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Volunteer Opportunities

Central Ohio

Central Ohio Blood Services Region
Office of Volunteer and Community Resources:

(614) 253-2740, ext. 8029
  • Volunteers make up 97 percent of the American Red Cross staff across the nation.
  • A team of about 500 volunteers in Franklin County make it possible for the Central Ohio Blood Services Region to keep serving the community.  Join the volunteer team today!
  • Volunteer opportunities for those who are at least 14 and older, include but are not limited to the options listed below.
  • When you join the Red Cross volunteer team, you are joining a diverse group of individuals who have come together with the common goal of helping those in need. If you are interested in learning more about how you can help the Red Cross Blood Services, or to schedule a new volunteer interview, please e-mail
Featured Volunteers:
We appreciate all our dedicated volunteers who staff the many essential roles within the Red Cross blood program.  Read about some of our featured volunteers, CLICK HERE 
To get started:
Interested in Franklin County area volunteerism? Start the process to make a difference today and complete and submit the New Volunteer Application.  Contact us for a form. 

The American Red Cross Blood Services offers a wide range of interesting and meaningful volunteer positions in the Franklin County area.  If you are not interested in an opportunity listed below, please contact us to learn about other available volunteer positions.  We look forward to involving you as a Red Cross volunteer. 
For Ohio State University Students:
Did you know that eligible Ohio State University students can earn Federal Work Study funds for holding certain volunteer positions with the American Red Cross?  To learn more CLICK HERE.   
For Current Volunteers:
If you are a current volunteer for the Central Ohio Blood Services Region, CLICK HERE.
Columbus OH
These volunteers are vital to our donor's overall donation experience. Volunteers serve refreshments, talk with donors, and remain alert and immediately call for help if a donor shows signs that he/she does not feel well.  In addition, volunteers encourage donors to donate again, and promote a positive, long-lasting impression of the...
Columbus OH
Volunteers welcome and sign-in donors, answer questions and provide excellent customer service. These volunteers often have the greatest impact on donors because they are the first to meet and greet them.   Purpose
Columbus OH
Volunteer telerecruiters, special event coordinators, and data entry support help facilitate the operations of the region's approximately 25 daily blood drives.   Purpose:
Columbus OH
Volunteer Blood Couriers deliver the products in Red Cross vehicles to hospital and medical facilities throughout the Central Ohio Region. Patients in central Ohio rely on these volunteers for their dedication and commitment.   Purpose
Columbus OH
Volunteer Blood Run Specialists provide a critical service by transporting blood products from area blood drives to the regional headquarters in
Columbus OH
Volunteer Logistics Associate   Purpose: The Volunteer Logistics Associate provides assistance and delivery services at the Red Cross Hilliard and Broad Street locations by performing essential tasks required in the support of blood drives and for the operation of the Mobile Supply department.   Key Responsibilities: