Volunteering with Cancer Research UK

Find a volunteer role

Right now, more than ever, we need our volunteers

The COVID-19 outbreak has hit hard and we’re all feeling it. Especially people affected by cancer.  

As a result of Coronavirus, it may take a little longer than normal to process your application, and there may be a delay to starting some roles. We'd love you to sign up today - and we promise to be in touch as soon as possible. In the meantime, stay safe and look after yourselves and each other. 

Alternatively, why not check out our opportunities that are available now. Find out how you can volunteer from home.

Featured Volunteer Role

'It's time to beat cancer, are you in?' text on orange background, alongside Stand Up To Cancer logo

This time of year, we'd normally be asking for volunteers to take to the high streets to collect cash donations for Stand Up To Cancer. This year, due to Covid-19, we need to do things a little differently. 

We're looking for volunteers to organise a virtual collection, raising as much money as they can in a one-day challenge. 

Will you help us?  Find out more and apply here.

Why volunteer with us?


Right now, in your local community, volunteers are supporting almost every aspect of our life-saving work, to bring forward the day that 3 in 4 people survive cancer. Volunteers are a key part of our vision to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.

Join our team of amazing volunteers today and you will:

Learn new skills and gain valuable experience

Be part of a friendly team, giving you the opportunity to meet new people and make friends

Help save lives

Most of our roles require volunteers to be 18 years or older.