Southwest Louisiana. These 150
volunteers perform on average 2,500 hours of service
per year. There are no requirements for being a volunteer
except a desire to serve. You choose your hours; we
work around your schedule.
If you are
interested in volunteering, please contact Ted Shelton at (337) 478-5122. We will evaluate
your skills and interests and place you into a
position of service. We will provide any special
training that you need for a position.
Remember, HELP CAN'T WAIT! The world is looking
for a kind heart, dedicated spirit, and an outstretched
||The following volunteer
positions are in need of filling:
· Clerical: This volunteer area involves typing,
filing, and bookkeeping.
· Receptionist: The responsibilities of this position
include answering phones, directing calls and
visitors, and taking messages.
· Data Entry: Volunteers will enter information
such as bookkeeping statements, disaster cases,
and class enrollment into databases for organization.
· Casework Management (Disaster and Military):
Volunteers interview victims of disaster and military
personnel to obtain pertinent information about
· Nurses: Volunteer nurses provide medical attention
to not only shelter occupants and disaster victims,
but also to onsite workers.
· Mental Health Professionals: This job consists
of counseling victims and workers and helping
them overcome the emotional stress associated
· Health and Safety Instructors: Instructors are
enlisted to teach community and industry classes
such as CPR, First Aid, Life Guard Training, and
· Community Education Presenters: These volunteers
speak publicly to clubs and groups such as service
clubs (Optimist, Kiwanis, etc.) and church groups.
They also participate in health and safety fairs
by distributing pamphlets.
· Disaster Action Teams: Individuals are gathered
to form a team for responding to disaster and
emergency situations. These volunteers are placed
on call during certain weeks of the year.