Dakota County Public Health

American Red Cross - On-site Blood Donations - American Red Cross Transportation Specialist

General Description

Assist the Red Cross by transporting blood and blood products throughout the region in a safe and timely manner.  

Please apply directly with the Red Cross: http://www.redcross.org/volunteer


Throughout Dakota County and the Twin Cities Metro region.



  • Distribute blood to area hospitals as routine or "stat" deliveries
  • Transport blood and blood products from blood collection sites to the laboratory for processing
  • Pick up and return boxes as needed
  • Complete required paperwork and obtain signatures
  • Communicate and share feedback between Red Cross personnel and customers
  • Drive in a safe and responsible manner



  • Willingness to support Red Cross mission
  • Customer service experience
  • Valid state driver’s license – 3 years driving experience
  • Familiarity with geographic area and driving routes
  • Able to verify safe driving records with state or insurance
  • Experience to demonstrate reliability
  • Ability to lift up to 45 lbs. (for hospital deliveries)
  • Successful completion of  American Red Cross Defensive Driving Course (within 6 months of placement)


Time Commitment

Shifts are typically available 7 days a week, between 7am and 7pm, with variable shift lengths



  • American Red Cross Volunteer Orientation
  • Transportation Specialist Training (orientation and defensive driving class totaling approximately 2 hours)
  • On the job training (approximately 4-8 hours)


Additional Information


Contact Information

Christopher Buckley | American Red Cross

Recruitment Specialist, Minnesota Region

1201 West River Parkway | Minneapolis, MN 55454

(mobile) 612.791.2884 | christopher.buckley@redcross.org


Qualifications Required

  • Accepted Data Privacy Notice - Tennessen Notice Must be Yes
  • Signed Volunteer Waiver Must be at least Yes