Volunteer with NYBC

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

NYBC volunteers 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!

We have diverse volunteer opportunities that fit any schedule. Learn more about some of our available volunteer positions and apply today!

Purpose: Meet and greet volunteer blood donors and monitor donor safety. Record accurate information to register donors using a simple computer program (training provided). Educate donors on the automated apheresis process of donating red cells or platelets. Convert donors to apheresis donation at blood drives or donor centers.

Activities: Greet donors. Maintain a professional, cheerful attitude while registering donors. Observe donors for adverse reactions following the donation process while serving refreshments necessary for the replacement of vital body fluids. Alert staff immediately if a reaction occurs. Maintain a pleasant and comfortable atmosphere for donors as they prepare to be released. Approach donors at blood drives and donor centers to explain the donation process, the benefits and differences of the various donation processes and type specific needs. Convert donors on the spot or make future appointments for donors.

Qualifications: A desire to help, excellent communication skills, ability to record accurate information and provide confident, pleasant direction to donors. Dependable, friendly, attentive, enjoy people, attention to detail and accuracy. Mobility needed to attend to donors. Must volunteer at 2 blood drives a month.

Purpose: Assist with clerical work in various NYBC departments.

Activities: Administrative volunteers perform a variety of tasks which may include any one of the following: filing, stuffing packets with educational materials, data entry, assisting with mailings. You may volunteer at our various offices in New York and New Jersey.

Qualifications: Detail-oriented and able to function well in a team environment. Computer skills helpful.

Purpose: Educate potential donors and community groups about the importance of donating blood.

Activities: Volunteer educators conduct presentations at schools and community groups. They can also conduct educational presentations on our mobile education vehicle.

Qualifications: A desire to help educate current and future blood donors. Excellent communication skills, comfortable speaking in front of large groups of people, attention to detail, dependable and friendly.

  • 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 be able to complete the tasks outlined in their volunteer assignment.
  • 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.

Contact Us

For additional information or questions, contact Volunteer Activities at 516.478.5164 or [email protected].