Volunteer Roles
Donor Clinic Volunteer

Volunteer at a donor clinic! When you volunteer at one of our donor clinics, you will be proud to be a part of a positive and fun community, committed to saving lives. Donor Clinic Volunteers may be asked to welcome and greet pack members, help donor companions to complete the pre-donation questionnaire, gently restrain canines during their blood donation, and provide plenty of treats and belly rubs.

Depending on your level of experience and education, other duties may be assigned.

Community Outreach and Events Support Volunteers

Awareness is our biggest challenge as an organization. As a Community Outreach Volunteer, you will work with the Canadian Animal Blood Bank to help raise awareness and funds to support the goals of the Canadian Animal Blood Bank. Volunteers may be asked to organize fundraising events, develop relationships within the community, and promote the work of CABB.

Is attending events more your thing? Events Support Volunteers are also needed for the planning, coordination, and support of Canadian Animal Blood Bank public events and fundraisers. This can include a variety of tasks, from brainstorming new event ideas, assisting with the organization and schedule of upcoming events, connecting with our community, and participating in events.

Donor Companions

We are looking for a few good dogs to join the pack! Committed donor companions help to register their furry heroes with the recommendation of their veterinarian. Your veterinarian will help to ensure your dog meets the CABB requirements to become a blood donor. We ask that you plan to bring your furry friend to donate every three months.

Board Member

CABB Board members provide oversight to ensure that the organization meets its mission and operates effectively and in the best interests of our stakeholders, members, clients, funders, employees, volunteers, and the community at large. The Board has an overall responsibility for strategic planning, finances, organizational operations, community relations, and human resources.


Along with contributing to your community, volunteer experience is a great way to stand out to employers. It shows that you are willing to help others by exhibiting teamwork skills and compassion. Many of the skills you develop as a volunteer may also be relevant to your current or future career.

The skills needed for volunteering are the abilities you have to effectively help others and support a great cause. CABB relies on its volunteers to be: committed, have good communication skills, compassion, a strong work ethic, be a community leader, demonstrate good time management skills, and contribute to the team.

When volunteering at Donor Clinics, you may be working directly with our canine friends. It is essential to let us know beforehand if you have trouble standing for long periods of time, are unable to lift 50lbs, have pet allergies, or faint at the sight of blood.

Volunteer FAQs

What do I do if I am late or unable to attend?

Volunteers must notify their Regional Unit Manager if they are unable to fulfill a commitment for any reason. Please provide as much notice as possible. If your Regional unit Manager can not be reached, please contact our Central Office.

Can I share my experience on Social Media?

Volunteers are encouraged to share their experiences with friends and family through the use of social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Youtube. Be sure to follow the CABB to show what it is like to be a pack member.

Is there a dress code?

As a volunteer, you are responsible for presenting a positive image to clients and the community as a representative of the CABB. You should dress appropriately for the conditions and performance of your duties.

For Donor Clinic Volunteers, please come prepared with black pants free of stains, rips, and holes. Closed-toe shoes are also required. Working with our canine donors often means collecting some free hair samples on your shirts and clothes. We find a t-shirt or scrub top works best in this scenario. Clothing imprinted with illustrations or messages that are insulting, demeaning, harassing, or offensive will not be accepted. Where possible, we will provide you with a protective lab coat to wear during your service.

I have a suggestion, who should I contact?

The Canadian Animal Blood Bank is founded on values such as professionalism, community, and compassion. CABB is committed to providing a safe, healthy, and respectful working community for our employees, volunteers, and clients. We value diversity in background, thoughts, and ideas and strive to embrace change and communication. Please contact your Regional Unit Manager or our team at the Central Office with any questions, comments, or concerns. Your feedback is invaluable as we continue to grow across Canada.

Central Office

Phone: 204-632-2586

Email: [email protected]

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