How you can campaign to beat cancer
Thank you for your interest in campaigning for Cancer Research UK.
We're taking a short recruitment break for new Campaigns Ambassadors. Please check back again in early June 2023 when we reopen for applications.
You can still join our E-Campaigner programme using the link further down this page.
Help save lives. Campaign for change right now.
Campaigning saves lives. Key decisions on preventing, diagnosing and accessing cancer treatments lie in the hands of the governments across the 4 UK nations.
There’s a range of activities you’ll take to influence your politicians to tackle cancer. You’ll be part of a community across the UK who are a powerful force campaigning for change on urgent cancer issues.
The most common actions in the role you would:
Write to your local politician.
Meet your local politicians in person or online.
Share our political campaigns on social media.
Collect petition signatures.
Activities are flexible and are mostly done from home and locally. You'll receive all the training and support you need.
Short on time? Become an E-campaigner
Influencing Government can be as easy as clicking a button!
Make sure your politicians prioritise cancer. Join over 40,000 online campaigners saving lives by taking political actions online - it only takes a few minutes a month.
These quick and easy activities include signing petitions and emailing your local politicians.
Each month, you'll receive an email with a quick and easy online action you can take to influence the Government.
Every action helps to beat cancer.
Use your voice to speak out on cancer issues important to you.
Hear from our campaigners
Mercia, Campaigns Ambassador
“For me, beating cancer means more government support into early diagnosis and research.” Mercia volunteers as a Cancer Campaigns Ambassador, where she engages and influences political representatives, whilst also supporting at events to raise awareness of cancer to the public. “I am a cancer survivor and a nurse, so pushing for a change in policy to prevent cancer by encouraging early intervention is really important to me.”
“Volunteering for Cancer Research UK is inspirational and very informative. I feel supported in my role and would encourage others to join!”
Victoria, Campaigns Ambassador
"This year we've been forced to adapt, but that doesn't mean the campaigning has stopped. I've been volunteering from home by contacting politicians in Northern Ireland about CRUK's 'Safe Spaces for Cancer Services' campaign to ensure covid-protected cancer care is still accessible to all".
Jo, Campaigns Ambassador
“As a cancer widow and cancer survivor I became an Ambassador in 2011. I decided that this was a wonderfully structured, effective and targeted way of bringing meaning to the pain and anguish that cancer brings. Here in Scotland we are passionate about being a united front in the battle against cancer”.