If you’ve got the time and energy, why not organise a recruitment event in your area?
Local events where people can join our register are a great way to boost numbers, and help us can save more lives.
However, there’s a lot of work involved in running a recruitment drive. So make sure you have the time and energy before you get involved.
Remember, you can also recruit people online, which is much less time-consuming, but still very effective.
If you do decide you want to organise an event, one of our Regional Register Development Managers will be on hand to guide you through the whole process.
Please remember that no two drives are the same. Generally speaking, most recruitment drives people run for us are medium-sized. They usually attract upwards of 50 people, and take around six weeks to organise.
Organisers usually hold them at a local venue where there’s access to large numbers of young people: for instance, colleges, universities or sports clubs. Events normally last for around four hours at the weekend or on a weekday evening, so as many people as possible can go along.
To organise an event, you’ll need a committee of at least two to five people, plus 5-20 volunteers on the day. Your committee could include the following, but it’s always good to have extra people to help out and take on some of the work:
That would be great! Raising funds to continue our vital work is crucial – it costs us £40 to put each potential lifesaver on to our register.
You could collect donations at the entrance, sell cakes or hold raffles or tombolas.
We’re more than happy to supply electronic promotional materials like poster designs and templates. But as a general rule we can’t cover any other expenses.
Fantastic! Fill out our contact form and we’ll be in touch to discuss the details with you.
If you’d prefer to talk on the phone, please phone the patient experience team on 0303 303 0303.
Information published: 01/11/16
Next review due: 01/11/19