Welcome to the Mayo Clinic Volunteer Programs page. Volunteers play a key role in making a difference for Mayo Clinic patients and visitors. Mayo Clinic volunteers provide patients and visitors with hospitality, services and amenities that would otherwise not be available. Follow this page to stay up-to-date on information and happenings pertaining to Mayo Clinic Volunteer Programs, as well as information that may be valuable when fulfilling your volunteer shifts.
Looking for another way to give back this holiday season? If so, we are pleased to share that the blood donation pilot, which was a collaborative initiative for Mayo Clinic Volunteer Programs (MCVP) and Mayo Clinic Blood Donor Program, was declared a success. During the six-week pilot, which concluded on November 30, a total of 28 volunteers participated. Thank you to everyone who participated or shared interest in participating in the future.
Due to the success of the pilot, we are transitioning this into an ongoing volunteer service opportunity. MCVP volunteers will remain eligible to receive volunteer time when registering to donate whole blood, double red cells, blood platelets and plasma at Mayo Clinic Blood Donor Program. If deferred for any reason, you are still eligible to receive credit for your attempt to donate. This is a win-win-win situation – you receive volunteer service time (and feel good giving back directly to patients with your donation!), the Mayo Clinic Blood Donor Program receives your generous donation, and patients’ lives are saved.
Reasons to give
Every donation is valuable.
For frequently asked questions related to giving blood, more information is available online.
How to get involved
To receive volunteer time for your donation, please complete the MCVP blood donation form and have it signed by the Blood Donor Program staff. These forms are available at any of the campus volunteer offices, on this Mayo Clinic Connect page (on the Resources tab) and at the Mayo Clinic Blood Donor Center. At your convenience, return the signed form to any of the volunteer offices to have your time recorded.
If you would have any questions, please contact a Mayo Clinic Volunteer Programs staff member.