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On 17 November, eight UCL volunteers helped the charity host its Endometriosis Research Now Conference at Westminster University. I immersed myself in the joyful and bustling atmosphere of the conference to follow the volunteers.

While I saw them working, it first came to my mind that they were quite good at multi-tasking… when I say multi-tasking, I mean all of this: welcoming guests, helping them find the conference room, preparing goodie bags, handing out goodie bags and booklets, answering any particular concern or question, preparing the rooms for the workshops, writing down people’s names, handing out name tags, collecting photo permissions, and wearing smiles as bright as their yellow tee-shirts!

Yet, at the end of the day, it came to me that volunteering with Endometriosis UK had also been about enabling an event, hosting more than two hundred guests, take place and making the experience as enjoyable and informative as possible for the guests. The conference gave the volunteers the opportunity to work as a team and speak with people affected by endometriosis, as well as doing research or seeking to learn more.

Volunteers help Endometriosis UK raise awareness and inform people constantly, and our eight UCL students got a chance to contribute.

Written by Anais Fiault - UCL Photojournalist.

If you’re interested in volunteering with Endometriosis UK, they’re currently looking for a Fundraising Coordinator!