Volunteer at an event

Cancer Research UK Cheer Team waving banner and cheering at London Marathon.

Find a volunteer role

How do I get involved?

It’s quick and easy - just look for your perfect role, complete our short application form and someone will be in touch.

See the latest opportunities to help at an event

Ways to get involved

You’ll be helping us to set up the event which may include setting up marquees, putting up banners or getting water to the start line. If you’re looking for a role that’s hands on and if you have loads of enthusiasm then sign up today.

Apply to be an Event Day volunteer

You’ll inspire, cheer and motivate participants by covering one of the marshal points on the course. This role is really important as you’ll help to ensure that the event runs smoothly and that participants feel motivated to make it across the finish line. If you’re a team player with great communication skills who can use their initiative when dealing with anything that may occur on the course.

Apply to be a Course Marshal volunteer

You’ll be responsible for setting up the administration marquees and helping assist participants and spectators with any queries. We’re looking for people with great communication and organisational skills, a proactive attitude and, ideally, some administrative experience.

Apply to be an Enquiries and Administration volunteer

You'll be part of our cheering team located on the race route, responsible for cheering and supporting the runners - encouraging them to keep going and beat their challenge!

Find a Cheering Team volunteer role

You’ll be located at the finish line with our Meet and Greet team. You’ll help to congratulate our events’ participants and show them over to our post-race reception where they will receive refreshments and a well-deserved massage.

Find a Meet and Greet volunteer role

You’ll be part of our team of massage therapists located at our post-race reception and will be providing massages and advice to our fantastic runners. For this role we’re looking for qualified massage therapists with great interpersonal skills and you’ll also need to have insurance in place to allow you to practice therapy at the event.

Find a Volunteer Massage Therapist role

Use your driving expertise to help support staff, walkers and volunteers alike at our night-time 10K walking event.

Find a Volunteer Driver role

Use pedal power to help Shine walkers during their night time walking challenge!

Find a Volunteer Cyclist role