Cancer Campaigns Ambassador
Volunteer with us
Please click here to fill out our short registration form. You'll then be taken to the application process
What will I be doing?
You will use your passion, enthusiasm and stories to bring Cancer Research UK's campaigns to life; influencing politicians to make sure cancer is a priority. We know that one day research will beat cancer. With political action, this day will come sooner. This is because key decisions on prevention, early diagnosis and access to cancer treatments lie in the hands of the Government. With your help, we can persuade them to translate our research discoveries into lifesaving initiatives.
How will I do this?
As an Ambassador, you’ll have the opportunity to gain new skills, meet new people and take part in a range of activities such as:
writing to and meeting your MP
promoting our campaign actions online
engaging your local community in our campaigns
attending group lobbying events in Parliament
engaging with local press
You don’t need to have experience in political campaigning. CRUK provide you with training materials (such as campaign ‘step by step’ toolkits) and support along the way. All we ask is that you’re passionate about beating cancer sooner
Why should I sign up?
This role is really flexible to suit when you have time to be able to action tasks such as emailing or phoning your local MP.
- Feel empowered about making a difference not just in your local area but also nationwide.
- The activities that you take on to help spread our message will change depending on the campaign, helping you to build and develop your relationships.
The role will largely take place wherever you are able to communicate the Ambassador messages, whether that be from your workplace or comfort of your home. There are some bigger events where you will be expected to travel such as Houses of Parliament
How long will it take?
This is an ongoing commitment and we estimate you’d need to able to volunteer 2 hours of your time each month; plus a full day for big campaigning events, once or twice a year.
When can I volunteer?
You can start right now! Most tasks for this role are flexible so can be fitted in around your current responsibilities and commitments, and you will be notified of bigger events ahead of time to get it in your diary.
Who will I be volunteering with?
You will be part of the Cancer Campaign Ambassador Team with over 400 fellow volunteers. Most of your activities will be on an individual basis but there are occasions where we bring the team together such as coming together at the Houses of Parliament.
How do I sign up and what are the next steps?
Simply sign up using the online form and you will be contacted by a member of the Ambassador’s team to discuss more about the commitment and how you get started.