At Greater Manchester Blood Bikes, we are all proud to be operating this vital service as volunteers.

Thank you for considering becoming a volunteer for our charity.

If you have some spare time to cover one or more of the roles within the charity then we look forward to hearing from you.

Below is a brief description of each role within the charity.

Please click the button below to see the current vacancies.


Drivers make collections and deliveries on behalf of our customers. 

Drivers are allocated a liveried fleet car during your shift time.

The demand on drivers increases when the motorcycles are grounded due to adverse weather or where there is a large delivery.

Our insurers mandate the following requirements:

• You must be over 25 years of age;

• You must have been driving for more than 3 years with at least 12 months motorway driving;

• You have no more than 6 points on your driving licence with no additional outstanding issues

• We will undertake a driving licence check before training can commence

Duty Controllers

Responsible for responding to calls from our customers and allocating resources where available.

The role can also include arranging relay runs with other blood bike groups or pre-planning jobs for future requirements.

The duty controller also monitors the progress of drivers and riders, ensuring they are safe and the delivery is completed as required.

The duty controller also ensures the on-call trustee is  kept up to date in the event of service delivery issues for example.

Local geographical knowledge is an advantage but not essential.

The role requires you to have a device with internet access and a phone, but you can be based anywhere for this role.


Our fundraisers and presenters share the story of our charity and directly engage with the communities we serve, with a view to securing charity donations which enable us to deliver as a charity.

As we are entirely funded by donations and sponsorship, we regularly require volunteers to attend events for this purpose.

Additionally for those volunteers that are comfortable with public speaking, we also require volunteers to deliver our charity presentation to a range of local groups and organisations.

The roles can involve handling cash and card payments in line with our processes and procedures.

You should be comfortable with a role that requires engagement with members of the public and be willing to learn about the charity, so you can speak with members of the public confidently. 


Riders make collections and deliveries on behalf of our customers.

Riders are allocated a liveried fleet motorcycle during your shift time.

Our insurers mandate the following requirements:

You have no more than 6 points on your driving licence with no additional outstanding issues 

• You must have been riding for more than 3 years with at least 12 months motorway riding

• You must hold an Advanced Riding Certificate (IAM / RoSPA / Emergency Service) or undertake a test with our approved Riding School Partner.

• We will require copies of your driving licence and advanced riding certificate (not card) before training can commence.

When the motorcycles are ‘grounded’ due adverse weather conditions, we ask that riders switch to one of our cars if no volunteers are available already for the cars. 

Support Roles

These roles are evolving as we grow, but may include providing charity support with internal and external communications, volunteer recruitment, safety and security for example.

These roles may require access to a computer and a phone.

Each role will be different and when available, details will be provided on our vacancy page.

We ask all volunteers to undertake some form of charity work within a 3 month period, this will ensure you remain compliant with our operational requirements.

If we have no contact or  you have not undertaken active voluntary work for 3 months or longer then you may be automatically be removed from our system and your membership will be cancelled.


All volunteers must have a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) basic check dated within the last 12 months BEFORE progressing through the application process.

We will refund this cost once your application is successful and you have undertaken voluntary work each month for six months.

More information will be made available as part of the application process.

If you wish to be apply to join us please email the team at:

Please note we are all volunteers, and there may be a slight delay in responding to your message.

 Please do not send repeat emails, as this causes additonal workload for the team.