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Volunteers' Week begins Tuesday 1st to Monday 7th June and we want to give a massive thank you to our volunteers here at Cancer Education UK. Without them we would not be where we are today! We know there is nothing more precious than time, and we thank you for giving us some of yours to help others.

Benefits of volunteering

As a volunteer myself and working with the team in Cancer Education UK, I can easily see how passionate we are in our various roles within the charity. Sometimes the role we volunteer in is unlike our usual 9-5 jobs, which is great! We get to find that fire in our belly and see where our passion lies by choosing where we volunteer, whom we give our time to, learn new skills and bring out our creativity. We also meet new friends, other like-minded volunteers and inspirational people in the charity or organization we are genuinely concerned about. Our selflessness is not lost though as we get a thrill when we see our hard work paying off and the charity getting the recognition it deserves!

If you are thinking of volunteering here are a few of the benefits:

  1. You can volunteer in your own time, usually at a time that suits you.

  2. You can learn new skills to help you develop in your career.

  3. The social factor is real! You meet lots of new and interesting people.

  4. Find a cause you are passionate about and maybe one day it will become part of your career.

  5. You can try lots of positions within the company and really get to know what you would enjoy doing more of.

  6. You are using your time to help others and make the world a better place – what is better than that.

If you would be interested in volunteering with us we would be delighted to speak to you further. We have lots of exciting opportunities and campaigns this year and would love your help! Please send your CV and a short email outlining what your ideal role would be to:


Have a look around our website and social media channels to see exactly the services we provide! We would also really appreciate it if you could sign our petition for other types of skin-coloured prosthetics to be readily available to ethnic minorities. In achieving this goal, we need 10,000 signatures on the petition, in order to take forward the initiative and involve government participation.