Volunteer for us

Whether you could spare minutes or hours, days or weeks, you could make a meaningful difference to the lives of people affected by blood cancer. Make time matter and join our team as a volunteer.

If you’re looking to volunteer for LC, take a look at our opportunities below.

London Marathon - Cheer Team

Can you really scream? Join our Cheer Team!

Have you got a good set of lungs? If so, join us on April 26th and help cheer, jump, shout, clap and make some noise for our fabulous team of runners.

Event details:

Location: London, Jamaica Road – between mile 11 and 12 of route

Date: Sunday 26th April 2020

Time: Between 10am-3pm

What you will be provided with:

  • To help the environment on race day we will not be providing t-shirts or noise-making materials. We strongly suggest creating your own signs/tees and bringing them with you on the day.

Click here to join our cheer team

Family and friends of runners who may be coming up to watch their loved ones run are especially welcomed to join, you can come and go as you please, but are guaranteed to see your runner on the course. There will also be a meeting point with a gazebo after the finish line at the end of Horse Guards Parade in St James’ Park, where you can meet your loved ones who have completed the marathon. If you have any questions, contact Alex Halfpenny at alex.halfpenny@leukaemiacare.org.uk or call 01905 755 977.

Supermarket Collectors Wanted!

Community Supermarket Collector

Whether you could spare minutes or hours, days or weeks, you could make a meaningful difference to the lives of people affected by blood cancer. Make time matter and join our team as a volunteer.

We need people across the country to volunteer as Community Supermarket Collectors for us. This very flexible role can involve as much or as little time as you have and can fit around your daily responsibilities. The position involves contacting your local supermarkets, applying for and participating in charity collections for Leukaemia Care. Feel free to bring your friends, family and work colleagues along with you to help!

We will provide you with all the materials you need- letters of authority, collecting tins and bucket labels, paying in books and ID badges. We can also provide remote training and support from our existing supermarket collectors to help you get started and answer any questions.

This is an incredibly flexible opportunity suitable for a wide variety of ages and abilities. As long as you have the passion and have a friendly, positive attitude we would love to hear from you! The role requires you to be physically fit enough to potentially stand and collect for 2+ hours and friendly and confident enough to talk to members of the public and say thank you to people who have donated. We welcome applications from age 16+ and all over the country. The role can be done in your local area so there is very minimal travelling, hence we do not cover volunteer expenses.

For more information, contact our Community Fundraising Team on fundraising@leukaemiacare.org.uk

Media volunteer

The personal element of someone’s experience can often mean the difference between a story being covered or not. Journalists contacting Leukaemia Care are always keen to speak with people who have been affected by blood cancer – whether it’s themselves or a loved one. The personal, human aspect, told from an individual’s perspective makes a story come to life and may lead to readers recognising that they need support as well.

What is involved in becoming a media volunteer?

Blood cancers are being covered a lot more in the press and as we are a support charity who looks after the people affected now, we want to get as much exposure as we can to raise the profile of the charity and show people that there is support out there if they have been diagnosed, or know someone who has been. It’s only through speaking out about blood cancers and the support out there that can make others aware of the symptoms of blood cancer and the emotional as well as physical impact living with a blood cancer (as a patients and a carers) can bring. A media volunteer is someone who is happy to tell their story in the media. This could involve TV and radio interviews and interviews for newspapers or magazines over the phone.

What next?

If you’d like to join us and become a media volunteer, first of all you will just need to contact our Comms Team who will take a few details and speak to you about your story and your experiences.  We will never divulge your details to journalists without your permission and journalists will never contact you directly as all requests come via Leukaemia Care. Leukaemia Care will only contact you if your story fits what the journalist is looking for. Occasionally, media volunteers may need to take part in sensitive opportunities and won’t be taking part in opportunities that are seen to sensationalise living with a blood cancer.   If you would like to put yourself forward to speak with the press, please email communications@leukaemiacare.org.uk or call 01905 755 977.