Cancer Research UK

Charity registered in Scotland SC041666

Our aim is to ensure more people survive cancer. We support the work of more than 4,000 researchers, doctors and nurses throughout the UK, fighting cancer on all fronts. Every day, our researchers make cutting-edge discoveries in our labs, and our doctors and nurses pioneer new treatments with patients in hospitals. We run high-profile health awareness campaigns and provide clear information to help people understand more about cancer and the steps everyone can take to reduce their risk of developing the disease. We also lobby the government to make sure cancer stays at the top of the political agenda.


Current opportunities

Play your part and support life-saving research. Every step we make towards beating cancer relies on every pound, every hour and every person. Be a part of Kendal’s friendly fundraising group; raising awareness and life-saving funds in your local community. The Kendal Group raise vital funds for essential research in the North West and Nationally Thanks to the generosity of our volunteers and supporters, Cancer Research UK funds over 4,000 scientists, doctors and nurses across the UK. If you’re looking to get involved with something different and make a difference then the Kendal Fundraising Group could be for you. Together we will beat cancer. What will you be doing? Working in partnership with the Chair and Treasurer to identify new ideas and opportunities to maximise local fundraising efforts Work together with all members to help plan and coordinate group fundraising activities. Attending a monthly meeting, taking notes and action points Maintaining Group data Represent Cancer Research UK and the Kendal group in the local community. Support the group to adhere to Cancer Research UK legal and health and safety guidelines (everybody’s responsibility) Keep up to date with and share the latest news and activities from Cancer Research UK Your Commitment and Location Probably 2 – 4 hours a week depending on activities. Generally all activities are within the locality What type of person we are looking for You will be enthusiastic and motivated, with a local knowledge of your community and a passion for the work of Cancer Research UK. You will work alongside the rest of the fundraising group to generate new ideas, build and maintain effective relationships and support the delivery of fundraising events. What support we will give you What you can expect from Cancer Research UK · An induction and ongoing support and guidance from your Local Relationship Manager and Chair of the group, as well as fellow volunteers · Advice on how to promote a variety of fundraising events · The opportunity to gain an insight into the work of Cancer Research UK and an understanding of how supporters funds are used. What benefits can you get from this role? · Meet like-minded people who are working together to raise money for Cancer Research UK · Know you are helping Cancer Research UK bring forward the day when all cancers are cured · Be involved in a wide range of exciting fundraising activities and events · Development and support of new and existing skills Where will this role be based? This is a home-based role however part of your role will include you being ‘out and about’ in the community e.g. committee meetings, fundraising events etc

Volunteer in our shops Our  shop volunteers  are  helping us beat cancer right now.   In 2019/20, 14,000 volunteers gave 3.1 million hours of their time and sold items totalling £15million. These funds are helping us start new clinical trials and research treatments as we speak.  If you  volunteer  at a Cancer Research UK shop,  you too could make a real difference to what we can achieve.  Nothing we do would be possible without  amazing volunteers  like you.  You’ll also  gain valuable skills to help develop your CV and experience.  And you’ll volunteer alongside a wonderful team of passionate, friendly people  who will support you  every step of the way.  Volunteering is open to everyone and no experience is required.  So,  if you’re looking for a new challenge, we’d love to hear from  you.  What do shop volunteers do?  Volunteering in our shops is varied, exciting and rewarding. No two days are the same and you have the chance to flex different skills regularly. There are always new opportunities to keep you engaged and help you grow and develop in your role.  While this list is not exhaustive, it gives you a flavour of some of the typical tasks in our charity shops:  Serving customers, taking  payments  and providing good all-round customer service  Sorting through donated items and pricing stock  Working on window and shop displays  Keeping the shop tidy, clean and well organised  Interacting with the general public  Following new health, safety and social distancing measures  You don’t need any experience to volunteer  You just need to be motivated, hardworking and enjoy being part of a team. There’ll be a full induction as well as ongoing training opportunities to make sure you’re fully confident and able to excel in your role.  Why should I volunteer? Volunteering brings a wealth of benefits, both personal and professional.   Every volunteer hour  you  donate means we can sell 6 items and make £20 of income. So, if you volunteer for a 7-hour day, this can generate £140. That means that every day you volunteer, you’ll be raising more funds to beat cancer.   You’ll gain important skills that are hugely valued in the workplace such as teamwork, communication and using your initiative.  You can boost your CV by working towards an NVQ in Retail with Derby College,  and  we'll provide you with a reference.  It will allow you to get involved in your local community and to meet new friends.  Our friendly  CRUK  team will be there to support you all the way – offering guidance and helping you build your confidence.  It’s fun – you’ll gain real satisfaction from volunteering alongside our warm, friendly shop volunteers who will make you feel right at home. The minimum age for volunteering in our shops is 18 . If  you’re aged  between 16 -18 you may still be able to volunteer in our  shops,  but you must be on a recognised scheme, for example, the Duke of Edinburgh. 

