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DKMS - Student Ambassador



Details of the Charity:

Our journey began in Germany in 1991 when our founder, Dr Peter Harf, formed DKMS in honour of his wife, Mechtild. Sadly, Mechtild had lost her battle with blood cancer following the family’s unsuccessful search to find a potentially lifesaving matching blood stem cell donor. At that time, there were only 3,000 potential blood stem cell donors available to provide a transplant in Germany. Peter had a vision to change this and create a future where every blood cancer patient has a second chance of life. Within one year of the founding of DKMS, the number of registered potential blood stem cell donors had increased nearly 23 times, to 68,000 people. This gave even more inspiration to Peter and reinforced his motivation to ‘delete blood cancer’.

Fast forward 27 years and today DKMS is aninternational non-profit organisation with offices in the UK (opened 2013), India, operating together with our partner BMST (2019), Chile (2018), Poland (2009), the United States (2004) and Germany (1991).

We have more than 8 million potential donors registered within the DKMS family and have given more than 69,000 second chances of life to people diagnosed with blood cancer. Our worldwide search for new donors continues though as many people are still not able to find the matching donor they need.

Details of the Volunteering Opportunity:

  • To plan and deliver a number of Donor Recruitment Events throughout the year
  • To recruit and manage a team of Donor Recruitment Events volunteers
  • To be in regular communication with the DKMS team
  • To attend the initial Volunteer Induction Training and Annual Refresher Training thereafter

Skills Required:

  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent organisation and time management skills
  • Ability to use your own initiative, lead and motivate your team
  • Previous charity and/or events experience would be an advantage

Additional Benefits:

  • Training and support from the DKMS team
  • Donor Recruitment materials to support your activities
  • Guidance to ensure all fundraising regulations and charity laws are met and reflect best practice
  • Recognition of your hard work and achievements
  • The opportunity to feedback on your experience and inform the next generation of volunteers
  • Priority places in DKMS charity events
  • A professional reference and a certificate from an international charity
  • Interested? Apply below:
    Please note '*' denotes mandatory fields
  • Name
  • Have you come to study at Brunel from outside the EU
  • If you are an international student which visa do you hold?