Why I Serve: AmeriCorps Team Member Ashley Joos

COVID-19 meant that Ashley Joos didn’t meet most of her American Red Cross colleagues in person last year, but she didn’t let that stop her from making a difference. She connected with hundreds through our Preparedness Programs through virtual efforts, and supported local and regional disaster responses, blood drives, and much more throughout the Pacific Coast Chapter.

Get to know Ashley and how she was involved with AmeriCorps and American Red Cross.

What drew you to the Red Cross?

Red Crossers are united by their passion for service and helping the community; I wanted to be a part of that!

What is one of your favorite Red Cross moments?

Practicing “Get Low and Go” with kindergarten students virtually in a Prepare with Pedro presentation and them all taking their computer/camera with them to the floor to show off their skills. 

What would you tell someone who is interested in getting involved with the Red Cross?Go for it, jump right in! 

My advice is to go for it, jump right in! There are so many ways you can support your community and others through the Red Cross, all you need to do is join!

Ashley supporting a disaster relief operation with fellow AmeriCorps Team Members.

Congratulations to our 2020-2021 Americorps Disaster Team members! We wanted to thank and recognize our team members for a job well done during quite an extraordinary year! Thank you Ashley for your dedication to your community, we wish you the best in your future endeavors!

We are hiring California AmeriCorps Disaster Team members in Bakersfield and Camarillo, CA to begin in September 2021. Did you know that a year of service can help you stand out to schools and future employers? You can gain valuable experience and earn a $10,000 education award by joining the American Red Cross AmeriCorps program. Apply today!

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