Meet our Charity Champion, Serena

Our volunteers are a vital part of what we do. From the volunteer healthcare professionals that visit the countries we work in to the many student volunteers that support us in our mission to improve diagnosis, treatment and support for children with cancer.

20-year-old Serena is one such volunteer. Currently studying international development at the University of Sussex, Serena took on her first voluntary role when supporting her local RSPCA animal shelter. Now a Student Ambassador for World Child Cancer, she first found the charity when a member of the team delivered a talk at one of the University’s careers evenings;

“I was immediately keen to learn more about the charity and to see how I could get involved. After the session I got talking to one of the team and was told about their Charity Champions. On top of knowing that I would be using my time and skills to support a wonderful cause, I knew that volunteering with World Child Cancer would give me the opportunity to learn a great deal about improving healthcare in developing countries.”

Volunteering your time, skills and talents is an asset we appreciate and want our volunteers to embrace.

“From the outset I knew that volunteering with World Child Cancer would be a very rewarding experience. I never expected to receive the level of support I did. Every person I spoke to was kind, willing and always ready to support me if I had a query or concern. Volunteering with World Child Cancer helped to affirm for me what I want to do with my future, and gave me a chance to do something positive with my present.

“Holding an open mic night at the university was one of my proudest moments. With support from the charity, I managed to organise the event from start to finish. I had never done anything quite like that before and I was so proud at the end of the night, knowing that as a result of the event, a difference would be made in a child’s life.”

Feeling inspired?

You can change the lives of children with cancer by joining our University Students virtual event this March! Contact Alice, Communities and Events Executive, if you and your friends are interested in volunteering to change the lives of children with cancer for the better.

About the author

Kieran Sandhu

Marketing and Communications Manager