Volunteer with Canadian Blood Services
Volunteer Types: Companionship/Visiting, Public speaking (Speaking about value of volunteering)
Organization types: Community and Social Services, Special Interests
Long term (6 months to a year)
Application Deadline: September 30, 2023
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There are volunteering opportunities in the Ottawa area, and we would love to have you volunteer with us. We have a group of folks who normally volunteer at our Ottawa clinics (permanent location and mobile sites) but we are always looking for new volunteers who are able to support the program!

A volunteer’s main responsibility is in the hospitality area of blood donor events. Volunteers play an integral part in maintaining donor relationships as they provide a warm and welcoming environment post donation. They offer refreshments, thank donors and monitor for donor reactions. Volunteers work hand in hand with clinic staff to ensure a positive donation experience.

We are however, looking for volunteers who can commit to a regular shift for at least a six-month term. This does not mean that you would have to volunteer at every event but just that, we would need to know that we could count on you to take a regular shift. ie a two hour shift every other clinic or we could count on you to provide backup if another volunteer calls in. Events in Ottawa with volunteer shifts generally being two hours to two and half hours long. If this type of volunteering opportunity is something that resonates with you, I would be happy to move to next steps.

As note, all volunteers are required to be fully vaccinated (2 government approved doses) against Covid 19 and will need to show me proof (one time only) prior to being scheduled for a volunteer shift.

How will this opportunity benefit the volunteer?
Volunteers will have the opportunity to learn more about our organization, along with our mission and vision as well as connect with donors and staff.
How will the organization benefit?
Volunteers are an integral part of our organization and play a key role in the day to day work that we do. Volunteers help ensure that our donors are supported and guided through the donation process.
Volunteer location:
Canadian Blood Services are currently looking for volunteers for these mobile clinics: September 4th Kanata Recreation Centre 1-4pm September 15th Epiphany Church (Gloucester) 2-5pm/ 5-730pm September 28th Infinity Centre (Gloucester) 10-2pm 12-230pm October 4th Ottawa Christian School (Barrhaven) 415-630pm October 17th Carleton University 1230-530pm Met Bible Church (Prince of Wales Drive): August 28th 5-730pm Please note that this list will be regularly updated with different volunteer opportunities.


Eric Lapierre
@Canadian Blood Services
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This position would be great for: Adults, Groups, High School Students (14-18), Newcomers to Canada, Person with a disability or medical condition, Seniors (65+), Young Adults (19-24)
Number of Positions Available: 2
Good for people interested in: Companionship/Visiting, Public speaking (Speaking about value of volunteering)
You will be helping with: Men, Persons new to Canada, Women, Youth (16-18 years)

Volunteer Considerations

  • Suitable for community service hours
  • This position can accommodate persons with a disability
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