Our volunteers truly make a difference every day by helping us advance our work and support for the well-being of patients in Canada. Whether it’s supporting donors throughout the donation process, recruiting new donors, raising awareness about the importance of blood, plasma, stem cell and organs and tissues donation or helping fundraise to support our lifesaving programs; our volunteers are a vital link in Canada’s Lifeline.

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Make all the difference

Whether you are new to a community or resided there for years, you can have a direct impact on the life of a neighbour, friend or stranger in need. Many volunteers find that helping others can spark a positive change that fuels their community’s energy and enthusiasm for life. Volunteers don’t just make a difference, they make all the difference.

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Develop new skills

Apply your skills, develop some new ones, and gain valuable leadership experience along the way. If you have ever been interested in working in the healthcare or medical industry, or simply wanting to try something new, there are opportunities here for you.

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Grow your network

Canadian Blood Services employees, donors and fellow volunteers all become part of your personal and professional networks. As a national organization with more than 7,000 volunteers and 4,300 employees, you will have the opportunity to connect with vast and diverse talents.

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Help us improve

Your experience and feedback help us to continuously improve the volunteer and donor experience. We encourage all volunteers to attend regular meetings, participate in our national surveys, and provide valuable feedback wherever possible.

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Donor centre volunteers

Greet donors with a smile, make conversation, and accompany them throughout their donation process.  Help them feel welcome and comfortable. The care and attention you give is very often a key reason why donors return. As one of the last faces donors see on their way out, you play a critical role in the success of future blood donor clinics.

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Volunteer Leaders

Help host, coordinate and promote blood donation events in local communities and workplaces or be a team leader in our donor centres. As a volunteer leader you will also work closely with our employees and learn how to recruit, train and schedule volunteers. 

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In-community volunteers & public awareness

Our in-community volunteers play an integral part in spreading awareness for blood donation. They promote donation events and recruit new donors in their local communities. Opportunities are also available for volunteers to join our Speaker’s Bureau to help promote our work and the ongoing need for donors.

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Stem Cell Recruiter

Stem Cell recruiters are vital in helping us grow the Stem Cell Registry. You’ll be providing education and awareness at in-community recruitment events, assisting potential registrants with the registration process and helping them to complete their cheek swab. Stem cell recruiters have a direct impact on patients looking for a stem cell match.