Cancer Campaigns Ambassador - in your local area

Campaign for Cancer Research UK
Community-based roles
Time commitment:
A few hours a month
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Our campaigners are helping us beat cancer right now.  

Safe spaces for cancer services during COVID-19. Plain, standard cigarette packs. Access to sunbeds restricted to over 18s. These are just a few of the life-saving campaign wins our Ambassadors have been a part of.

If you join us, you too could make a real difference to what we can achieve. Nothing we do would be possible without our amazing volunteers. 

You’ll gain valuable skills and experience to help develop your CV and will volunteer alongside a wonderful community of passionate, friendly people who will support you every step of the way. 

This volunteering opportunity is open to everyone aged 18 or over. No experience is required, so if you’re looking for a new challenge, we’d love to hear from you. 

What do Campaigns Ambassadors do?

Volunteering as a campaigner is varied, exciting and rewarding. You’ll be part of a community across the UK campaigning for change to cancer survival through prevention, early diagnosis and treatment.

While this list is not exhaustive, it gives you a flavour of some of the typical campaign activities you could get involved with: 

  • Writing to your local politician
  • Meeting in person or online with your local politician
  • Sharing our political campaign messages on social media
  • Feeding back local information to CRUK
  • Collecting petition signatures

Our Campaign Ambassadors receive an induction, as well as ongoing training opportunities to ensure they are confident and able to excel in their role. We are looking for people who enjoy and are motivated in making a difference.

Campaign activities are flexible and mostly done from home or locally. Most Campaigns Ambassadors spend a few hours each month on their campaigning.

Why should I volunteer?

Volunteering brings a wealth of benefits, both personal and professional. You'll campaign to save lives Today, thanks to research, 1 in 2 people survive their cancer for 10 years or more*. But we still have a long way to go. Our ambition is to accelerate progress and see 3 in 4 people surviving the disease by 2034.

You’ll gain important skills that are hugely valued in the workplace such as communication, influencing and relationship building. 

Our friendly Campaigns team will be there to support you all the way – offering guidance and helping you build your confidence.

We provide you with regular emails and resources to support your campaigning, as well as a friendly Facebook group to chat with other Campaigns Ambassadors.

It’s fun – you’ll gain real satisfaction from volunteering alongside our warm, friendly Campaigns Ambassador community.

What skills do I need?

Campaigns Ambassadors come from all walks of life. We’ll provide you with all the training and support that you need to do the role. You don't need experience of campaigning or politics to get involved.

Some of the key skills and interests that will help you as a Campaigns Ambassador are:

  • A passion to support people affected by cancer by achieving political change.
  • An interest in our key campaign issues such as earlier diagnosis and cancer prevention.
  • A willingness to interact with a mix of people, especially politicians.
  • You’ll do your campaign actions in your own time, at your own pace - so you need to be organised and a ‘self-starter’
  • A determination to see change and patience through the process. The nature of politics means many of our campaigns take time.

What happens next?

Click ‘Apply Now’ at the top of this page to complete an online application form, or if you have any questions, email us at  We’ll then get in touch directly to tell you more.

At Cancer Research UK we value diversity and we're committed to creating an inclusive culture where everyone is able to be themselves and to reach their full potential. We will consider making any reasonable adjustments to support volunteer applications from people with a disability or health condition. We actively encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and cultures and believe that volunteers from diverse backgrounds will help us to beat cancer.

In the meantime, check out our new Volunteer Hub to read the latest volunteering news from Cancer Research UK. 


* 49.8% net survival index, all cancers combined, for adults (15-99 years) diagnosed with cancer in England and Wales during 2010-11.

The figures will be available on the Cancer Research UK website:

Why we need you

Every step we make towards beating cancer relies on every pound, every hour and every person. We need you to help us by volunteering. Play a part in this inspiring story and volunteer. Help us to create more tomorrows.

Welcome to Volunteering booklet

We want you to get the most out of volunteering with us and feel supported. The Welcome to Volunteering booklet will give you an overview of everything you need to know about your time with us.

Read our Welcome to Volunteering booklet.