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You do not have to be a blood donor to volunteer with us. If you’re ineligible to donate, volunteering is a great way you can still be involved in our lifesaving mission!

As a Commit for Life volunteer, you will most often have the opportunity to help out at blood drives and community events during the week. We occasionally have opportunities for public speaking and light office work as well. Open volunteer assignments are communicated through our Volunteer Newsletter after you have attended orientation.

Ready to start? 

Complete the volunteer form and we will contact you to schedule your training!

 

How You Can Help as a Volunteer

Volunteers are vital to our mission at Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center. Find out how you can help!

Work with our donor collections staff to ensure donors have a WOW experience.

Specific duties may include:

  • Setting out blood drive signage
  • Setting up welcome table
  • Escorting donors from the welcome table to the donor coach or screening area (distance will vary based on blood drive location)
  • Answering basic questions about the donation process
  • Passing out refreshments to donors
  • Observing donors for post-donation reactions
  • Encouraging donors to Commit for Life
  • Thanking donors for their life-saving donations.

Educate the community about the need for blood donations and the importance of Committing for Life.

Specific duties may include:

  • Setting up an information booth at a community health fair or other event
  • Educating potential donors about the donation process and the need for donations in our community
  • Explaining the Commit for Life program
  • Handing out brochures and answering questions
  • May also include asking potential donors to sign up for an appointment at an upcoming blood drive.

Share your story through public speaking engagements to raise awareness and encourage others to Commit for Life.

Specific duties may include:

  • Preparing your story, incorporating blood center talking points and sharing it with a group
  • Must be comfortable speaking in front of diverse groups of various sizes.
  • Requires public speaking skills and additional training.
  • Ideal for those with a close personal connection to blood donations, especially recipients and family of recipients.  

Work together with a group of volunteers to raise awareness of your local Neighborhood Donor Center.

Specific duties may include:

  • Actively search for and attend community events to educate individuals about the need for blood donations and promote the Neighborhood Donor Center
  • Attend meetings
  • Host Special Events at the Neighborhood Donor Center
  • Post promotional materials around your community
  • Search and secure community partners for donation to thank donor at Special Events
  • Greet donors, offer refreshments and observe donors for potential post-donation reactions
  • Thank donors for their lifesaving donations
  • This type of volunteer opportunity requires initiative and creativity to create your own assignments! It is ideal for a regular donor who already has a relationship with their Neighborhood Donor Center staff. 

Perform office support tasks at our headquarters, Mobile Operations Complex locations near the location near the Texas Medical Center, or any of our Neighborhood Donor Centers.

Specific duties may include:

  • Welcome donors and help them sign in
  • Answer phone, make and log calls
  • Bake and package cookies, make coffee, stock refrigerator, replenish snacks
  • Offer snacks to donors when they have completed donating
  • Administrative duties such as filing, stuffing envelopes, data entry
  • Other duties as assigned.

Additional training for this position will be provided.

Visit the Be The Match page to learn more about volunteering for the Gulf Coast Marrow Donor Program at Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center.

Provide transportation services by delivering blood samples from different facilities to our headquarters.

To ensure the safety of the volunteers as well as the product samples, all volunteer drivers will go through a background check and complete defensive driving training provided by Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center.

Volunteer drivers will receive materials about the program and its policies, essential contact information, a T-shirt and personalized volunteer badge. Their shift will begin upon signing in and receiving their vehicle and route assignments. The shift concludes once a successful delivery has been completed and the vehicle returned to Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center. 

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