Three Reasons to Volunteer

Why volunteer with Cancer Research UK?


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Why join us?

Joining us as a volunteer means you’re joining a movement of people passionate about beating cancer. People driven to give their time so we can fund research that will save lives.

But aside from beating cancer, you’ll also be growing your network, learning new skills, and maybe even smiling a lot more than you did before.

Here are three reasons why we think you should join us.


We want our volunteers to get the most out of their time volunteering. You'll be matched with a volunteering manager to help you find all the information and training you need to do your volunteering role.

Not only will you build new skills through volunteering, but our volunteers tell us they make great friends and meet inspiring people. Volunteering can also improve your wellbeing and give you the personal satisfaction that you're making a difference to our life-saving work.

1. You'll be saving lives by helping us fund vital research


Cancer Research UK have been at the heart of the progress that has already seen cancer survival in the UK double in the last 40 years. Find out how we are beating cancer.

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2. You'll learn new skills and build your network in the community

Shop volunteer

Looking to boost your employability? Want to meet new people in your area? By volunteering with us, you could gain new skills, build your network and gain valuable experience, all while you're helping to save lives.

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3. You'll join a warm and welcoming community where we recognise our volunteers

volunteers with arms around each other

Thanks to our volunteers, we’ve made huge advances in the prevention, detection and treatment of cancer. And we love to celebrate the achievements of our volunteers, particularly at our annual Flame of Hope award ceremony. Read on for more stories. 

Recognising our volunteers