We at World Child Cancer appreciate the contribution of our student volunteers to our organisations and most importantly, to the lives of children with cancer around the world. We want to celebrate our amazing student volunteers during National Student Volunteering Week by sharing some of their stories!
Meet 21-year-old Eden, a current postgraduate student at Goldsmith’s University in London. Alongside studying a master’s degree in Postcolonial and Global Policy she works for the Ghana Society as the marketing, Fundraising and Community Director.
During her role with the Ghana Society, Eden was introduced to World Child Cancer and took part in a fundraising campaign specifically aimed at university students.
“The Ghana Gives Back campaign gave a chance for students across the UK who were already members of their university’s Ghana societies to raise funds for World Child Cancer. Students representatives from each university organised various fundraising events like debates and socials to raise awareness for the cause.”
Volunteering is a brilliant way of giving back and helping others. It gives you chance to try new things, meet new people, figure out what you’re passionate about and develop transferrable skills.
“Even though the campaign is over, I will definitely be volunteering for World Child Cancer in the future. I am hoping to become an intern because I want to be actively involved in raising funds and awareness for such a worthy cause!”
Want to make an impact?
Why not nominate us to your university’s RAG society or take part in our University Students virtual event this March? Contact Alice, Communities and Events Executive, if you would like to hear about upcoming remote internships in September or want to make an impact for children with cancer around the world through volunteering!