Volunteers

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, 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.

Please take time to extend your sincere thanks to our volunteers during National Volunteer Week.

Remind them of the incredible difference they make every day to advance our work and support for the well-being of patients across Canada.


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Make a 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.

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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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Make our work even better

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. 

Canadian Blood Services’ supplemental privacy notice

Your personal information will be used solely for the purposes of screening, qualifying and scheduling you for volunteer activities with Canadian Blood Services. By using this site, you agree to the collection and use of your personal information for the purposes of managing your volunteer relationship with Canadian Blood Services.

Canadian Blood Services also uses the personal information you provided to Better Impact when you signed up for volunteering. We may collect and use additional personal information such as shirt size, the volunteer role you are applying for, your reason for applying, availability, minimum age confirmation and your date of birth (excluding birth year). We also maintain your training completion records.

Canadian Blood Services will not disclose or share your personal information with other third parties or use your personal information for purposes other than those described above. For questions, please contact Canadian Blood Services’ volunteer program at 1-888-2-DONATE or view our Web Privacy Statement.