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Doing what we can to keep you safe

Thanks for your interest in volunteering for us! We're doing everything we can to keep our supporters safe. If you volunteer with us, you can be sure that we're following UK Government advice in response to the new Omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus and will review our volunteering activity accordingly.

We're looking for volunteers to give our shops a helping hand during this particularly busy time of the year. Can you spare a few hours? If so, check out our guide to shop volunteering below.


Keep up with the latest news and info


The Volunteer Hub is a dedicated area for our volunteers. Here you can keep up to date with the latest volunteering information, read news from across Cancer Research UK or tell us about your experience with us. 


We have a range of volunteering opportunities suited for all!

If you'd like to join a local fundraising group, volunteer at home in your free time or share your personal insights if you've been affected by cancer. These are just a few of the opportunities that will bring forward the day we beat cancer.

Shop Volunteering

A volunteer assisting in a shop

Time commitment: As little as 1 hour per week.

Have a passion for fashion? Book worm or film buff? If you have an eye for a bargain and want to help customers find pre-loved gems, why not give shop volunteering a go? Every shirt you steam, book you sell, hour you donate, or shopper you serve you too can support the research that will beat cancer. 

Event Volunteering

Event volunteers cheering on participants

Time commitment: A morning/afternoon or full day.

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

Fundraising in your local community

Our fantastic fundraisers help contribute to fundraising events in over 600 groups across the UK. Support your local community and raise money to fund life saving research into finding a cure for cancer sooner, are you ready to join in?

Gain new skills whilst 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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