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Help us recruit crucial donors

by Anthony Nolan

Donor recruitment volunteers recruit 16- to 30-year-olds to be our incredible donors, without our donors we couldn't save lives.
Donor recruitment volunteers make sure potential lifesavers know exactly what they are signing up to, and how important being on the stem cell register is.
Our donor recruitment volunteers are crucial to making events happen. We organise events in lots of different environments, from schools to Army barracks, to give people the chance to join our community of lifesavers and sign up to the stem cell register. As a donor recruitment volunteer you will welcome potential donors as they arrive, explain about stem cell donation, support with completion of the application form, advise about taking cheek swabs and generally ensure the process runs smoothly.

If you like meeting new people and volunteering in a dynamic and sometimes fast-moving environment, then you'll love this role.

We provide comprehensive training, so you can be confident with the event process, we'll also make sure you attend events with experienced staff or volunteers.

Key Tasks
• Raising awareness of stem cell donation and enabling people to sign up to the Anthony Nolan stem cell register
• Greeting people – this could include students, members of the public, teachers
• Answering basic questions using your knowledge of Anthony Nolan and the stem cell register
• Checking people’s understanding of the donation process and commitment involved in registering
• Tactfully speaking to people about the barriers that stop people registering and be able to handle confidential information and sensitive situations
• Supporting potential lifesavers to make sure they have answered all the questions and given their consent when completing the online application form
• Setting up for a donor recruitment events, setting out leaflets, using a pull up banner
• Attending training events and keep up to date with processes and procedures, along with any guidelines and best practice
• Following relevant Anthony Nolan policies and procedure
• Being committed to the charity’s vision and value

You will be representing Anthony Nolan to our potential donors it’s important we make a great impression.

Organisation description

Anthony Nolan is the charity that saves the lives of people with blood cancer and blood disorders. Our vision is to save and improve the lives of everyone who needs a stem cell transplant.
By recruiting potential donors, funding ground-breaking research and providing the best post-transplant care from our clinical nurses, we can cure people’s blood cancer together. Together, we can save lives.


Rita Buckley
07900 730 529


Please contact us to discuss any access requirements

Preferred skills

• Warm, confident, and friendly you’ll need to be a people person
• Reliable and responsible
• Non-judgmental and diplomatic, understanding the need for discretion and confidentiality
• Flexible, punctual, willing to travel
• Ability to remain calm when working at a busy event with lots of 16- to 30-year-olds
• Some awareness of blood cancer and stem cell transplants
• You’ll need to be over the age of 18

Experience gained

• Dedicated support from the Anthony Nolan team
• Training development and support
• Knowledge building events about blood cancer, stem cell transplants and the work of Anthony Nolan
• Merchandise to support your voluntary activities
• A professional reference from an international charity (after 6 months with us)

Will the organisation carry out a DBS check?


Minimum age


Age focus

  • Young adults
  • Adults

Time of volunteering

  • Weekdays
  • Daytime


  • Mainly indoors
  • To learn new skills and improve my job prospects
  • To share my skills and creativity

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