In-Community: Public Awareness Volunteer

(Canadian Blood Services, Burlington - Power Centre, Blood Donor Clinics)

Position ID: V-HVC0759 Last Full Update: 30 Jan 2019
Opportunity Details
CommentsIn-community volunteers support Canadian Blood Services initiatives, participate in local events, promote community awareness regarding Canadian Blood Services projects and assist with donor recruitment.
ContactMattea Duprey, Coordinator, Volunteer Resources, Canadian Blood Services; Phone: 416-313-4439; Email:
Duties• Assist with set-up and tear-down of the promotional booth and other equipment (if applicable) 
• Provide courteous and responsive service to prospective donors 
• Provide information about Canadian Blood Services programs and initiatives 
• Assist with management of participant records and event documentation 
• Deliver professional presentations on behalf of Canadian Blood Services about programs (including stem cell registry, as appropriate), the importance of blood donation and the need to recruit new blood donors for Canada’s blood system 
• Complete all required forms on time and bring forward requests for additional information and post-presentation feedback to Volunteer Resources
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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 
• Meet and interact with a variety of people 
• Recognition program which includes Years of Service recognition, attending regional events, National Volunteer Week.
ClientsGeneral Public, potential blood donors
Ages17 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDYes
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Highschool students ; Post-secondary students ; Newcomers / English as a second language ; Families
Areas of InterestCommunity / Neighbourhood Volunteering ; Community Outreach ; Event Coordination & Support ; Group / Family Volunteering ; Health Care ; Marketing & Promotions ; Office Administration
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Customer Service ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Marketing & PR ; Public Speaking ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; • Ability to pay attention to details  
• Excellent communication skills  
• Able to work independently as well as in a team environment  
• Sensitive and respectful of the dignity of all people  
• Able to relate to different personalities and age groups in a variety of situations  
• Able to observe and react appropriately to adverse situations  
• Professional in manner and appearance  
• Reliable and punctual
Commitment LengthMedium Term (4 months to 1 year) - minimum 6 months
Dates and TimesMonday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Tuesday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Wednesday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Thursday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Friday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Saturday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Sunday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Day time availability an asset.
SeasonsYear Round
Number of PositionsActon ; Burlington ; Georgetown ; Oakville 
5 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingTraining is provided ; Training on the job
Additional RequirementsPlease visit and fill out an application form on-line!
Start DateOn or after 01 Feb 2019
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Organization NameCanadian Blood Services, Burlington - Power Centre, Blood Donor Clinics
Office PhoneToll Free 1-888-236-6283
Address & Map
Power Centre
1250 Brant St
Burlington, ON L7P 1X8
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