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Teenage Cancer Trust is grateful to our volunteers across the country. They support us at events and help us raise awareness of our services.

Christine Bleakley recently volunteered on Teenage Cancer Trust’s unit at the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff as part of Daybreak’s new Donate a Day initiative. She spent the day talking to young people and participating in some art therapy. Teenage Cancer Trust is unable to accept the many kind offers of volunteering on the units themselves but we’d love your help in many other ways.

Our volunteering opportunities differ throughout the year. You can see our current opportunities here...

Get started as a Teenage Cancer Trust volunteer by emailing [email protected] or download and complete this registration form.

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Volunteering...

Volunteering is a great way for you to make use of your skills, get involved in your local community and gain valuable experience while supporting the work of Teenage Cancer Trust.

Examples of what you could you do as an individual volunteer:

Teenage Cancer Trust is unable to accept the many kind offers of volunteering on the units themselves but we’d love your help in many other ways. Below are just a few of the ways that you can get involved as a volunteer.

  • Bucket collecting and helping out at our many and varied events nationwide
  • Fundraising
  • Admin support at our Teenage Cancer Trust head office in London
  • Admin support for our regional teams
  • Assistance with music events
  • Assistance with Direct Marketing mail outs
  • Training and Development
  • Research
  • Family Support – e.g. offer transport for patients and families
  • Getting involved with Treks and Challenges both as an entrant and a supporter
  • Write to your local MP about improving cancer services for young people at your local hospital

We greatly value and appreciate the work of volunteers; many of our initiatives wouldn't be possible without the generous amount of time given by our volunteers. And we welcome any ideas you have too!

Tomas' Trek

Teenage Cancer Trust volunteer Thomas Testorf has been familiar with our the work of Teenage Cancer Trust for many years and has volunteered at our offices in the past, but last year he decided to take on a much bigger challenge – he climbed Machu Picchu. Thomas He raised over £4,000 for us, while experiencing the journey of a lifetime.

The 2011 trek to Machu Picchu was not only my first trek with Teenage Cancer Trust, but also my first ever trek.

My family and I have supported the trust for many years and in 2005 I worked as a volunteer at their head office on Friday afternoons after school. Having graduated from university this year, I thought it would be a great opportunity to finally go on one of the Teenage Cancer Trust treks.

I have always enjoyed long-distance walking and have been camping a number of times before, but have never combined the two. Although I did know one of the other trekkers, it was quite overwhelming at first, especially as the majority of the others already knew each other and had been on Teenage Cancer Trust treks before, but everyone was very welcoming and friendly when we met each other at the airport.

I was delighted that there were people of all ages, ranging from 16-74, and from all over the UK. I was never worried about my fitness levels and about the physically challenging aspects of the trek, but I was concerned about altitude sickness, especially as I had never been as high as 4,600m before.

Fortunately, I was only minorly affected and it did not in any way hinder the fantastic experience I had walking across the Andes. The knowledgeable and extremely organised guides, the delicious food throughout the entire duration of the trek, the panoramic views at heights I had never reached before, the fresh mountain air, the potent Pisco sours, friendly (well, most of the time…) alpacas and, of course, the other trekkers, who could not have been any more wonderful than they were.

I can’t wait to go on my next trekking adventure and I definitely wouldn’t do it without Teenage Cancer Trust. - Thomas Testorf

The highlight of the British music calendar

Teenage Cancer Trust's iconic shows at the Royal Albert Hall have raised over £17 million to help young people fight cancer. They have featured performers such as Paul McCartney, Noel Gallagher, The Who, Coldplay, Florence and the Machine, Pulp, Russell Brand, Arctic Monkeys, Ricky Gervais and Jessie J.

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Volunteer stories

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