Volunteer to collect money near you
Join our cancer-fighting fundraising team and make a difference in your community right now.
We've got bucket collections happening across the UK all year round. Each one is your chance to help us raise thousands for life-saving research.
Donate your time to help beat cancer sooner.
Your collections questions answered
You can volunteer for as little as an hour. You'll be told the time of the collection once you've signed up for it.
Each collection will have different collecting time slots available. The collection coordinator will be in touch with you after you have signed up to volunteer to arrange a suitable time with you.
Most timeslots will be around 2 hours long but you can arrange with the coordinator to volunteer for a shorter or longer time.
Collections in town centres are typically between 8am and 6pm and at train stations between 7am and 7pm.
The collection coordinator will tell you everything you need to know about the collection day, including where to go and what to expect. You’ll be given a t-shirt, bucket and items to hand out in return for a donation on the day.
Hand all the money collected and the materials you were given back to the coordinator on the day.
The coordinator of the collection will let you know how much has been 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 need to have the consent of your parent or guardian to sign up.
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.