Lead: Veterans History Project - Coordinator

Lead: Veterans History Project - Coordinator

This position supports the Regional Service to the Armed Forces department. Coordinates a group of volunteers who preserve and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war.

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Locations

Remote/Virtual Volunteer Opportunity

Key Responsibilities

 Support the Red Cross mission
• Ensure all Library of Congress program requirements are met
• Effectively organize interviews and supporting documents
• Coordinate interview schedules
• Prepare materials for submission to the Library of Congress
• Maintain professionalism and confidentiality

Qualifications

• Willingness to comply with Red Cross COVID-19 policies for in-person volunteer activities.

• Ability to show others how to conduct interviews with ease and respect for other experiences
• Utilize good oral and interpersonal communications
• Good organization skills
• Willingness to learn skills involved with transferring recordings to electronic format which will be submitted to the Library of Congress

Time Commitment

4 hours per week/Negotiable

Development Opportunities

• Volunteer Leadership
• Ability to assist Veterans and their families to find closure

Length of Appointment

Negotiable

Relationships

Red Cross management team and volunteer leaders;Library of Congress Staff; Veterans and their family members

Training

• Orientation to the American Red Cross
• On the job training with volunteer supervisor
• Library of Congress required training

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