Blood Bank of Delmarva


To invest your time and volunteer at BBD:

1. Complete and submit the online application form:
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2. Proof of the Covid vaccine is required for all BBD staff and volunteers (not blood donors)

3. Follow instructions emailed to you after submitting application (look in junk/spam folder) 

4. AFTER submitting application (#1 above), you will:

I look forward to meeting you in person or via phone!

Angela Williamson, CVA, Volunteer & Community Relations Specialist
Blood Bank of Delmarva 100 Hygeia Drive, Newark, DE 19713
302-737-8405     awilliamson@bbd.org 

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General Interests

Community Outreach Ambassador (age 18+)

Community Outreach Ambassador (age 18+)

Enjoy people? Want to interact and share what BBD does with people in the community? You’ll attend community events with information and training provided to share the needs and mission of BBD! Fun way to be with people and help BBD in saving lives. Training online and in person. Scheduled in advance variable upon community event dates

Donor Refreshment/Canteen Center and/or Mobile (age 18+)

Donor Refreshment/Canteen Center and/or Mobile (age 18+)

Enjoy people and staying active?  Care for donors post-donation, chat with donors, serve snacks and drinks, and help donor feel cared for and appreciated.  Active role, interact with people, restock, and sanitize tables.  Training online and in person.  Center schedules set and sign up with lead volunteer guidance, mobile drive schedules posted a month in advance first come first serve.

Greeter (age 15+)

Greeter (age 15+)

Say hello to donors on way in, and thank on their way out of the blood center.  Sanitize tablets, laminated reading material, and chairs, counter, etc. in registration area. Interact with donors, staff, and volunteers.  Schedule sign up first come first serve after completion of application and training.   

Donor Care and Staff Support (age 18+)

Donor Care and Staff Support (age 18+)

Want to be on the donation floor? Interact with donors and staff? Make the donation process better for both donor and staff? In this role you restock supplies staff need for donation process, hand out items donors need, and interact with donors so they feel seen and have someone there supporting them.  Schedule sign up first come first serve after completion of application and training.   

Fundraising (age 18+ (maybe younger))

Fundraising (age 18+ (maybe younger))

Have experience in fundraising, enjoy data input, thank you letter preparation, or anything related to raising funds?  We look forward to hearing what skills and experience you have to share!

Maintenance (age 16+)

Maintenance (age 16+)

Are you handy, mechanically gifted, enjoy working with your hands, like fix it projects, painting etc.?  We look forward to hearing what skills and talents you would like to share. BBD has a variety of projects for individuals and sometimes groups. 

Mascot and/or Mascot Escort (age 18+)

Mascot and/or Mascot Escort (age 18+)

Have you secretly wondered what it is like to be a mascot? Interested in being someone (something) else? Have high energy and like to make people smile?  You may not want to be IN the suit, but like people and can be the mascot guide and voice interacting with people. We need both roles.  Join the BBD Mascot team! 

Mobile Blood Processor (age 18+)

Mobile Blood Processor (age 18+)

Do you enjoy details, putting things in proper order, and tracking what is where?  Looking for someone who is ok handling the tubes and bags of blood and putting it coolers of ice for transport.  You help staff be able to focus on donors and not packing up the coolers. Training online and in person. Mobile drive schedules posted a month in advance first come first serve.

Office Admin, Phone, and Related tasks (age 15+)

Office Admin, Phone, and Related tasks (age 15+)

Are you an indoor office organizing type person?  BBD has different types of roles: data entry, phone calls, letter mailing preparation, copying, scanning, shredding, and variety of other office computer related tasks.  Let us know your skill set and experience! 

Photo and/or Video (age 15+)

Photo and/or Video (age 15+)

Love to be behind the lens?  Enjoy taking photos or shooting video?  Maybe editing video? Creating short videos?  Let us know what you love to do in this area.

Donor Rebooking (age 18+)

Donor Rebooking (age 18+) (Only Dover at this time)

Are you comfortable with computer use and talking with people? We look forward to having you interact with donors to set up their next appointment while they have snacks and drinks.  Training online and in person.  Schedule available first come first serve. 

Fundraising

Fundraising

Have experience in fundraising, enjoy data input, thank you letter preparation, or anything related to raising funds?  We look forward to hearing what skills and experience you have to share!

Activity Shifts Start End
Online fundraising page/project 1

Meetings/Training/Tours/Events

Activity Shifts Start End
New Volunteer Online Meeting with Angela Volunteer Specialist 36 10/6/2022 12/22/2022

Mission Statement

Mission Statement: Blood Bank of Delmarva’s mission is to serve our community by meeting the needs of patients, hospitals, and donors for safe, high quality blood products and related services. 

Purpose: We at the Blood Bank of Delmarva achieve our “Why” – Inspiring Heroes, Infusing Hope, and our “How” – Acting as the Stewards of Donor Intent by living a culture that focuses on the following core values:

SERVICE –We exist to serve others with compassion and professionalism and to make a positive impact in our community.

TEAMWORK - We recognize that communication is central to all we do each and every day. We break down walls and work together to reach our goals. We celebrate and show appreciation for each other’s contributions. We seek out ways to support one another.

ACCOUNTABILITY-  We are motivated to act without hesitation when something needs to be done. We are proactive rather than reactive. We take ownership of our mistakes and work to correct them quickly. We follow through on commitments made.

RESPECT- We treat others the way we want to be treated. We have compassion in all interactions.  We appreciate all individual differences without judgment.

INTEGRITY -  We are honest, transparent and trustworthy. We do what is right even when no one is watching. We lead by example, always demonstrating the behaviors we want to see in others.

QUALITY -  We adapt to change and take action based on facts. We constantly learn, develop our knowledge and skills and look for ways to improve. We take pride in all we do and uphold the highest standards of safety and excellence.

Population Served - 1.5 million people in Delaware; Cecil County, Maryland; and on Maryland and Virginia’s Eastern Shore

Donor Centers:

  • Newark, DE
  • Dagsboro, DE
  • Dover, DE
  • Salisbury, MD
  • Concord/Chadds Ford, PA

Mobile Sites - Multiple convenient mobile donor sites located throughout Delmarva. Please call 1-888-8-BLOOD-8 for an appointment or make an appointment online.

Facilities Served -We currently serve 19 facilities in the Delmarva region.

Established in 1954