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Volunteer with Us

The Connecticut Blood Center welcomes volunteers from all walks of life, and no experience is necessary.

The Connecticut Blood Center is a wonderful place to volunteer because we provide a flexible way for you to learn new skills, meet new people and support your community. You also become part of our mission to help save lives in Connecticut and beyond.

For all positions, a short but thorough application and training process gets you started. With a wide variety of locations and duties, we can match your skills and geographic requirements with an opportunity that meets your needs. Blood Center volunteers also set their own schedule by selecting duties and times that are convenient for them each month.

Please note company policy does not allow for court mandated community service volunteers.

Apply to Join our Volunteer Team

Questions? Call our Volunteer Coordinator, Jennifer St. Peter, today at (401) 248-5773 or via email at jennifer.stpeter2@ribc.org.

Some of the volunteer positions available:

Greeting and Refreshments at Mobile Drives

Volunteers at mobile drives can choose from two vital roles: Offering refreshments or performing the important task of welcoming and directing donors through the giving process. Both allow you to meet a variety of people that want to support the community by donating blood.


The Connecticut Blood Center needs regular blood donation pick-ups and delivery every day. Volunteer drivers use their own vehicles to transport boxed blood products from this location to our sister center in Providence for processing and testing. Drivers are compensated for their mileage based on IRS standards. Because blood products will spoil if not processed quickly, volunteer drivers play a very important role in ensuring their safe deliverly to the lab. 

Volunteer Requirements

Interested in becoming a volunteer with Connecticut Blood Center? Then you have come to the right place! We have diverse volunteer opportunities that fit any schedule. Check out the requirements below:

  • Volunteer candidates must be at least 16 years old.
  • Company policy does not allow for court mandated community service volunteers.
  • Volunteers cannot perform technical or clinical duties such as drawing, testing, or processing blood.
  • All volunteer candidates must attend a volunteer orientation/training class.
  • All volunteer candidates must successfully pass a pre-paid background screening.
  • All volunteer candidates must provide proof of vaccination for COVID-19.
  • All volunteer candidates must be able to complete the tasks outlined in their volunteer assignments.
  • Volunteers must be able to provide their own transportation to and from their assignments.

Volunteers must have a positive attitude, be reliable, and have a desire to provide excellent customer service to donors, staff, and fellow volunteers.