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Commit for Life as a Volunteer
Volunteers are an important part of helping save lives. The Blood Center depends on their support in many capacities and always is seeking more individuals to join our Volunteer Program.
You do not have to be a blood donor to volunteer with us. In fact, if you’re ineligible to donate, volunteering is a great way you can still be involved in our life-saving mission! See how you can help as a volunteer!
How do I Commit for Life as a Volunteer?
You can ensure a steady blood supply is available for patients by committing to ongoing volunteer opportunities. Once you find the opportunity that best matches your type, commit to it.
Connect with us and your community.
Whether you prefer to hear from The Blood Center via email, phone, text or social media, we ask all of our Commit for Life volunteers to stay informed.
Spread the word.
Nothing is more powerful than hearing about the importance of blood donations from a Commit for Life volunteer.
Tell your friends and family how they can save lives.
How the Volunteer Point System Works
Volunteers are eligible to receive points for every hour of volunteered time. Effective January 1, 2018, these point values are:
Bronze Level (active volunteers with up to 9 hours of activity per calendar year): 100 points per hour
Silver Level (volunteer 10 to 39 hours per calendar year): 200 points per hour
Gold Level (volunteer 40+ hours per calendar year ): 300 points per hour
Other point opportunities:
50 bonus points for attending orientation and completing trainings
1,000 bonus points per calendar year for serving as a liaison between their Community Advocate group and The Blood Center.
Commit for Life Volunteer Benefits
The greatest benefit volunteers receive from donating their time and talents to The Blood Center is the knowledge they have helped save lives! While this personal satisfaction is intangible, we are pleased to offer volunteers tangible benefits as well.
Effective Janaury 1, 2018:
Bronze (1 to 9 hours)
Silver (10 to 39 hours)
Gold (40+ hours)
Points for Volunteering Active Commit for Life volunteers are eligible to receive points for every hour they volunteer.
Bonus points for attending orientation and completing trainings.
Access to the Commit for Life Store Use CFL points to purchase items in the CFL Store. The store can be accessed online through Digital Donor or by calling Customer Service at (713) 791-6373 or 1(877) 948-5433 toll-free.
Commit for Life Calendar
Our calendar features stories of donors, recipients, volunteers and blood drive groups. To receive one, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (713) 791-6262.
Bonus points for Community Advocate Liaisons Community Advocate Liaisons are voted by their team and receive 1,000 bonus points each year for their commitment to serving as direct contact between their advocate group and The Blood Center.
Complimentary Advanced Wellness Check
The Advanced Wellness Check consists of a lipid profile (fasting cholesterol, LDL, HDL and triglycerides), which may help determine risk of coronary heart disease.
To make arrangements for your Advanced Wellness Check, please call (713) 791-6608 or 1(800) 791-1666.
*Gold-level volunteers can order additional ones with points. Bronze and Silver-level volunteers may purchase with CFL points from the CFL Store.