Volunteer at Kidscan

We have a variety of volunteer roles, with something to suit everybody, from charity office roles to street collection crews. Whatever you can offer we can find a role to suit you.

Make a real difference

At Kidscan we are always looking for enthusiastic, outgoing volunteers to help us with our work. From cheering on fundraisers at events, to collecting funds at one of our bucket collections you can use your skills in a variety of ways and even learn new skills as you go! To get involved explore the opportunities below, or register your interest on the link below.

Current Opportunities

Volunteering not only benefits Kidscan, but can help you develop a range of skills to strengthen your CV. Complete our enquiry form and we will get straight back to you to discuss the best opportunity for you!

Lee's Story

My father died from cancer when I was very young, and so I wanted to get involved in something that is involved with cancer, and I couldn’t think of a small child dying of the disease and the knock-on effect with the whole family, not just the child it’s parents it’s relatives

From volunteering I get a sense of accomplishment, I’ve liked learning about all the different projects, and I like that it makes a difference. I said to some people that volunteering is the best job I have ever had only because of what you are getting out of it, you can help people – if I can walk home and say right, I have helped someone today then I’m happy with that!

Volunteering FAQ's

Find out more about becoming a volunteer at Kidscan Children’s Cancer Research. Can’t find what you’re looking for? Contact us and one of our team will be in touch to answer your questions!

What skills and attributes do I need?

At Kidscan we offer a variety of different opportunities from bucket collections to working our office, all suited to different people. All we ask is that you are enthusiastic, reliable and passionate about the work we do.

When you apply to volunteer, our volunteer co-ordinator will arrange an informal chat to go through your skills, and what you want to gain from volunteering. They will then help to match you with the right role for you and can even organise role specific training.

What support will be provided?

At Kidscan we provide you with everything you need to carry out your role as a volunteer including equipment and training.

When you join the volunteer team, you will receive a full induction relevant to your role alongside our volunteer handbook.You will be assigned a key contact within the team, so you can always get in touch with someone if you need a helping hand – and you’ll also be invited to join our group of volunteers on Facebook where you can connect with other Kidscan volunteers!

We also cover any out of pocket expenses agreed to carry out your role.

How much time do I need to commit

At Kidscan we rely heavily on volunteers to help us carry out our work and every minute donated is always appreciated! You may choose to donate a couple of hours at one bucket collection, or become a regular volunteer – donating a regular amount of time each week or month. When you register to become a Kidscan volunteer, our volunteer co-ordinator will get to know you, and how much time you want to commit before matching you to the perfect role!

Some of our roles require a certain amount of commitment which will be listed on the specific job profile above.

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