Donor Recruitment Event Volunteer

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.

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 swab.


  • 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
  • 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.


  • 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 18+ years old


  • Accessibility
    TBC - we would need to check the access at the event venue
  • Age restrictions
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

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Availability Details

Our events take place in during the working week and tend to be during the day usually around half a day in the middle of the day for example 11.30am to 2.30pm. Whilst, we do not have a minimum requirement for activity, we are looking for volunteers who would be able to commit to these times during the working week.


This opportunity is available Countywide.

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