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.

Every year we organise a range of events up and down the country to bring Cancer Research UK supporters together, to update you on our latest developments as a charity and show how your contribution is helping us beat cancer sooner.

Keep a look out for our next events in early 2018!


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!

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!