Volunteer to collect money near you
Volunteering at a bucket collection is an easy way to make a difference and 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.
Our next big collection is for World Cancer Day on 4 February 2017. 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.
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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.
I’m responsible for looking after the whole collection day, making sure volunteers know what to do and have everything they need. I love meeting new people from my local area.
I'm always thinking of ways I can get my friends involved and volunteering at collections is a great way for us all to help out. I think it’s really important to contribute to the great work Cancer Research UK does and to help raise awareness.
I had such a fun time doing it! I got to meet lots of new people and had a great laugh with the public. I was amazed at how much was collected in one day.
Collecting is a great way of raising money for Cancer Research UK and it is lovely to meet people and listen to their experiences.
I feel really humbled and privileged to have collected for Cancer Research UK's Stand Up to Cancer campaign at Newcastle Central Station. The biggest thing was the generosity of the people passing by and donating their hard earned cash.