Volunteer for us
We are always looking for enthusiastic people to help with our work. We have a range of volunteering opportunities for you to get involved with.
Raise awareness of bowel cancer
We’re looking for volunteers across the UK to join us and help raise awareness of bowel cancer up and down the country. If you’ve been affected by bowel cancer, why not become one of our awareness volunteers and give talks about the disease to community groups and workplace?
The talks raise awareness of signs and symptoms, risk factors and screening as well as highlighting your own experience.
You can be located anywhere in the UK. Our volunteers include people of all ages, and you don’t have to have any previous experience of volunteering or giving presentations. A full day's training is given with plenty of time to practice the presentation, and we will support you every step of the way. We ask for a commitment of around one event per month but we welcome people who can give any amount of their time.
Volunteer Helen Watson said: "I really love volunteering for Bowel Cancer UK because I feel so fortunate that I was diagnosed and treated early. Now I like to feel I am helping others overcome fear and apprehension if they have symptoms. I really hope my tale of doing the screening test encourages others to do it in good time. I also meet lots of interesting people when I give awareness talks and I feel Bowel Cancer UK staff really appreciate the work of their volunteers."
The employees all found the volunteer’s presentation very useful and engaging, particularly because he spoke from personal experience. I think we all learned a lot about the symptoms.
Support our fundraising
Fundraising volunteers offer vital support to our fundraising team. From cheering on fundraisers at running events to marshalling our walks or taking part in a street collection. Being a fundraising volunteer is fun and rewarding so please spare a couple of hours and join our team.
We are looking for volunteers to help at the events below. If you are interested, please call 0207 940 1769 or email email@example.com
- Anglesey Half Marathon – Sunday 3 March 2019
- The Vitality Big Half – Sunday 10 March 2019
- London Landmarks Half Marathon – Sunday 24 March 2019
- Manchester Marathon – 7 April 2019
- Virgin Money London Marathon – Sunday 28 April 2019
- Simplyhealth Great Stirling Run – Sunday 28 April 2019
- Edinburgh Marathon Festival – 25-26 May 2019
- Vitality London 10,000 – Monday 27 May 2019
- JCP Swansea Half Marathon – Sunday 23 June 2019
- Simply Health Great North Run – Sunday 8 September 2019
- Bank of Scottland Great Scottish Run – 28-29 September 2019
- Loch Ness Marathon – Sunday 6 October
- Royal Parks Half Marathon – Sunday 13 October
Share your story
We are always looking for people to share their story about their experience of bowel cancer and Bowel Cancer UK. Whether you have personal experience of bowel cancer yourself or through a family member or friend, we use personal stories in the media, on our website, on social media and in our publications. Fill out our simple online form
Campaign with us
Sign up as a campaign supporter and help us to improve early diagnosis and access to best treatment and care for everyone affected by bowel cancer across the UK. We email campaign supporters to update them on our latest campaigns and how they can take action. Sign up
Share your views
We often look for people with experience of bowel cancer to volunteer and take part in focus group discussions in order to gain insight into patients' experience of their treatment and care. To find out more email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 7940 1760.
Volunteer at our offices
If you are London or Edinburgh based we often need volunteers in our offices. Let us know how you would like to get involved. To find out more email email@example.com or call 020 7940 1760.
I really love volunteering for Bowel Cancer UK because I feel so fortunate that I was diagnosed and treated early. I hope my tale of doing the screening test encourages others to do it. Volunteer Helen