Communications- Lifesaving Awards Program Lead- Virtual Position

Communications- Lifesaving Awards Program Lead- Virtual Position

Manages regional nominations for Lifesaving Awards and ensures nominees receive recognition.

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Remote/Virtual Volunteer Opportunity

Key Responsibilities

  • Receives nominations and arranges the coordination for award presentations: where, when and who will be presenting, etc. 
  • Create a run-of-show and talking points for award presenter.
  • Ensure the award is printed, framed and signed.
  • Arrange venue and needed items: appropriate location for size of audience, podium and/or microphone, Red Cross backdrop for photos, etc.
  • Find volunteer to take pictures/video during the presentation.
  • Invite the media and manage them the day-of.
  • Craft a story for Red Cross website, social media afterwards.
  • Serve as a main point-of-contact for National Lifesaving Awards Program and summit regional presentation photos.


  • Enthusiastic about Red Cross mission and programs.
  • Cultural sensitivity to diverse audiences.
  • Relationship building skills working collaboratively with staff partners as well as board members, senior management, and other volunteer partners as needed.
  • Organizational skills.
  • Event planning and coordination.


  • Orientation to the American Red Cross.
  • Learn about Lifesaving Awards Program.
  • On the job training, as needed.

Development Opportunities

  • Community advocacy and leadership.
  • Relationship building.
  • Enhance leadership and communication skills.
  • Interact with and meet a variety of people.
  • Team building with the Red Cross, volunteers and community partners.

Length of Appointment

One-year appointment, renewable annually based on satisfactory performance of position.

Time Commitment

Variable; dependent on number of nominations received. 


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