Volunteer with MBC

Volunteers play a crucial role in helping Memorial Blood Centers (MBC) save lives each and every day. MBC volunteers provide care, attention, and assistance to the many dedicated blood donors who roll up their sleeves to give the gift of life. 

MBC volunteer opportunities serve to educate and encourage the public to donate at schools, businesses and community organizations. High school and college volunteers can receive community service hours by hosting and volunteering at blood drives. Training is provided for all volunteer opportunities.

You’ll volunteer in a supportive, friendly environment, meet new people, and attend an annual recognition event to thank you for your hard work!

Want to learn more?  Check out the following links and apply today!

Ongoing volunteer opportunities

Bring your organizational skills to our headquarters in St. Paul and help keep our operations running smoothly. Use skills you have already developed and learn new ones, too. Lend a hand supporting our blood drive efforts and donor recruitment, help us out with staff training and education, or work on special projects within various departments. Familiarity with basic office equipment, attention to detail, and computer literacy a plus.

When: 3 – 4 hour shifts, weekdays
Where: 737 Pelham Blvd, St. Paul

Every mile you drive brings you closer to saving lives. Take charge of delivering life-saving blood supplies to area hospitals throughout the Metro or Northland areas. With a good driving record and valid driver’s license, you will help ensure that our community hospital partners have the blood they need—when patients need it most.

When: Flexible shceduling available most days 
Where: 737 Pelham Blvd., St. Paul

When: Times vary
Where: 5115 Burning Tree Road, Duluth

Determine the blood types of interested individuals at health fairs and community events. Help recruit potential blood donors and educate participants on how to maximize their blood donation. 

Times and locations vary based on event.

Share our message of saving and sustaining lives through blood donation with the community. Promote the humanitarian work we do, the critical need for blood donors, and the rewards that come from joining in our work as a valued volunteer, a blood donor, a blood drive sponsor, or a financial contributor. Share our story and yours either as a public speaker or by working with young adults in groups big and small – you may find opportunities to speak to business, professional, community, and school groups. Or be a table host or blood typing assistant at a variety of events held throughout the year, across the Metro and Northland regions.

Times and locations vary.

Travel to blood drives throughout the community and help ensure the safety and comfort of blood donors once they have made their donations. You will play an important role in the blood donation process: encouraging donors to take a few minutes to relax while enjoying a snack and beverage, staying alert to any post-donation reactions donors may experience, and notifying the medical staff if necessary. Your friendly assistance will be welcomed as you visit with blood donors and thank them for their life-saving contributions.

When: 3 – 4 hour shifts, scheduled monthly
Where: Locations vary

When first impressions last forever, you can help ensure that Memorial Blood Centers continues to deliver the best possible donor experience. Right from the start, you’ll play an essential role in greeting donors, explaining the donation process, and offering a welcoming smile. Put your outgoing and flexible personality to work welcoming friends, neighbors, and others from the community at one of our 10 Donor Centers throughout the Metro and Northland areas.

Times and locations vary.

Assist the Memorial Blood Centers Donor Recruitment Department and individual Donor Recruiters in communicating with Blood Drive Sponsors and Blood Donors. Use Microsoft Office skills as well as learn new computer software applications in helping to facilitate successful blood drives in the community. Training provided.

When: Weekdays – Flexible
Where: 5115 Burning Tree Road, Duluth

Engage the community—from young adults to experienced donors of all ages—and have fun in costume playing the role of ABO Joe, the official mascot of Memorial Blood Centers.

Appear at health fairs, high school and community-sponsored blood drives, and various other special events. Training provided. Must be at least 5’ 4” tall.

Times and locations vary.