Volunteering opportunities

Contribute your time and expertise to enhance the lives of those impacted by leukaemia through volunteering with us.

Volunteers are crucial in Leukaemia Care, bringing valuable expertise from patients, carers, and healthcare professionals. We aim to make your volunteering experience rewarding and enjoyable, with roles to fit any schedule. Explore below to get involved!

“I have benefited from my involvement with the buddying scheme as it has brought some purpose and usefulness back into my life.” 

– Leukaemia Care Volunteer

Volunteering roles available

Buddy Scheme

Share your experience with someone in a similar situation

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.


Ideal for minimal time but you will create maximum impact

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

“The best day out!”

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

Cheer point details
Location: Sunday 21st April 2024
Time: Meet at 10am – 2pm
Location: Bermondsey between mile 11 and 12 (194A Jamaica Rd, London SE16 4RT)

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.

Advisory Panel

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

The Advisory Panel is a group of people with lived experience of leukaemia, MDS or MPN, whether a patient, family member, friend, or carer. They give us an insight into the experience of living with leukaemia and to guide us on the decisions we’re making and the way we are helping.

Our advisory panel members are keen to engage with us continuously as and when we need their feedback. This can be through emails, surveys and polls or could be through focus groups around specific topics.

View the Advisory Panel role specification here


Be a change maker!

As a campaigner, you’ll be empowered to advocate for those affected by leukaemia, raising crucial issues with local MPs. Whether it’s a visit to Downing Street or a heartfelt email, your voice will make a difference. Join a community dedicated to driving change and improving the lives of leukaemia patients nationwide. Together, we can amplify awareness, secure support, and shape policies that prioritise the needs of those living with leukaemia. Take action now and be a force for positive change!

Interested in a volunteering role?

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