NHQ:BIO - National Biomedical Equipment Strategy: Special Projects Volunteer

NHQ:BIO - National Biomedical Equipment Strategy: Special Projects Volunteer

This position supports the National Headquarters (NHQ) Biomedical Services (BIO) team. This is a 100% virtual (volunteer-from-home) opportunity. The Special Projects Volunteer works to complete projects in support of the Equipment Strategy. Equipment Strategy provides: • Strategic direction and decisions for Biomed equipment • Right size equipment through optimization, utilization, and productivity • Enables multiyear equipment planning capacity • Aligns best practices for equipment movement • Provides end to end equipment lifecycle oversight supporting the overall mission of the American Red Cross.

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Remote/Virtual Volunteer Opportunity

Key Responsibilities

  • Support Equipment Strategy Department bi-monthly equipment synchronization calls to develop initiatives, coordinate equipment movements through Microsoft Office 365 forms, and assess the capacity of the organization to implement innovation and equipment solutions that impact multiple departments.
  • Assist in preparation of the agenda, capture appropriate meeting minutes, and monitor the open requests.
  • Assist with development of excel databases, SharePoint administration and data monitoring to support equipment movement and optimization
  • Work with partnered departments to respond to requests and provide updates to requester



  • Reliable access to resources needed to volunteer 100% virtually
  • Respectful and maintain confidentiality
  • Willingness to learn
  • Work well individually and with others
  • Able to find information on-line and in-print manuals
  • Able to synthesize information from multiple sources
  • Good communication skills
  • Willingness to learn Red Cross-specific applications (Equipment Database)
  • Computer skills required (Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Office 365, SharePoint, Outlook)
  • Experience with Excel, including :info log, interactive data, Gantt charts, determining impact priorities via filtering/sorting
  • Experience with database management (like: eMax) and performing queries


  • Broad understanding of the American Red Cross and its opportunities for service.


Orientation to the American Red Cross and Biomed Dept Overview On-the-job training with supervisor

Development Opportunities

Interact with and meet a variety of people

Team building with the Red Cross, volunteers, and community partners

Enhance skills in a global and highly recognized organization

Network and meet new people

Length of Appointment

Minimum 6 month commitment, renewable dependent upon need, interest, projects, and skills

Time Commitment

10 hours per week, at least one business day per week. Preferred day(s) Fri and Mon (if available 1:30-2:30 ET)

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