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We’re excited to have started reopening our stores! Many of our stores have already reopened and others will do soon.

We’d love you to sign up to volunteer with us today and we promise to be in touch as soon as we can. If you don’t see your local Cancer Research UK shop are recruiting volunteers right now, please do check back again. Some stores can’t recruit volunteers at the moment because of new social distancing measures. But as things are changing quickly, we may need you very soon. We’ll post updates on this page as we have them.

Come join the team and make a real difference by volunteering at a Cancer Research UK shop. The items in our shops raise vital funds for research into beating cancer. It wouldn’t be possible without volunteers like you.

You’ll gain valuable skills to help develop your CV and experience. And you’ll get the chance to meet new people across your community.

No matter how you choose to get involved, there’s lots of opportunities waiting for you.

What do shop volunteers do?

Typical volunteering tasks in our charity shops include:

  • Serving customers, taking cash and providing good all-round customer service
  • Sorting through donated items and pricing stock
  • Working on window and shop displays
  • Keeping the shop tidy, clean and well organised
  • Interacting with the general public