We Are Blood volunteers are essential to our mission. Whether they are taking care of blood donors in our canteen, transporting lifesaving blood to hospitals, or educating the community about the importance of blood donation; volunteers make it possible for us to provide and protect the community blood supply, to inspire Central Texans to save lives locally, and to always treat everyone we serve as family.
Be the first face blood donors see after saving lives! As a We Are Blood Canteen Host you will answer questions, serve refreshments (free cookies anyone?), and be alert to any signs or symptoms of an adverse reaction. If you enjoy socializing with all kinds of people, taking care of others, and learning something new every day, then being a Canteen Host is a perfect fit. The minimum age is 16.
Blood Transportation Volunteers perform scheduled pickups of blood components from mobile blood drives and our satellite donation sites. They then deliver them to the laboratory at our Lamar location for processing and testing. Because mobile blood drives happen throughout the 10-county region, this volunteer opportunity is also a great way to see our beautiful Central Texas countryside. The minimum age is 21.
Blood Drive Volunteer
Blood Drive Assistants help ensure that donors have an exceptional donor experience at We Are Blood community blood drives. Volunteers help greet donors, answer questions regarding blood donation, serve refreshments, and watch for adverse donor reactions. In addition, volunteers often engage with the public to recruit potential blood donors. Volunteers provide an inviting, relaxing, and comfortable pre- and post-donation experience for donors. The minimum age is 16.
Office Support Volunteer
If you’d like experience working in a professional administrative setting in the medical field, then being an Office Support volunteer may be for you. Office Support volunteers assist with work in various departments at the We Are Blood administrative offices. The Office Support volunteer often is part of the behind-the-scenes work and has a wide range of duties. Assignments may involve assisting with marketing and promotional materials, preparing for fundraising events, conducting research for departmental projects, and clerical tasks. Office Support Assistant volunteers are able to apply their own skills to the volunteer experience while learning new ones at the same time. The minimum age is 16.
Community Outreach Volunteer
Help us spread the word about We Are Blood! As a Community Outreach Volunteer, you’ll attend community events, travel with The Bloodstream, and go to health fairs to talk about the importance of our local blood supply. You’ll create pride and ownership of the local blood supply, helping ensure all Central Texans have access to life-saving blood when they need it.