We need people like you to give presentations to students about the incredible difference they could make through bone marrow, blood and organ donation, via our R&B education programme. Please find below some FAQs for your information:
As an R&Be volunteer, your main role would be giving talks to 16–18 year-olds about bone marrow, blood and organ donation.
You would visit sixth forms, colleges and youth groups, and deliver a presentation provided by us of approximately 30-50 minutes. They can be delivered as part of a lesson, tutorial or assembly, and schools provide all the necessary computer equipment and supervision.
You would also have the chance to volunteer at recruitment events, following the presentations. This would involve advising young people who want to join the Anthony Nolan register, checking their eligibility and taking their saliva samples.
No. But you will need to be enthusiastic about working with young people and confident at communicating messages in an engaging and sensitive way.
You’ll also need basic computer knowledge and a willingness to learn a few IT skills necessary to delivering the presentation. Availability during the school day is a must, too.
You’ll be given full training to give presentations. You can make a final decision about taking part after the training.
The training involves an initial meeting with a regional manager, who’ll be your point of contact for R&Be. You’ll watch them do a presentation, then get a chance to help with one yourself.
Once you feel confident, you’ll give presentations on your own. We’ll give you a full toolkit of information and leaflets, plus a memory stick containing a template PowerPoint presentation.
If you get involved in recruitment events, you’ll be given training and supervised by an event leader. Find out more about recruiting donors.
If the role you are interested in, isn’t currently available, you can sign up for our role alerts and get emails about opportunities as they appear.
If you need any more information, or have any questions please get in touch on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0207 284 8250
‘What an impact the talk had – my daughter came home ready to do what she could to help. Keep up the good work.'
Suzanne Hawkins, mother of a student at Joseph Whitaker School, Nottinghamshire.