Volunteering: Frequently asked questions
Why should I volunteer?
There are so many reasons. Firstly, you can actually save lives. Someone you sign up could one day go onto to donate and give someone that second chance at life.
We are also a very active society, with many events during term time to get stuck into, meaning you’ll never be bored! It’s a very good cause for your CV and we provide certificates of achievement for people who volunteer a certain amount.
Marrow also has a great social side to it, so you’ll meet a lot of new people, from different courses, within both Leeds Uni and Leeds Met.
What are Leeds Marrow’s responsibilities to me?
We will always provide you with proper training before asking you to come to events. At events, you will be provided with a Marrow t-shirt or hoody to wear, and you are fully insured at all events.
Can I volunteer if I’m not a student?
We welcome anybody that wants to help us, and so non-students can also volunteer. Please do bear in mind your availability, as most of our events take place during the day. Also, at events you will be helping under the direction of students as young as 20 so make sure you are comfortable with that.
What are my responsibilities as a volunteer?
First and foremost, as you will be representing Leeds Marrow and Anthony Nolan, you must act with a certain level of professionalism when volunteering with us. We are a student group, signing up mainly students, so of course we have a lot of fun and banter whilst doing it, but certain things should be avoided whilst volunteering to maintain the reputation of Marrow and Anthony Nolan e.g. swearing, pressurising people etc...
We need reliable volunteers, and as such, we ask that you only sign up for events if you are going to turn up. When people drop out on the day, or just don’t turn up, this can leave us in a tight difficult position. Details of how to get in touch with whoever is running an event are always easily accessible.
It is also your responsibility to make sure you are confident with what you are doing and ask if you forget anything or have any questions. Maintenence of confidentiality of people joining the register is also a key part of your role as a volunteer.