This opportunity takes place between 11 Feb 2020 and 20 Jun 2020.
Marrow is the student branch of the charity Anthony Nolan, who saves the lives of people with blood cancer. Every day Anthony Nolan matches incredible individuals willing to donate their stem cells to people with blood cancer and blood disorders, in desperate need of a lifesaving transplant.
25% of these donors come from our student run branch- Marrow. Volunteering with marrow has three main goals. The fist is to get more young people aged 16-30 onto the stem cell register, which is achieved by holding donor recruitment events throughout the year. The second is to fundraise for the charity, be it on a small or large scale to enable the lifesaving work to continue. Lastly, Marrow's aim is to educate and raise awareness of the charity, encouraging lifelong supporters of Anthony Nolan.
By volunteering with Marrow, not only will you be involved in saving the lives of people with blood cancer by helping people sign up to the register, you will gain a lot of transferable skills too. These include time management, talking and building relationships with new people, managing and organising events, to name a few.
Additionally, Marrow is FUN. It's a great chance to meet new, likeminded individuals and allows you to make a difference whilst having fun.
It all began in 1974. With her three-year-old son Anthony in urgent need of a bone marrow transplant, Shirley Nolan set up the world’s first register to match donors with people in desperate need.
Now, our charity helps three people each day find that lifesaving match. But without you, there is no cure.
Register as a donor, or help us to register other donor. Be a life saver with Marrow!!!
Benefits to self
-Managing and running events
-Marketing and publicising the society
-Campaigning to raise awareness
-Managing and training volunteers
-Dealing with sensitive information
-Working with a national charity
Benefits to others
Saving the lives of people with blood cancer
Usually on campus, but donor recruitment evetns and fundraising can take place anywhere!
New volunteers will be trained on the process of donor recruitment via a presentation and resources which are on a shared document for reference. This training will be done when volunteers are new, when changes are made on the donor recruitment process and when the volunteer would like an refresher.
Hours per week
As many as the individual would like
Events mostly take place on campus so no travelling is necessary.
- Areas of InterestBusiness and Leadership, Campaigning and Fundraising, Children and Young People, Creative and Design, Education, Health and Social Care, IT and Digital, Media and Marketing, People, Social Media
- Activities I Like To DoCampaigning and Fundraising, Caring, Events and Stewarding