Volunteer FAQ

How do I become a volunteer for BioBridge Global and its subsidiaries?

The first step is to fill out a volunteer application and set up an interview appointment with Volunteer Services to discuss how different opportunities match up with an applicant’s interests, skills and time availability.

What can I do as a volunteer?

Volunteers assist BioBridge Global and its subsidiaries in many ways, all of which help the organization to meet the needs of patients served in 43 South Texas counties. There are many great opportunities available to include, but not limited to, promoting and supporting mobile blood drives, being present to donors before and after the donation process at these mobile blood drives, advocating for the Be the Match (marrow donation program), providing office support and helping with special projects as needed.

Is there an age requirement?

Yes. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old. Volunteers under 18 years of age need parent/guardian consent. Occasionally, there may be opportunities for children under 16 years of age who are accompanied by an adult.

Who can volunteer?

Volunteers Services strives to develop, promote, encourage and facilitate meaningful volunteer experiences for individuals, groups, retired persons, professionals and students (internship and externship opportunities may be possible).

Do I need to provide my own transportation?

Yes. Volunteers need to provide their own transportation.

Is training provided?

Yes. Training includes a general orientation to the organization, plus additional training specific to the type of volunteer opportunity an individual or group is matched with.

Do I have to donate blood to be a volunteer?

While BioBridge Global encourages everyone to donate blood, we understand that some cannot do so. You can still make a difference in the lives of others by donating your valuable time and talents. 

What are the benefits of volunteering?

The primary benefit of volunteering with BioBridge Global and its subsidiaries is realizing that you are making a difference in the lives of others. In addition, it’s a great way to meet people, feel involved, use current skills in a productive way, explore new areas of interest, give back to the community and have fun.

Who is my contact at the BioBridge Global?

Volunteers report to our Human Resources team. They can be contacted at 210-757-9557 or email here. When assigned to different departments and/or events, volunteers report to the person-in-charge of that particular department or event.