“It is not every day you get to witness an immensely selfless act in the making…volunteering gives me the opportunity to share in their rewarding experience and give back the same compassion they show for patients in need.”

— Daniel Rossi, SBC Mobile Volunteer

At Stanford Blood Center, volunteers have the unique opportunity to work directly with our donors as they help save lives through blood donation. Volunteers at Stanford Blood Center are giving back to their own communities. They interact directly with our donors and medical personnel.  All of our volunteer positions support our mission to provide blood products to patients in need.

Volunteers assist with a variety of positions within the agency, at our centers in Menlo Park, Palo Alto and Mountain View, as well as at our various mobiles held at businesses, schools and community organizations throughout the Bay Area.

Opportunities Include:

Post-donation Canteen Host: If you enjoy talking with many different kinds of people, the canteen is the place for you. You’ll monitor donors for infrequent medical reactions, while serving snacks and ensuring they drink plenty of fluids. Canteen volunteers can help at all three centers and at mobile drives throughout the Bay Area.

Administrative Positions: If you prefer to be behind-the-scenes, there are opportunities in various departments. Help with making phone calls, putting together information packets, filing and clerical work, and occasionally helping out at special events like the Precious Mettle Breakfast for Milestone Donors or community outreach events like Summer Scamper.

How to Volunteer with SBC

All of our volunteer opportunities include free orientation and training. Minimum age for volunteering is 16.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please complete the volunteer application. You may scan and email the completed application to SBC Volunteer services at SBC-Volunteers@stanford edu or mail it to 3373 Hillview Ave, Palo Alto 94304, attention Volunteer Services.

For more information, please contact
Stanford Blood Center Volunteer Services at:

SBC-Volunteers@stanford.edu or (650) 723-6795