Caitlin Ashdown
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Student Volunteer Week

Caitlin Ashdown
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24 Feb 2014

It’s Student Volunteering Week this week - a nationwide celebration of student volunteering. Now in its 13th year, SVW brings together organisations from all sectors to promote and celebrate the volunteering efforts of students across the Universities and Colleges in the UK.

Student volunteers are such a huge benefit to Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research. They contribute their time, energy and talents in order to help fulfil the organisations mission. Volunteers generate enthusiasm and interest and help to create a positive image in the community. Volunteers extend and augment the work of paid staff and bring new insights, energy and time to the work.

We have had some amazing student supporters but are always looking for more. If you know any students willing to give up their time to volunteer for LLR then please do get in touch. We have some exciting opportunities for them to get involved, from the helping us collect Small Change in September to make a Big Impact to the London Marathon and Christmas with the Stars, our carol concert.

Volunteering not only hugely benefits LLR but also benefits students too. Here’s why:

- Helps you make new friends and contacts
- Increases your social and relationship skills
- Increases self-confidence
- Provides excellent career experience
- Teaches valuable job skills
- Brings fun and fulfilment to your life

Please do get in touch with us if you’re a student and you’d like more information on how to get involved. We’d love to hear from you! Email coneill@beatingbloodcancers.org.uk