Volunteer Opportunities

Southern California Blood Services Region

Volunteers like you support departments as they work to provide life-saving blood to hospital patients. You’ll partner with paid staff on vital office projects such as: data entry, correspondence, preparing packets, filing and more. Share and develop your professional skills as you help others! Sign up for this volunteer opportunity. Volunteer Promise: One 4-hour shift per week, with a 6 month or more promise. Accepting Applications for weekday shifts.

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Blood Services Volunteer?

Each year more than one million Americans join with the American Red Cross to provide vital services in their community through volunteer work. When you volunteer with the Red Cross, you become part of a group of people who truly make a difference in the lives of their fellow Americans and help people in serious medical need. Check out our volunteer stories to see what real volunteers have to say about being a part of a life-saving team. You can also share your own volunteer story.

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Whether you are interested in working at a local blood drive or in an office setting, we have a volunteer opportunity available for you. We require that all volunteers successfully complete a background check and our free training session. At the direction of your local volunteer coordinator, online new volunteer orientation may be available for registered volunteers not able to attend an in-person orientation course. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old. Review the available positions below to find a position that suites you and join the mission of the American Red Cross today.

Questions? Contact our Volunteer Office or call 1-800-498-9910

For volunteer opportunities related to Red Cross disaster relief operations or other community services, please visit redcross.org/volunteertime.

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As a Blood Drive Assistant you can help ensure that every blood donor has a rewarding experience so they will return to save another life. Greeting, educating and serving light refreshments to blood donors at local blood drives and donor centers makes a difference. Most blood drives occur Monday-Friday during regular business hours.
As a Cornerstone Volunteer you will serve in a leadership role of support of our mission of saving lives. You are welcome to participate in a variety of ways in supporting your local Volunteer Coordinator. Recruit, train, staff and/or mentor volunteers. Community outreach, represent the Red Cross at health and volunteer fairs. Sign up donors for...
Permanent Red Cross Donor Centers and regularly scheduled Community sites are available if you are looking for fixed locations and times in your area.
Seek and develop relationships with neighborhood businesses encouraging them to have their company adopt their local blood services donor center one day a month with volunteer staffing.