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Volunteer With Us

Our volunteer team includes organ recipients, donor family members and living donors.
The volunteer program

About our program

Throughout the year, BC Transplant attends community events, organ donor drives, races, walks, church groups, schools and workplaces across the province to raise awareness and register organ donors.

We have volunteer opportunities during National Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week (NOTDAW), our annual Operation Popcorn campaign and Nurses Week deliveries to transplant wards and clinics. 

We also have a strong Speaker Program through which transplant recipients, living donors and donor families share their stories to help raise awareness for organ donation.

Our volunteers are champions in their communities, organizing registration drives and raising awareness. BC Transplant provides mini-Campaign Kits, ensuring volunteers have supplies and support to help make a successful event.

Program goals

Through our volunteer program, we aim to: 

  • Increase the number of British Columbians who have registered their decision about organ donation
  • Raise awareness and support for organ donation and transplant across the province

Questions?

For more information, contact our Volunteer Coordinator at 604.877.2240 or toll free 1.800.663.6189.

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Volunteer requirements

To become a volunteer, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. Be one-year post-transplant or donation
  2. Have a connection to transplant (e.g. recipient, living donor, or donor family member) 
  3. Commit to volunteering for three events a year
  4. Attend a training session

Application process

  1. Submit the online application below, along with two references (not family or friends)
  2. If successful, our Volunteer Coordinator will schedule an in-person/phone interview 
If you are successful, we will:
  • Invite you to attend a training session in the office or online
  • Schedule a training shift at a booth with a senior volunteer
  • When your training is complete, you can get started!

Application form

BC Transplant is authorized to collect personal information under the authority of section 26(c) of BC's Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Any questions regarding the collection of the information can be directed to BC Transplant's head office or by phone at 604.877.2240.
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The BCT volunteer team attends community events, organ donor drives, races, walks, church groups, schools and workplaces – raising awareness and registering organ donors.

Our volunteers are also champions in their communities, organizing registration drives with a booth, posters, and registration forms – ready to sign people up! BC Transplant provides mini-Campaign Kits, ensuring volunteers have all the supplies and support needed to help make a successful event.

It is our hope with our Volunteer Program to promote organ donor awareness throughout the province with an emphasis on sharing the stories of organ recipients and donor family members. 

Volunteer program goals

  • Increase the amount of people registered in BC
  • Provide more information about organ donation and transplant in communities across BC
  • Share stories of recipients, donor families and living donors

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