What the role involves
To recruit and manage a team of Donor Recruitment Events volunteers
To take responsibility for your university meetings
To plan and deliver a number of donor recruitment events along with funding initiatives throughout the academic year
To be in regular contact with your DKMS contact
Fortnightly half hour phone conversation or meeting to update DKMS on your progress
To attend the initial Volunteer Induction Training and for annual refresher training thereafter
What you can expect
Guidance to ensure all fundraising regulations, charity law and regulations are met and reflect best practice
Digital marketing/social media coaching
An opportunity to feedback on your experience and inform the next generation of Volunteer Donor Recruitment Ambassadors
Priority places at DKMS charity events
A professional reference from an international charity on the successful completion of your projects
For more information, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
"Blood cancers can affect anyone therefore the fight against it should be everyone’s. Unlike many other cancers, blood cancer already has a cure which is stem cell transplants. It is unfortunate that despite this, there are few registered donors which has led to more deaths than necessary. I became a student ambassador for DKMS because I want to raise awareness and increase the number of registered stem cell donors who can potentially help save a life. I hope this cause becomes as important to you as it is to me. Remember... every little helps!"
Zainab – 2nd Year – The University of Bradford
"I originally reached out to DKMS in hope of getting more students involved in a great cause. DKMS truly is so amazing because not only can more people help, but by simply going on the register means you have the potential to give someone a second chance at life! I'm so in awe of this charity and hope to build a long lasting friendship with them that can continue after my team and I graduate and new students arrive."
Zoe – 3rd Year – Bath Spa University
"Registering potential bone marrow donors is a cause I have been passionate about for many years. I am currently a graduate student at UCL, but I am originally from Texas. Throughout my undergraduate studies in Texas, I worked closely with DKMS in the USA to register over 1100 people on campus and raise awareness of blood cancers. I got involved after hearing the story of a local kid who was diagnosed with AML. After following his story and countless of other stories, I realized how important it is to educate and register as many people as possible to truly save lives. I am so eager and excited to continue to work with DKMS in the UK."
Jeffrey – Post Graduate – UCL
"Being a blood stem cell donor is being a life saver- literally! You have given yourself a chance to have a personal impact on someone's life. This was my motivation to register with DKMS as a potential blood stem cell donor. Volunteering was something I've always enjoyed and I got the chance to do that with the same organisation. I did it so I can hopefully guide people with similar interests to have the same opportunity to become potential lifesavers."
Anisah – 2nd Year – Coventry University
“If you have a loved one, you should join the register, because unlike many cancers, we know the cure: it's you. I first heard about DKMS and the bone marrow registry after a third unsuccessful attempt to give blood. I registered, swabbed, and am on standby to be a blood stem cell donor. Since then I have talked to friends and family about the register and was eager to raise awareness within my student community. Becoming a Student Ambassador was a very easy decision, and I am very excited to increase awareness and register donors for such a worthy cause.”
Emma– Post Graduate – Nottingham University
“My friend was diagnosed with Leukaemia, so we started raising money for the Charity and I, along with many others, joined the blood stem cell UK register. After my stem cell donation I didn’t want to stop being involved with the Charity and I realised that University was a great place to get people involved…overall it was a very successful and rewarding experience” Lewis – Student Union President – Worcester University