Volunteer to collect money near you

World Cancer Day is coming on 4 February 2017!  Find your nearest bucket collection today.

Volunteering at a bucket collection is an easy way to make a difference this World Cancer Day.  Help us unite the nation by joining your local collection team.

You’ll be handing out Unity Bands, the icon of World Cancer Day, in return for a suggested donation of £2.  Collecting is a great way to meet people in your local area. What's more, you'll be helping to fund amazing research to beat cancer sooner with every penny you collect. 

Your collections questions answered

You can volunteer for as little as an hour. Each collection has different collecting time slots available and after signing up, the coordinator will be in touch to arrange a time with you. 

Timeslots are generally 2 hours long. You can arrange with the coordinator to volunteer for a shorter or longer time.

Most collections in town centres are between 8am and 6pm and at train stations between 7am and 7pm.


Your collection coordinator will meet you and tell you everything you need to know including where to stand and what to expect. You’ll get a t-shirt to wear, bucket to hold and items to hand out in return for a donation. 


Return all the money you collected and the materials you were given to the coordinator after your shift. They'll tell you how much was raised in total after the collection has taken place. 

Only people aged 16 and older on the day of the collection can collect. If you are 16 or 17, you'll need to have permission from your parent or guardian to sign up.

On 4 February, World Cancer Day 2017 we’re asking every person in the UK to join forces to beat cancer. We want to save more lives, sooner by accelerating the progress of lifesaving research. 

Meet our volunteers

We rely on amazing people across the UK who donate their time to collect money for our life saving research.

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