Students vs Blood Cancer

Become a student ambassador and volunteer with DKMS to save lives!

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


Material Downloads

Download Donor Recruitment materials to support your activities

Universities and student unions

Advertise the role to students across all areas of your Campus. Ambassadors and Unions can advertise for volunteers across Universities. Create awareness of planned registration events for all students.

Current student ambassadors

Angus – Committee President – UCL

“'Blood stem cell transplants are well established in treating many forms of blood cancer. Despite the recent advances in healthcare, it is unfortunate that there are still many potentially treatable patients who are waiting for a match. At UCL, we have a strong desire to contribute to the fight against blood cancer and DKMS is the perfect gateway for us to act on our values. Working with DKMS is a highly valuable opportunity which allows us to make a difference and save lives. During our time as student ambassadors, we have developed strong communication and team working skills which allow us to organise events successfully. Furthermore, we have enjoyed the experience of working together towards a common cause as a team and developed strong friendships in the process. The team at DKMS is extremely pleasant to work with and provides excellent support for any issues which we may run into. We strongly recommend volunteering with DKMS during your time in university for an extremely rewarding and enlightening experience.”

Jone – UEA

''Volunteering for DKMS is a fantastic opportunity that adds value to my life and a direction. After all, I have a chance to contribute to saving lives! I would encourage anyone to volunteer as you don’t have to be an expert. The Charity provides the training, makes sure you feel supported, and if you have any questions or problems they are there to help in any way they can. Just be yourself and if you have a genuine interest in learning and helping blood cancer patients – try volunteering with DKMS to see what it’s all about and how rewarding it is to give your time to make life better for other people”

Milly - University of Exeter

Since my brother has been diagnosed with Leukaemia, it has become my mission to do everything I can to increase the survival chances amongst people with blood cancer. The amazing work at DKMS increases the amount of people on the stem cell register, and gives a second chance of life to many people, all over the world. Volunteering for DKMS is such a great experience and I am really enjoying working for such a worthwhile organisation. If you want to do something super easy and rewarding today, sign up to become a potential donor or volunteer – you really could make a difference to somebody’s life.

Help us to register even more lifesavers

We’d love it if you could help us to get more people on the register so that everyone who needs a blood stem cell donor can find their match.
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