Volunteer for Cancer Research UK

Volunteer for Cancer Research UK

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Janet one of our brilliant volunteers

This month we're celebrating International Women's Day and the amazing women who give their time to us. 

Janet has been a fantastic volunteer at events for nearly 10 years. Since 2015, she has been a fundamental team member at the London Marathon, helping run the massage room bookings and supporting with medal engraving. “I have sadly lost many friends and family to cancer – I volunteer to help fight back and look after the amazing people who raise so much for Cancer Research UK. Giving your time is just as important as money. You are giving people hope and a future to lead happy lives.” 

Sign up to volunteer and inspire the people around you just like Janet! 


Opportunity of the Month

We need volunteers

Get outside and support participants at some of our biggest events in 2023! Be a part of something special, have fun and meet some fantastic people whilst supporting Cancer Research UK.

Find out more about how to get involved. 

Shop volunteering

A volunteer assisting in a shop

Time commitment: As little as 1 hour per week.

We're looking for volunteers to help in our shops during this particularly busy time of the year. Can you spare an hour a week to help out?

We have flexible hours to fit around you, so check out how you can get involved today.

Event volunteering

Volunteer at an event near you

Time commitment: A typical event will be for either a morning/afternoon or full day, although we can be flexible to suit your availability

Our teams of event volunteers and staff love what they do! No event day is the same and no matter which event or role you choose, we're sure you'll have lots of fun meeting some fantastic people whilst supporting our cause.

Community Fundraising

Time commitment: With flexible roles available you can pick a role that fits in with you!

Our fantastic fundraisers help contribute to fundraising events in over 600 groups across the UK.

Do your bit for your local community and help raise money to fund life saving research to help find a cure for cancer sooner. 

Gain new skills while volunteering

Whether you want to get back in the job market or fancy building up your confidence, we are here to help you develop your skills. Volunteering with us means reaching new goals and getting involved in new experiences. 

Corporate volunteering

Looking for a team-building activity that won’t cost the earth AND will make you feel good? Luckily, we can help with that. Read more about how your team can help beat cancer.

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