Volunteer in our shops Our shop volunteers are helping us beat cancer right now.   In 2019/20, 14,000 volunteers gave 3.1 million hours of their time and sold items totalling £15million. These funds are helping us start new clinical trials and research treatments as we speak.  If you volunteer at a Cancer Research UK shop, you too could make a real difference to what we can achieve.  Nothing we do would be possible without amazing volunteers like you.  You’ll also gain valuable skills to help develop your CV and experience.  And you’ll volunteer alongside a wonderful team of passionate, friendly people who will support you every step of the way.  Volunteering is open to everyone and no experience is required.  So, if you’re looking for a new challenge, we’d love to hear from you.  What do shop volunteers do?  Volunteering in our shops is varied, exciting and rewarding. No two days are the same and you have the chance to flex different skills regularly. There are always new opportunities to keep you engaged and help you grow and develop in your role.  While this list is not exhaustive, it gives you a flavour of some of the typical tasks in our charity shops:  Serving customers, taking payments and providing good all-round customer service  Sorting through donated items and pricing stock  Working on window and shop displays  Keeping the shop tidy, clean and well organised  Interacting with the general public  Following new health, safety and social distancing measures  You don’t need any experience to volunteer  You just need to be motivated, hardworking and enjoy being part of a team. There’ll be a full induction as well as ongoing training opportunities to make sure you’re fully confident and able to excel in your role.  Why should I volunteer? Volunteering brings a wealth of benefits, both personal and professional.   Every volunteer hour you donate means we can sell 6 items and make £20 of income. So, if you volunteer for a 7-hour day, this can generate £140. That means that every day you volunteer, you’ll be raising more funds to beat cancer.   You’ll gain important skills that are hugely valued in the workplace such as teamwork, communication and using your initiative.  You can boost your CV by working towards an NVQ in Retail with Derby College and we'll provide you with a reference.  It will allow you to get involved in your local community and to meet new friends.  Our friendly CRUK team will be there to support you all the way – offering guidance and helping you build your confidence.  It’s fun – you’ll gain real satisfaction from volunteering alongside our warm, friendly shop volunteers who will make you feel right at home. The minimum age for volunteering in our shops is 18. If you’re aged between 16 -18 you may still be able to volunteer in our shops, but you must be on a recognised scheme, for example, the Duke of Edinburgh. 

Volunteer in our shops Our shop volunteers are helping us beat cancer right now.   In 2019/20, 14,000 volunteers gave 3.1 million hours of their time and sold items totalling £15million. These funds are helping us start new clinical trials and research treatments as we speak.  If you volunteer at a Cancer Research UK shop, you too could make a real difference to what we can achieve. Nothing we do would be possible without amazing volunteers like you.  You’ll also gain valuable skills to help develop your CV and experience. And you’ll volunteer alongside a wonderful team of passionate, friendly people who will support you every step of the way.  Volunteering is open to everyone and no experience is required. So, if you’re looking for a new challenge, we’d love to hear from you.  What do shop volunteers do?  Volunteering in our shops is varied, exciting and rewarding. No two days are the same and you have the chance to flex different skills regularly. There are always new opportunities to keep you engaged and help you grow and develop in your role.  While this list is not exhaustive, it gives you a flavour of some of the typical tasks in our charity shops:  Serving customers, taking cash and providing good all-round customer service  Sorting through donated items and pricing stock  Working on window and shop displays  Keeping the shop tidy, clean and well organised  Interacting with the general public  Following new health, safety and social distancing measures  You don’t need any experience to volunteer  You just need to be motivated, hardworking and enjoy being part of a team. There’ll be a full induction as well as ongoing training opportunities to make sure you’re fully confident and able to excel in your role.  Why should I volunteer? Volunteering brings a wealth of benefits, both personal and professional.   Every volunteer hour you donate means we can sell 6 items and make £20 of income. So, if you volunteer for a 7-hour day, this can generate £140. That means that every day you volunteer, you’ll be raising more funds to beat cancer.   You’ll gain important skills that are hugely valued in the workplace such as teamwork, communication and using your initiative.  You can boost your CV by working towards an NVQ in Retail with Derby College, and we'll provide you with a reference.  It will allow you to get involved in your local community and to meet new friends.  Our friendly CRUK team will be there to support you all the way – offering guidance and helping you build your confidence.  It’s fun – you’ll gain real satisfaction from volunteering alongside our warm, friendly shop volunteers who will make you feel right at home. The minimum age for volunteering in our shops is 18 . If you’re aged between 16 -18 you may still be able to volunteer in our shops, but you must be on a recognised scheme, for example the Duke of Edinburgh.