Help us to stop bowel cancer

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 workplaces.

The talks raise awareness of signs and symptoms, risk factors and screening as well as highlighting the volunteers own experience. 

You can be located anywhere in the UK and our volunteers include people of all ages. 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 one event per month and you must be comfortable speaking in public.

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."

Meet more of our volunteers

To apply, download and complete the application form and email volunteer@bowelcanceruk.org.uk 

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 community@bowelcanceruk.org.uk   

  • London Marathon Sunday 23 April
  • Stirling Scottish Marathon Sunday 21 May
  • Edinburgh Marathon Festival Sunday 28 May
  • Great North Run Sunday 10 September
  • Walk Together in London, Edinburgh or Belfast Saturday 23 September
  • Royal Parks Half Marathon Sunday 8 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 volunteer@bowelcanceruk.org.uk 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 volunteer@bowelcanceruk.org.uk 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