FAQs

Q: What does it take to get started?

A: Search our available volunteer opportunities to find a role that appeals to you.  Depending upon the role you choose, simply click the “Express Interest” or  “Sign Up” button.  You will be prompted to create an account if you have not previously volunteered with Be The Match.  

Q: Do you have one-time volunteer roles?

A: Yes.  Be The Match Walk+Run events and Community Engagement Drives require only a few hours on a single day.  Search here for volunteer opportunities near you. 

Q: What is the age limit for volunteering? Are there opportunities for those under 18?

A: Most volunteer opportunities with Be The Match require individuals to be age 18 or older. However, opportunities exist for younger people, especially if they are accompanied by an adult. Teenagers often help at our Be The Match Walk+Run events, and there may be tasks younger people can assist with at local registry member drives.

Q: Do you have virtual volunteer opportunities?

A: Yes, a few volunteer opportunities can be done virtually. For example, volunteers who spread the word about Be The Match via social media work online, and those who advocate for our organization by contacting legislative representatives can compose letters and make phone calls from home.

Q: Do you have service internships?

A: Yes, many departments within Be The Match offer service internships to students affiliated with an institution of higher learning.  Click the link to learn more about available internship opportunities.

Q: Do you provide training for volunteer jobs?

A: Yes, Be The Match provides the training you need to feel confident and comfortable in your role.

Q: Are background checks required for volunteer roles?

A: If a volunteer would have access to patient information or other private data protected by law, a background check is required. For one-time event assistance, there is often no background check required.