You could be the voice of Kidney Research UK in your student community!
Volunteering is a great way to make a difference to people’s lives and the community around you, but can also look great on a CV, apprenticeship application, or personal statement.
In this role you could be...
Seeking out local opportunities in your area
What is happening near you? Where can you raise awareness of kidney disease?
- Host information stand 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.
Spreading the word about ways to get involved
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 or challenge hosted by us eg cheer squad team member at a run or cycle event or marshal at one of our Bridges Walks events.
Organise a fundraiser
Whether it be a bake sale, a run or a bucket collection for rag week, or quiz night with your fellow students, we’ll support you every step of the way.
Connecting with your local renal unit
Be the connection between Kidney Research UK and your local renal unit helping to ensure that renal unit staff and patients are up to date with news and research opportunities.
- This might include delivering their quota of our newsletter magazine, updating noticeboards, or chatting with the renal team.
Your skills and experiences
We are looking for an individual who:
- Has experience of kidney disease, either personally or a friend or family member has been affected (not essential)
- Has a keen interest in our work
- Good communication skills
- Be personable, enthusiastic and approachable
- Has good self-motivation
- Good organisational skills
- Is reliable to accept opportunities when they arise
How will you benefit from the role?
- Develop your communication and leadership skills
- Meet new people and be part of #TeamKidney
- Volunteer experience to put on your CV or university credit
- Knowing you’re making a difference by raising awareness of kidney disease to people who may be unaware
We will support you by
- Having regular catch ups with the volunteer programme manager
- Weekly and monthly video calls with the rest of your team
- Training to support you in your role
- Agreed out of pocket expenses such as travel
How to apply
If you are interested in the role email our volunteer programme manager. we will ring you for an informal chat to discuss your experience and which parts of the role you are interested in, so that we are able to tailor the opportunities we send you. You will then be asked to provide one reference. We cannot wait to chat to you!