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About the organisation

DKMS

Every 20 minutes someone in the UK is diagnosed with a blood cancer such as leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma. For many of those affected, a blood stem cell donation from a matching donor represents their best, and sometimes only, chance of beating this devastating disease. Despite being treatable and potentially curable, blood cancer today remains the fourth leading cause of cancer deaths in the UK, and still claims the lives of more children in the UK than any other disease.

We launched in the UK in February 2013 with a key mission to increase the pool of lifesaving blood stem cell donors, as we believe that not one single person suffering with a blood cancer should die because they are unable to find a matching blood stem cell donor.

We are part of DKMS (The Foundation for Donating Life), a global family of organisations that started in Germany in 1991 around one family’s search for a donor. Dr. Peter Harf and Prof. Gerhard Ehninger founded DKMS in honour of Harf’s wife, Mechtild, who had sadly lost her battle with blood cancer. The worldwide search for donors still goes on today for every single person in need of a lifesaving blood stem cell donation.

DKMS has grown to become the world’s largest stem cell donor centre. Today over 7.5 million potential donors have registered and over 64,000 stem cell donations have taken place, to give all these people a second chance of life.

We work towards achieving our mission by raising awareness and empowering people to register, and to join our campaign by taking action in their communities, schools, Universities and companies; working with volunteers and organisations throughout the UK to inspire and register more people.

Application deadline: 

?Students Vs Blood Cancer?.

We are supporting Delete Blood Cancer UK (DBC UK) in the fight against Blood Cancer.

Why not Volunteer with DBC UK and become a Student Ambassador.

Meet friends and create a social event in University while being part of a great cause!

DBC UK are looking for Student Ambassadors within universities to recruit and lead volunteers, organise donor drives and spread the word!

Are you looking for an opportunity to save a life and make a genuine difference?

Do you want to gain experience in planning, advertising and running events’

Boost your CV with a certificate from an International Charity!

Role Aim: 

Run recruitment events on Campus.

To recruit as many potential blood stem cell donors to the UK register of the student demographic as possible.

Create awareness within the student community.

Duties: 

1. To recruit and manage a team of Donor Recruitment Events volunteers.

2. To take responsibility for your university meeting or exceeding donor recruitment events targets

3. To plan and deliver a number of donor recruitment events along with funding initiatives throughout the academic year.

4. To be in regular communication with the Delete Blood Cancer UK team, and other Donor Recruitment Coordinators nationwide.

5. A fortnightly half hour phone conversation or meeting to update Delete Blood Cancer UK on your progress.

6. To attend the initial Volunteer Induction Training and for annual refresher training thereafter.

Skills needed: 

Skills, experiences and qualities required

1. Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

2. Strong interpersonal and communications skills.

3. Excellent organisational and time management skills as well as working to tight deadlines.

4. Ability to use your own initiative, lead and motivate your team.

5. Knowledge and understanding of your university’s unique community.

6. Previous charity/events experience would be an advantage

Training: 

Comprehensive information booklets and sheets.

Information telephone call

Video Training on how to register potential blood stem cell donors.

Training on morning of event by Donor Recruitment manager.

Location: 
Our offices in Chiswick and UCL
Time commitment: 
3-5 hours per week
Opening times: 
N/A
Once you’ve registered interest in this volunteering role, we’ll send your name and UCL email address to the organisation for their records. You’ll also receive information about the next steps to take if you do wish to take things forward. The organisation has signed up to our code of standards, which includes a commitment to protecting your data. We won’t share your information with anyone unless you’ve given explicit consent to. We’ll also retain your details so we can follow up to see how you’re getting on with your volunteering and offer support if necessary. We take good care of your data – you can see full details here