NHQ:IT - End User Services: Volunteer Technical Specialist

NHQ:IT - End User Services: Volunteer Technical Specialist

This position supports the National Headquarters (NHQ) Information Technology (IT) department, specifically the End User Services (EUS) team. This opportunity requires participation in in-person activities and/or perform work in a Red Cross facility. Current locations we are recruiting for include: Twin Cities - Minnesota and Dakotas Region Headquarters 1201 West River Parkway Minneapolis, MN 55454 American Red Cross of South Central and Southeast Kansas 707 N. Main Wichita, KS 67203 Central Illinois Chapter 311 West John Gwynn Jr. Ave. Peoria, IL 61605 The IT EUS Volunteer Technical Specialist is responsible for providing IT support for all American Red Cross end users (staff, volunteers, disaster operations). Volunteers in this position utilize the Red Cross ticketing system and provide computer equipment and support, determine user needs and maintain equipment and software as applicable. Technical Specialists provide onsite and remote IT problem resolution. Other responsibilities include organizing and coordinating activities associated with installation, deployment and upgrade of software, hardware and network facilities as it relates to the IT environment.

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Key Responsibilities


  • Provide technical support troubleshooting IT equipment - computers, printers, network equipment, etc.
  • Participate in local and enterprise-wide IT projects
  • Support immediate technology needs for local disaster response operations and provide support to disaster team as needed during a local disaster operation
  • Support IT needs at special events
  • Manage IT assets (equipment issue/return, maintain inventory database)
  • Ensure compliance with established quality standards and requirements
  • Assist with end user training
  • Utilize the Red Cross ticketing system to address end user issues
  • Assist with developing or improving EUS policies and procedures
  • Participate in core team meetings


  • Willingness to comply with Red Cross COVID-19 policies.
  • Experience troubleshooting personal desktop computing and advanced office automation technology including Microsoft Windows XP, 7, 8.1, 10, Office, Office 365, file shares, printers and scanners, required
  • Minimum one-year experience providing hands-on networking/desktop/PC administration and hardware/software support, required
  • Knowledge of local and wide area networking to include wireless design and setup, required
  • Ability to prioritize and quickly resolve issues, required
  • Operational flexibility to meet sudden and unpredictable business needs, required
  • Flexible availability, including some availability during business hours, required
  • Willingness to travel and provide support in person at local Red Cross offices, required
  • Knowledge of ITSM/Ticketing Systems, required
  • Knowledge of the ticket lifecycle, required
  • Knowledge of Service Level Targets, required
  • Resume Requirement 

Time Commitment

Volunteers must be available on a regular basis during normal business hours when most IT work is performed. Although there may be occasional requests for after-hours or weekend work, volunteers who are only available evenings and weekends would not be an appropriate fit for this position. Hours per week may vary depending on availability.


Most of the activities of this position are remote; however, some activities must be performed on site at a specified American Red Cross locations.

Development Opportunities

Opportunity to acquire new or advanced skills and knowledge in the area of IT support

Length of Appointment

6-12 month with reappointment as mutually agreed


Talent Classification for Recruitment: Technical, IT Systems & Services

Regional Director of End User Services, End User Services Technical Specialists, Service Delivery Managers, Volunteer IT Leads, Volunteer Support Program Team


Orientation to American Red Cross

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