Volunteering opportunities

Help us to improve the lives of everyone affected by leukaemia by volunteering your time and experience. Learn more about the latest volunteering opportunities at Leukaemia Care.

Volunteers play a crucial role in Leukaemia Care; the expertise and skills of patients, carers and healthcare professionals in the blood cancer community is hugely valuable and there is so much that each individual volunteer has to offer.

We recognise the significance of any time that you can offer and endeavour to make your volunteering experience as rewarding and enjoyable as possible. Some of our volunteer roles are on-going and some are event specific, whether you have lots of time to offer or a very limited amount there will be a role below that allows you to be involved. 


Volunteering roles available

Area Ambassador

Help us to make sure the right information is available to other patients in your area.

An area ambassador will be regularly visiting hospital (at least a few times a year) either as a patient or as a family member of a patient.

We are asking that when you have a hospital appointment, you take a moment to notice if there are any Leukaemia Care posters or patient information booklets displayed, then let our Volunteer Coordinator know by email or phone. If there aren’t any displayed, we will get in touch with the hospital to make sure they know about the free services on offer to their patients and their families. We will offer to deliver posters and booklets for them to display and hand out.

We also want to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of leukaemia with GPs and pharmacists especially during Blood Cancer Awareness Month in September. Similar to when you go to hospital we’d like you to use any GP or other healthcare related appointments you have (Pharmacy, Dentist, Opticians) to check what information is available in the facility and (if you’re happy to so) to offer to leave posters or leaflets with them to display.

View the Area Ambassador Volunteer role specification here.

Buddy Scheme

Lend your ear and experience to someone going through a similar experience to yours.

After a blood cancer diagnosis, some people find it particularly helpful to talk to someone who has had a similar experience. They may have been diagnosed with the same condition, faced the same treatment options, and may have shared the same worries, concerns, happy times, or sad times.

Our one-to-one buddy support service matches people who have been diagnosed with leukaemia or those caring for them with one of our trained volunteers for regular or one-off telephone calls or emails.

We don’t expect you to have any specific skills or training, just your own experience of leukaemia. We will provide you with the training needed (this is a study pack that can be completed from home), and we will then pair you up with a suitable match.

More information about our Buddy Scheme and how to apply can be accessed here.

View the Buddy Volunteer role specification here.


Our bitesize micro-volunteering tasks have been designed so that they can be completed in as little as 60 seconds but produce maximum impact by raising awareness of the charity. Making a difference to our charity has never been easier, choose a micro-volunteering task to suit you here.

Completed a micro-volunteering task? Amazing! Please tell us what task you’ve carried out by emailing volunteering@leukaemiacare.org.uk we want to thank you!

London Marathon Cheer Squad

We’re looking for enthusiastic cheerers to join us at the London Marathon on the 21st April 2024 to cheer on our fabulous fundraising runners.

What we need from you:

  • Bags and bags of enthusiasm
  • Be able to make as much noise as possible
  • Ideally, you’ll join us for a three to four hour period

What you’ll receive from us:

  • You’ll be able to soak up the amazing race atmosphere and have a fun day out!
  • Being part of an amazing fundraising experience and helping us to improve the lives of those affected by leukaemia.

If you feel like this is right up your street complete the contact form below or email volunteering@leukaemiacare.org.uk.

Patient Advisory Panels

Use your experience to help us to improve the lives of patients and their families.

The patient advisory panels are vital for us to be the best advocates and to truly understand the patient experience. We are looking for patients with leukaemia, MDS or MPN or for people who care for someone with one of these blood cancers. You can be at any stage of your blood cancer pathway; we want our panels to be representative of the widest possible range of experiences to enable us to understand the issues all patients and their families face.

The panel meets twice a year (currently via Zoom) and can cover topics such as patient experience and issues faced, improving our information and booklets, feedback on our strategy and services, ways for people to get involved such as fundraising and awareness.

View the Patient Advisory Panel role specification here.

Interested in a volunteering role?

Complete the form below and tell us what role you’re interested in and we’ll be in touch.

    As a volunteer you will be offered full guidance and support by our Volunteer Coordinator Zoe Collins. You can contact Zoe by calling 07534 072 332 or by emailing volunteering@leukaemiacare.org.uk.