Apply for volunteering in our shops

If you’re 16 or 17 years old, you must be part of a recognised scheme and apply in-store with a parent or guardian present.

Form fields marked with ‘ * ’ are mandatory and you must provide information

Need help? If you have any questions or feedback about this form, please contact us here

Shop location

Use the drop down menu to select the shop you would like to volunteer at

Personal details

We’ll use this to email you about your application. You can opt out at any time.
We use this information to check if you’ve supported Cancer Research UK before. This will help us to make sure that our records are up to date so we can send you relevant information. You must be aged 16 and over to volunteer. If you’re aged between 16 and 18 you must be part of a recognised scheme and apply in-store with a parent or guardian present.

Emergency contact details

Health and additional support

If you’re disabled or have a physical or mental health condition that might make it hard for you to volunteer with us, please tell us so we can do our best to support you.
If you would prefer to discuss how we could support you in person, you may do so in your chosen CRUK shop

Criminal convictions

Please select ‘yes’ if you have any criminal convictions which are not yet spent under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. If you are not sure whether your convictions are spent, guidance can be found here. If you have an unspent conviction, it doesn’t necessarily mean you can’t volunteer with Cancer Research UK but we’ll need to consider it when reviewing your application. If you fail to disclose an unspent conviction, or provide false or misleading information, we may withdraw any volunteering opportunity.


Please provide two references to support your application. We need this information to check applicants’ suitability for the volunteering role and comply with safeguarding guidance. Please complete the referee details below. We may need to contact them in relation to your application. 

Referees cannot be directly related to you by blood or marriage and they need to have known you for at least two years.
Referees cannot be directly related to you by blood or marriage and they need to have known you for at least two years.

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How we use information about you

Sometimes we may research you using publicly available sources, like the electoral register. We do this to make our fundraising efforts targeted and effective, and to understand how much you might be able to give. This allows us to be more efficient and cost-effective with our resources. And it helps ensure we do not send you information that’s irrelevant or intrusive. 
Also, we may try to get up to date contact details for you using external sources if you move house. This is so we can stay in touch with you in accordance with your wishes.

To recognise the amazing work done by our volunteers, Cancer Research UK may wish to put forward certain volunteers for internal awards. These nominations would include information regarding your reasons for volunteering for CRUK, as well as other personal details. If you would rather CRUK did not process your personal information to put you forward for an award, please let us know at  

Manage how we contact you and use your information

You can change how we contact you, and how we gather and use information about you, at any time. 

Read more about how we target our fundraising and keep up to date with you in our privacy policy.  

We’d like to regularly update you with the latest and breaking cancer news, health tips, campaigns and ways you can get involved. You can opt out at any time.  

Volunteering policy

Please read our Welcome to Volunteering booklet.

Your data

This form requests that you provide us with both personal data and sensitive personal data. Sensitive personal data includes, but is not limited to, information related to your health, and criminal convictions. By providing us with any personal data and sensitive personal data, you agree that Cancer Research UK may hold and use your personal data and sensitive personal data to consider your suitability to be a volunteer, manage your role as a volunteer and to keep in touch with you. This information, including the information contained in this form can be stored by us on both manual and computer files. It will be held securely and only accessed by authorised personnel within Cancer Research UK or, exceptionally, provided to third parties where required by law (for example to government bodies and law enforcement agencies).

Personal declaration

Please tick below to confirm that you have read and agree to the following:

  1. I will comply with all Cancer Research UK policies and guidelines made available to me including those outlined in the Welcome to Volunteering booklet and health and safety guidelines;
  2. Anything I create as part of my volunteer role will be owned by Cancer Research UK;  
  3. I will notify Cancer Research UK of any changes in circumstances that may affect my volunteering;
  4. Cancer Research UK may contact the referees provided in this form as part of the application process;
  5. I am volunteering entirely at my own risk and Cancer Research UK shall not be liable in any way for any injury or loss I might suffer as a result of my volunteering unless caused by Cancer Research UK’s negligence; and
  6. I confirm that the answers that I have provided on this form are true.

Personal declaration