Ben Sykes
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Student Volunteering Week - we need you!

Ben Sykes
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20 Feb 2015

It's Student Volunteering week and we'd love to hear from you!

This week marks the 14th Student Volunteering Week in the UK, an incredible achievement and a testament to how valuable student volunteering is to charitable bodies right across the UK.

At Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research we've had the absolute pleasure of welcoming so many student volunteers through our doors over the years, helping us to get to a place where we can see a time when we’ll be able to say we’ve beaten blood cancer.  

Student volunteers have helped us to achieve so much, from supporting with the planning of some of our biggest events and developing strong and lasting bonds with our supporters around the country as interns to shouting encouragement to our hardy runners and everything inbetween!

As a charity we're always on the look out for new volunteers and we simply couldn't achieve what we do without the support of an incredible army of volunteers, many of whom are students. To encourage you to start to volunteer for Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research this Student Volunteering Week, we’ve got a couple of suggestions to point you in the right direction. 

1. Find out about student volunteering opportunities in your region

If you want to learn all about what’s going on in your region or chat to your regional fundraising manager about opportunities to get involved, head to our website and select the region you live in - we’re sure to have loads of different ways to get involved, near you and if you can't find what you're looking for then we can work with you to create the opportunity that works for you!

2. Follow us on Facebook

Another way to keep in touch with all the exciting events and opportunities is to like us on Facebook.  Our online community is going from strength to strength and we’d love for you to be part of it. The very act of liking us on Facebook and sharing posts with friends and family you'll also already be helping to spread awareness about blood cancer and the work that we're doing to make a difference to the lives of blood cancer patients and their families.

You can also find out more about volunteering opportunities by following us on twitter.

3. Get in touch with us to develop a volunteer programme that works for you

We're able to provide all of our volunteers with a programme tailored to reach each volunteer’s objectives, whether that's CV enhancing skills, finding full time employment within the voluntary sector or simply giving something back. We have been incredibly successful at helping volunteers gain employment both within Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research and further afield. 

Email our volunteer team to get the ball rolling and help us put together the package that helps you get the most out your time volunteering.

4. Take a look at the #iWill campaign

We’re also proud to be supporting the #iWill campaign, a strategy aimed at harnessing the skills, talent and energy of 10-20 year olds in the UK. Full of ideas, it’s a campaign that will benefit hugely from the continued success of Student Volunteering Week and is a great starting point to find out more about the benefits of volunteering and ways that you can get involved.

We'd absolutely love for you to get in touch this Student Volunteering Week, so please do get in touch if you'd like to make a difference to the lives of those with affected by blood cancer.



Great blog, Ben! As you say, volunteers are so, so important and we wouldn't have been able to have achieved any of what we've achieved today without them.

I'd love to set up a branch in time but think that will have to be a 2016 job as 2015 is getting a little crowded!


Love this Ben and love the fact that LLR are working with the #iwill campaign- great stuff!