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Student ambassador


Flexible to fit around your life

All reasonable expenses (such as travel) will be reimbursed

You could be the voice of Kidney Research UK in your student community! 

Why should I volunteer alongside my studies? 

  • To build confidence 
  • Explore different areas of work 
  • Gain transferable skills that employers are looking for 
  • Grow your CV 
  • Discover new skills 
  • Make a difference to kidney patients  

Three things you’ll be asked to complete while being a student ambassador  

  • 1 x information stand about kidney health 
  • 1 x fundraising activity  
  • 1 x event which involves your university and peers e.g World Kidney Day activity, Christmas jumper day, putting posters or leaflets up around university 

Once completed we can create a certificate to celebrate your achievement to share with your educational provider. 

What else can I do?  

Seek out local opportunities in your area 

What is happening near you? Where can you raise awareness of kidney disease? 

  • Host information stands at student fairs, freshers' week, student unions, assemblies, networks or societies or other events 
  • Deliver a talk to your peers about kidney heath. You find the venue and we’ll provide all the information and tools you need to promote kidney health and the charity. 

Help promote our events. 

This may include: 

  • Placing leaflets at your university/college/school,  
  • Finding opportunities in local press, student and society newsletters, journals and online platforms 
  • Contacting local businesses about to attend events or participate by entering a team(s) 
  • Attending a local event to support the participants e.g cheer squad team member at a 10k 

Connecting with your local renal unit 

This might include delivering leaflets, or our newsletter Update, or putting up a poster for an event we’re holding.   

We will support you by  

  • Having regular catch ups with the volunteer programme manager  
  • Weekly and monthly video calls with the rest the ambassador team  
  • Training to support you in your role  
  • Agreed out of pocket expenses such as travel  
  • Join or ambassador Facebook group to connect with other volunteers 

*Unfortunately, you cannot sign up to volunteer if you are under 14 years of age.

Want to volunteer?

If you'd like to become a volunteer, fill in our short form to let us know a little bit about yourself and the volunteering you'd like to do.

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