Being a volunteer “Driver for Life” is a great opportunity for someone who likes to get a little exercise, meet new people and visit new places. All while providing a valuable service to the organization and community. What I like most is the online schedule where you can see when and where help is needed, and volunteer for specific shifts up to a month in advance. The Volunteer Department is very well run and they welcome comments from volunteers to continuously improve the experience.
I have been a volunteer "Driver for Life" since the day I retired over seven years ago. Having been a 100 pint blood donor, I decided to devote volunteer time to the CBC, and have enjoyed every minute of it. The staff is always helpful and appreciative, the Volunteer Manager is a professional, and I've promoted the blood donation and volunteer program to many friends. The volunteer program is seen as an integral part of the success of the CBC.
Having retired from an administrative assistant position, I enjoy volunteering at the Community Blood Center as an office assistant. The work I do indirectly contributes to the Center’s mission, while other volunteer opportunities (driving to pick up and deliver blood products, assisting donors after they give blood by monitoring them and providing snacks and drinks, etc.) provide more direct ways to save lives. The volunteers and staff are pleasant and fun to be around but also conscientious about their work. The staff are very appreciative of the contributions made by volunteers. We are often invited to participate in pot luck lunches and similar events.
This is a most worthwhile volunteer opportunity. One can deliver blood to area hospitals and thus plays a part in absolutely helping someone in need. The entire staff at the Community Blood Center is most appreciative of volunteers knowing everyone is spending their own time. There are different ways to help and the volunteer coordinators do an excellent job making everyone feel welcome. Being a volunteer here is a very good thing.