Young Lives vs Cancer

Charity registered in Scotland SC039857

Young Lives vs Cancer (formerly Clic Sargent) is the UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people, and their families. We provide clinical, practical, financial and emotional support to help them cope with cancer and get the most out of life. We are there from diagnosis onwards and aim to help the whole family deal with the impact of cancer and its treatment, life after treatment and, in some cases, bereavement.

Today, 10 children and young people in the UK will hear the shocking news that they have cancer.

Current opportunities

Every year our collection tins sited in businesses around the country raise thousands of pounds to support our fight for young lives against cancer. As a Collection Tin Coordinator, you will be crucial to ensuring that the collection tins in your area are well managed and be the face of Young Lives vs Cancer to the businesses where they are sited. What you will be doing: • Seeking out new locations for collection tins, • Building relationships with people at tin locations • Placing and replacing tins four times per year • Counting and banking donations If you enjoy meeting people, are numerate and highly organised then this role will be ideal for you. We will ensure that you receive the right training and support for you to feel confident in your role.

Being a Young Lives vs Cancer Speaker means being the face of the charity. You will become known for your effective, informative and interesting presentations on our work. This is a flexible role, and will largely involve presenting at evenings and weekends, or as and when a group requires a talk. The role is a proactive one, with a focus on developing relationships with new supporters, and can include - Promoting the work of Young Lives vs Cancer by organising and giving talks and presentations; Proactively approaching local companies, groups and organisations in order to organise speaking opportunities; Collecting cheques from community groups, businesses and organisations – saying thank you and giving a talk on behalf of Young Lives vs Cancer. Experience of public speaking is desirable but not essential

As Fundraising Engagement Volunteer you’ll be helping to raise awareness and increase income to Young Lives vs Cancer by supporting the fundraising team. Your role will be to help support local events and help represent the charity in your local community. This role is varied, very flexible and essential to ensuring Young Lives vs Cancer’s presence is felt far and wide. Just some of the things you might be doing include: • Support with organising fundraising events in your area • Representing the charity at events and cheque presentations • Organising and participating in bucket collections • Placing collection tins in various locations • Raising awareness You will need to be over 18 and have a good knowledge of your local area, enjoy meeting and talking to people and have a positive attitude.