Health Awareness Volunteers

volunteer at the cancer awareness roadshow

Our Health Awareness Volunteer initiative came to life in 2012. We now have volunteers on our North East, North West and London units. They help to encourage visitors to come on board, hand out leaflets and share our key messages. Our volunteers have become a really important part of the Roadshow team and have helped us to reach even more people with our health information.

Meet our volunteers

Alex, Health Awareness Volunteer with the London team

Alex is a breast cancer survivor and has been volunteering on the Roadshow since 2011. Her personal experience of cancer means she is passionate about spreading the word about early detection in the communities we visit.

Anne, Health Awareness Volunteer with the London team

Anne has been volunteering with the London Roadshow team since March 2014 after taking early retirement from a career in healthcare.  She decided to volunteer on the Roadshow as she had many friends and family who’d been affected by cancer and also wanted to stay involved in health promotion, an area she feels really passionate about.

“I really enjoy meeting such a variety of people in the different communities and the Roadshow staff really do make you feel like a valued member of their team. Cancer Research UK make sure that you are properly equipped to communicate the correct information as effectively as possible. It is really rewarding to think that by simply having a conversation with someone, you could be helping people to stop and think about making positive changes to their lifestyle such as quitting smoking or making an appointment to see their doctor, which could perhaps one day save their life. It’s great to be part of something that reaches so many people in the fight against cancer."

Interested in volunteering?

We recruit new volunteers each year. Applications for Health Awareness Volunteers will open in winter 2016. If you would like to register your interest in becoming a Health Awareness Volunteer, please email and we will contact you when applications are open again.

We’re looking for people who are interested in raising awareness of cancer in their local community. You’ll need to be able to communicate clearly and be able to engage with lots of different people. You don’t need any previous experience or knowledge, just the enthusiasm and willingness to learn.

It’s a great way to develop your skills, gain experience and make a difference. You’ll get to meet new people and become part of a supportive, friendly team. All our volunteers receive full cancer awareness training and ongoing support from one of our Cancer Awareness Nurses.

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