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Volunteers are essential to our life-saving mission. Volunteers play a vital role in maintaining the blood supply for the community. From assisting donors to helping with administrative tasks behind the scenes, volunteers perform a wide range of important roles for Miller-Keystone Blood Center. Make new friends, learn new skills, explore career choices and save lives.


POSITION:
Donor Aide – Bethlehem/Allentown sites

SCHEDULE:
Shifts at the Donor Centers are varied each day, with most shifts being three to four hours in length. Some people prefer to have a regular weekly/monthly shift while others prefer to be on call.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Donor Aide at our Donor Centers will:
• Chat with donors to make the donation time a pleasant experience
• Handle tubes of blood collected from donors seal blood packs
• Deliver blood units to the transport area
• Alert and assist the collections staff in case of donor reaction
• Provide cold drinks and snacks to donors

TRAINING:
Orientation and training provided by staff.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Must be a minimum of fourteen (14) years old and willing to complete the required orientation and training.

POSITION:
Donor Aide – Blood Drives

SCHEDULE:
Start times will vary according to the mobile destination site and the length of the Blood Drive. Blood Drives usually vary in length from four to eight hours.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Bloodmobile donor aids:
• Chat with donors to make the donation time a pleasant experience
• Handle tubes of blood collected from donors
• Deliver blood units to the transport area
• Alert and assist the collections staff in case of donor reaction
• Provide cold drinks and snacks to donors

TRAINING:
Orientation and training provided by staff.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Must be a minimum of fourteen (14) years old and willing to complete the required orientation and training.


POSITION:
Office Support

ACCOUNTABLE TO:
Volunteer Staff

SCHEDULE:
Two to four-hour shifts. Times are flexible during the work week.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
The office support volunteers:
• prepare mailings for Blood Center.
• assist with copying
• other duties as requested

TRAINING:
Orientation and training provided by staff.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Must be a minimum of eighteen (18) years old and willing to complete the required training.

POSITION:
Canteen Attendant – Fixed Sites & Blood Drives

SCHEDULE:
Shifts at the Donor Centers are varied each day with most shifts being three to four hours in length. Some people prefer to have a regular weekly/monthly shift while others prefer to be on call.  Blood Drives have variable times and locations.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Blood Center requests that each donor remain on the premises for a minimum of fifteen (15) minutes after donation to receive refreshments and to ensure they feel fine.

The canteen attendant will be expected to:
• create a pleasant, informal atmosphere for the donor
• offer the donor a variety of snacks and beverages
• watch the donor for post-donation reactions and alert staff of any difficulties

TRAINING:
Orientation and training provided by staff.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Must be a minimum of eighteen (18) years old and willing to complete the required orientation and training.
* Fourteen (14) to eighteen (18) year olds may volunteer in the Canteen if there is an adult volunteer with them.

 


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