‘Marrow means I get to work with amazing people – it’s been the most rewarding thing I’ve done at uni.’
Ben, Cambridge Marrow
Marrow would be nowhere without the amazing student volunteers. And in return, we offer them a huge range of training, opportunities to develop their skills, and resources.
Students can give as much time as they want, with some helping at events for a couple of hours, some getting involved in patient appeals for a couple of months, and some going on to join their university’s Marrow committee for a couple of years.
Volunteering with Marrow means you can really make a difference to the lives of people with blood cancer. It also means you’ll be working with our other incredible Marrow volunteers on a variety of events, campaigns and projects throughout the academic year.
There’s something for everyone in Marrow, and we can’t do what we do without the help of volunteers. Get involved!
'I had a personal reason for joining, as I'm a blood cancer survivor myself. I was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma while doing my GCSEs, and since then it's been really important to me to give back to the blood cancer world.
'Marrow is the perfect way to do that while combining lots of different interests - it's a fun society with a real community feel across the country; it develops new skills; and most of all, it's a direct way of signing people to the register, debunking myths and fundraising, and there's nothing more productive than seeing your collective work allow patients to find stem-cell donors and have their transplants.
'I'm not the only person who knows first-hand how vital Marrow is - everyone has such a passion.Marrow and Anthony Nolan make a massive difference to so many lives, so I'd recommend joining to any student!'
- Ellie, Cardiff Marrow
'If someone needs a transplant, the person who could save their life might not even know that the register exists, or they might believe the myths surrounding donation.
'I really hate the thought of that situation, but we can do something to change it. That’s always been my reason for helping out with Marrow, but over the 5+ years I’ve been involved, it’s resulted in so many fantastic opportunities that I never would have expected when I first joined- from marathons, to getting to know other volunteers from across the UK and from gaining important skills to having something positive to focus on when uni became very difficult.
'It’s a really special organisation that makes a genuine difference, and I couldn’t recommend it to other students enough!'
- Amy, Belfast Marrow