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About the Position
Position: 2381 - 'In-Community' Volunteer
Organization: Canadian Blood Services
Position Address: Various Locations
Location: Mississauga, Brampton
Accessibility: Partially Accessible Workspace, Unknown, Fully Accessible Workplace
Ideal for: Individual, Group, Co-Op Placements, Older Adults
Description
*** Purpose:
- 'In-community' volunteers support Canadian Blood Services initiatives, participate in local events, promote community awareness regarding Canadian Blood Services projects and assist with donor recruitment.

*** How this role helps save lives:
- By providing information about Canadian Blood Services and opportunities to get involved, volunteers are able to raise awareness to community members, friends, and networks about the impact that Canadian Blood Services has on the lives of Canadians locally and nation-wide through blood donations and other programs.

PLEASE APPLY AT THE EARLIEST OPPORTUNITY ('In-community' is ongoing)

Goal
We need you! Canadian Blood Services is looking for volunteers to help with our 'In-Community' events in Mississauga and Brampton. This is your opportunity to help save lives by donating your time.

Our volunteers help to raise awareness and inform the public about the importance of blood donation. Commitment is flexible!

Gain knowledge about our blood system, learn new skills, meet new people, broaden your network, and expand horizons with Canadian Blood Services!

Benefits
> Satisfaction in knowing your efforts are helping save lives and improving the quality of life of those requiring blood and blood products
> Development of skills and experience (including communication skills, customer service and marketing, event organization, and increased knowledge of your community and its needs)
> Meet and interact with a variety of people (add to your 'network' and understanding of 'diversity and inclusiveness')
> Enjoy our recognition program which includes 'Years of Service' acknowledgement, attending regional events, plus National Volunteer Week (April 7-13, 2019)
> Secondary school students will be entitled to credit hours earned towards their '40 hour community service' graduation requirement

Position Qualifications
● Minimum age - 17
● Weekday and weekend availability, with the ability to be flexible in terms of scheduling
● Friendly and willing to engage with members of the public
● Commitment to volunteer as part of team, and independently
● Ability to adhere to our policies, practices, and procedures (orientation/training provided)
● Access to a car is an asset
Min Age: 17    Police Check: No

Time Commitment
Duration:Medium Term (4 - 6 months)
Start Date:2018-11-01
Monday Morning, Monday Afternoon, Monday Evening, Tuesday Morning, Tuesday Afternoon, Tuesday Evening, Wednesday Morning, Wednesday Afternoon, Wednesday Evening, Thursday Morning, Thursday Afternoon, Thursday Evening, Friday Morning, Friday Afternoon, Friday Evening, Saturday Morning, Saturday Afternoon, Saturday Evening, Sunday Morning, Sunday Afternoon, Sunday Evening, Anytime
Flexible schedule - sign up for shifts according to your availability.

On WEEKDAYS - Volunteering during business hours preferred.

Training
Canadian Blood Services' Volunteer Orientation consists of the following:

● Volunteer manual training
● Event Training
● Privacy Training
● Volunteer Program Policies and Procedures
● Diversity and inclusiveness training

Area(s) of Interest: Customer Service, Event Planning, Healthcare, Marketing/Promotion
How to Contact
Send an Email Message
Social Media
http://www.blood.ca
https://www.facebook.com/CanadasLifeline/
http://@CanadasLifeline
https://www.linkedin.com/company/canadian-blood-services
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