Volunteering with Pet Blood Bank
As a Pet Blood Bank volunteer, you will play a vital role in helping to save the lives of pets. Volunteers are a crucial part of our team and really make a difference in what we do. If you can spare some of your valuable time to support our work, we would love to hear from you. We have a range of opportunities so we hope you will find something that inspires you.
Volunteer at our donation sessions
Our donation sessions are busy days and an extra pair of hands makes a huge difference. You will help ensure the session is a great experience for all our donors and their owners. This involves helping us to set up for the session, meeting and greeting our lifesavers, and taking their photos for our Facebook page. The best part, though, is giving out plenty of hugs and treats to the donors and having a friendly chat with their owners.
Our donation sessions run on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and at weekends. Ideally, we need people who can commit to helping for the full session, generally around 7.5 hours. We visit each venue every 2-3 months, but you are welcome to volunteer more often at different sessions if there are several venues in your area.
We are particularly looking for new people for the following locations:
- Canterbury - Barton Vets
- Richmond - Swale Vets
- Bradbury - Wear Referrals
Before registering, visit our session locator to check if there is a donation session running in your area.
Volunteering at our Loughborough office and distribution centre
Our base in Loughborough is where all the organisation takes place for our sessions, and where the blood is processed and stored. Volunteer support in our office really contributes to the smooth running of the charity. Roles here include tasks like helping with administrative duties and preparing materials and boxes for orders. These are vital roles that support the collection and dispatch of our lifesaving blood to vets.
Our office is open 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday so volunteering can be flexible within these hours.
Volunteering at events
We are very lucky to be asked to attend lots of local events, such as dog shows and fairs. However, as we are such a small team, we are often unable to go along. Having volunteers who are happy to attend events like this on our behalf means we can say yes to more of these wonderful opportunities. These events usually take place at weekends and could be anything from a few hours to a full day. We will provide you with everything you need for the stall and give you some training on attending events, so you just need to go along and spread the word. If an event comes up in your local area, we will contact you to see if you can go along and provide you with all the information you need.
Help us spread the word
An easy way to get involved is to simply help us spread the word among your friends, family, and community. We always need more owners to bring their pets to donate. If you know anyone with a pet that might make a good donor, please let them know about us. We can also send you some leaflets to give out to people, businesses, and organisations in your area. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to request some leaflets. This really does make a big difference and helps us to reach even more people.