Volunteering with Versiti

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Why Volunteer with Versiti?

 

The heart of our organization, Versiti volunteers bring new and unique levels of expertise to our donors and staff in the communities we serve. Though our volunteers are a diverse group of individuals, they share a personal commitment to giving back to their community. Their gifts of time and talent make our lifesaving mission possible.

As a volunteer, you play a major role in helping to achieve our mission of saving lives and maintaining our organization’s commitment to excellent customer service. Every volunteer opportunity is important, and every volunteer contributes in a special way. We make every effort to place you in an area where your abilities and creative talents shine.

All volunteer applicants are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Please be prepared to provide proof of vaccination.

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Illinois
Indiana
Michigan
Ohio
Wisconsin
Versiti Organ and Tissue
Available in Wisconsin Only

Volunteer Benefits

Without the contributions, enthusiasm and dedicated of Versiti’s volunteer team, it would be impossible for us to provide blood, blood products and the gift of life to patients in the communities we serve. Versiti volunteers experience a number of rewards, including:

  • Working with an established, well-respected organization that helps save lives
  • Using your skills and talents to bring meaning to the lives of others
  • Working with highly trained and educated medical professionals
  • Advancing patient care
  • Recognition for your contributions at an annual volunteer appreciation event
 

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer delivery drivers ensure timely transportation of urgent blood and blood products to local hospitals.

Available in: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin.

Donor center volunteers welcome blood donors and begin paperwork prior to the blood donation process. Donor center greeters and café volunteers monitor donors for post-donation reactions while serving refreshments and delivering on our promise of the Versiti Way of Serving.

Available in: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin.

Blood drive volunteers welcome blood donors at community blood drives and begin paperwork prior to the blood donation process. They monitor donors for post-donation reactions while serving refreshments. Café-only volunteers monitor for post-donation reactions.

Available in: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin.

Versiti Organ and Tissue volunteers raise awareness of the need for organ, tissue and eye donors; educate the public on the positive impact organ, tissue and eye donation has in Wisconsin communities; and help people sign up on the Wisconsin Donor Registry. Volunteers support Versiti Organ and Tissue in several ways:

  • Outreach/registration table staff
  • Driver’s ed. presenter
  • Office and project support
  • Public speaking
  • Threads of Compassion knitting group
  • Dottie Donor Dot mascot and guide
  • Special events

Available in: Wisconsin

FAQ's About Volunteering with Versiti

As an organization, we do not accept volunteers with court-ordered community service.

No. All volunteers drive Versiti vehicles. Drivers are needed seven days a week, schedules may vary by location.

We ask that you be willing to volunteer at least four hours per month, with a six-month commitment.

Upon receipt of your application, Versiti staff will conduct a standard criminal background check. Afterward, a member of the Volunteer Services Department will contact you with next steps.

A general introduction/orientation is required. Volunteers receive training appropriate to their roles.

Versiti has volunteer teams throughout Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin.

Anyone who:
  • Is 17+ (21+ for volunteer drivers)
  • Successfully passes a criminal background check
  • Has exceptional customer service skills
  • Works well on a team
  • Is mature and reliable

Other Ways to Get involved

 
Whole Blood Donation
Volunteer to donate blood at a blood donation center near you. Find out how often you can donate blood and make an appointment to donate today.
 
Host A Blood Drive
Blood drive organizations save lives. Learn how to host a blood drive in your community with Versiti.
 
Financial Giving
Versiti Blood Research Institute Foundation accepts financial and philanthropic gifts from donors, which helps to propel lifesaving research.
 
Become an Organ and Tissue Donor
Learn more about how to sign up as an organ, tissue and eye donor and how organ donation saves and enhances lives in our communities.
 

Versiti Partnerships

Versiti community partners and sponsors include amateur and professional sports teams, restaurants, entertainment venues, nonprofits, and more.

 
Share Your Story
Versiti invites you to share your story and photo to help encourage more people to give back. You may even be featured throughout the year on our social media.
 
About Us
Versiti is a world-class blood health organization with locations across the Midwest. It facilitates blood donation, research and diagnostic testing.
 
Versiti Blood Research Institute
Versiti Blood Research Institute investigators study blood disorders like hemophilia, blood cancers like leukemia, and other blood diseases.
 
Ways to Give
You can support Versiti’s mission in several ways, including donating blood, hosting a blood drive, joining the organ and tissue donor registry, and more.