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What You Can Expect

In this regulated environment there are certain processes and procedures in place that staff and volunteers must follow:

  • Refer all medical questions to appropriate staff members
  • Respect the privacy of individuals
  • Work within the bounds of your position and support the organization's mission, vision and goals
  • Represent Canadian Blood Services in a positive manner
  • Follow organizational policies and procedures

Exchange ideas. Learn Skills. Save lives.

Even though Canadian Blood Services is a regulated organization, we understand that every volunteer has something different to offer. We welcome and encourage you to share any ideas you may have that can make Canada's blood system stronger.

Of course, the benefits are not one-sided. As a Canadian Blood Services volunteer, you will also have the opportunity to:

  • Have a hand in saving lives
  • Learn about blood and the blood system
  • Share your skills and experiences and develop new ones
  • Meet new people and make new friends
  • Make a difference in your community

Your knowledge of the organization can create a lasting impression with blood donors. Organizational brochures, bulletins and newsletters are available to help keep you up to date on current organizational news.

Training and tools to help you succeed

At Canadian Blood Services, volunteers are supported by:

  • An organizational commitment that challenges Canadian Blood Services to keep its Volunteer Program current and strives to meet the needs of both the organization and its volunteers
  • A team committed to making your volunteer experience enjoyable and rewarding
  • Communications designed to keep you informed and highlight the difference you make as a volunteer
  • An annual national volunteer satisfaction survey (conducted in November) where you can share your comments
  • Recognition during key events such as National Volunteer Week (Third week of April) and International Volunteer Day (December 5)

To prepare you to succeed in your new assignment, we will:

  • Assign you a role that meets your skills and abilities and that is meaningful and rewarding
  • Provide training specific to your role
  • Give you the support and tools you need to perform your tasks
  • Provide a corporate insurance policy aimed at protecting you while you are volunteering on our behalf
  • Give you opportunities to provide input into new program development

Volunteering is rewarding in so many ways

There is nothing more gratifying than knowing that the time you contribute saves lives. Many of our volunteer opportunities make the experience even more rewarding by including training sessions, special events and recognition events.

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