Celebrating our volunteers

Thanks to the support of thousands of volunteers we’ve made huge advances in the prevention, detection and treatment of cancer.

Our collective force of over 40,000 volunteers is vital to our success. They donate their time to:

  • help run our shops,
  • fundraise, campaign and raise awareness in our communities,
  • support our events,
  • offer their skills to projects across the charity and much more.

The Late Lab

The Late Lab is a brand new free event for our volunteers aged between 18 - 30.

As London winds down for the evening, gather with an exclusive group of guests to discover how volunteering your time is critical to the life-saving research happening in our labs every single day – and night!  

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Flame of Hope Awards

Our annual national Flame of Hope Volunteering Awards celebrate our most inspiring volunteers.

Since 2003 we have presented over 900 Flame of Hope awards to thank the committed individuals who give their time and energy to help beat cancer sooner.

Nominations are now closed for 2017. Winners will be announced soon!

What the winners say

Hear from some of our 2016 winners:

I find it difficult to put into words just how much I enjoyed my day at the Flame of Hope awards. I feel so honoured and humbled to have been chosen for my award, especially for something that I love doing. All the volunteers have the same aim in life -to find a cure for cancer. I feel sure, with the efforts of our brilliant scientists at CRUK, that wonderful day cannot be far off.


Even though I was the last person to receive my award I felt as if I was the first. I felt that the congratulations I received were so genuine.


It was Awesome! We were made to feel really special. Thank you for making it such a memorable occasion.

Felicity, Volunteer of the Month - March 2017

"Cancer is an indiscriminate, horrible disease and we are beating it! I feel very lucky to be a part of this fight."

Volunteer of the Month

Do you know a volunteer who has been particularly brilliant recently? Why not nominate them to be our next Volunteer of the Month? Simply email VOTM@cancer.org.uk and tell us how the volunteer has made a real impact in 200 words or less!

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