How Do I Commit for Life as a Volunteer?
You do not have to be a blood donor in order to volunteer. If you are ineligible to donate, volunteering is a great way to still be involved in our lifesaving mission! See how you can help as a volunteer!
Minimum Age: 12 years old. Those ages 12 to 14 must be accompanied by a trained parent or guardian at all activities. Those ages 15 to 17 can volunteer with parental consent.
Orientation and training: All new volunteers must attend Volunteer Orientation. To maintain active status, all volunteers must volunteer at least once, or attended an orientation within a calendar year.
Reliable transportation: Volunteers must provide their own transportation to and from all volunteer assignments, orientation, and trainings.
Email access: All information about the volunteer program is communicated via email.
Volunteers should be dependable and friendly!
We do not accept volunteer phlebotomists or court-ordered community service.
Volunteers Earn Rewards Too
We appreciate our volunteers and the time they dedicate to our community. As a thank you, volunteers can earn points in our Donor Rewards program every time they volunteer. Like donors, volunteers redeem points for e-gift cards to shop at their favorite places.
How Volunteers Earn Points
Bronze Level (1 to 9 hours per calendar year) = 10 points per hour
Silver Level (10 to 39 hours per calendar year) = 15 points per hour
Gold Level (40+ hours per calendar year) = 20 points per hour
Create a Digital Donor account or download the Digital Donor app.
IMPORTANT: Your gift card reward will be distributed electronically, so make sure we have your current email address.
Contact the Volunteer Group
Do you have questions about volunteering at Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center?
Call us: 713-791-6262.
or email us.