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The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - Illinois Region

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We are looking for Spring InternsYou may apply here, but you will also have to apply using our internal internship portal below. This internship can be done remotely, but we will also have a office if you want to be in-person at times. Apply Here: https://www.volunteerlls.org/?nd=user_volunteer_opportunity Introduction

  • At The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), we're passionate about our mission: to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS volunteers help carry out this mission in so many ways: supporting patients, family members, healthcare professionals, and our community, driving policy advocacy, participating in our campaigns, and helping LLS build much needed capacity.
  • By agreeing to this role I am agreeing to manage my volunteer experience with LLS using Volunteers in Action (VIA). This includes reporting hours of service, receiving email and other communications through VIA, accessing tools and resources and using other features relevant to my volunteer role.
Product Information
  • Outreach Intern
Purpose
  • Outreach Intern
Position Tasks The Outreach Intern completes a project related to connecting LLS with external constituents or stakeholders. All projects are completed with support and assistance of the intern’s volunteer manager. Suggested projects include the following:
  • Promote LLS at a local event. The intern becomes knowledgeable about LLS, its offerings, and mission. The intern creates and/or collects all necessary documents for the event. The intern serves as a point of contact with the event manager. The intern attends the event and promotes LLS programs and services to the public.
  • Donor Research. The intern researches and compiles a list of potential donors. The intern helps conduct donor research and prepares a list of donors and their bios. The intern assists with donor contacts.
  • Donor Event. The intern contacts potential donors. The intern plans a donor event, including booking a speaker and location. The intern executes the donor event.
  • Patient Outreach. The intern reaches out to past first connection matches (completed or not fulfilled) and gathers feedback from both requestor and volunteer. The intern goes through completed surveys and takes notes of similarities and differences. The intern reports on feedback and creates a plan to increase utilization of First Connection program.
The volunteer manager for this position will provide details regarding the specific project this intern will complete. Desired Skills Volunteer should possess the following skills/qualifications:
  • Enrolled in an accredited university/college program for which the student is required to complete and internship
  • A minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (exceptions will be considered with justification)
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Self Directed
  • Willingness and ability to attend events outside standard work hours (9-5 M-F) as appropriate for the project.
Shift Times
  • Vary
Background Check Required
  • Yes
Benefits
  • Experience working with a national non-profit
  • Develop professional skills
  • College credit (as appropriate)
  • Join a community of individuals for whom beating cancer is in their blood.
  • Professional Development and Mentorship
Training
  • LLS will provide the volunteer with an orientation to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society as well as training in LLS specific software needed to complete the project.
About The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society -- Illinois Chapter

The mission of the LLS is: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. We’ve invested over $1 billion dollars in research and patient services, but still need to keep growing to make someday, today. Our many campaigns and departments in the office are the ones that help us raise the funds to help us reach these goals.

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About The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - Illinois Region

Location:

954 W. Washington Blvd., Suite 305, Chicago, IL 60607, US

Mission Statement

The mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. We work tirelessly to find cures and ensure patients can access the lifesaving treatments they need. When someone experiences the fear and uncertainty of a blood cancer diagnosis, we provide hope, compassion, education and support. Our impact is felt beyond blood cancer. The breakthrough treatments we helped advance for blood cancers are now improving the lives of people affected by many types of cancer.

Description

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Illinois Region serves Illinois residents who have been touched by blood cancers: leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma. Volunteers are our partners in this crusade to end cancer. Sign up to day to help us help people with blood cancer and their families, and become a part of the dedicated community at the heart of LLS.

Children & Youth
Community
Health & Medicine

WHEN

Tue Feb 01, 2022 - Sat Apr 30, 2022
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

WHERE

954 West Washington BoulevardChicago, IL 60607

(41.88325,-87.65179)
 

SKILLS

  • Patient Care
  • Community Outreach

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • LLS Internships are 12 weeks.

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