Teenage Cancer Trust is an exciting place to volunteer (Don't take our word for it, why not see what our volunteers have to say). The main ways our volunteers support are by cheering on our runners at challenge events and being Bucket Bosses to collect much needed funds at events to enable us to reach and support more young people affected by cancer. Most of the roles take place at weekends or on weekday evenings so please bear this in mind when applying. This page gives you a bit of a taster of the types of things we have on offer across the year across the UK.

If anything takes your fancy, visit our current opportunities page to see what we've got available right now.

We know how important it is to recognise and embrace the differences that make you, you. We are committed to making our organisation a place where diversity of people is recognised and valued and where everyone has the same opportunities, is supported to achieve their very best and all feel welcome, included and part of the wider Teenage Cancer Trust team.

We strive to create an Inclusive culture where people feel valued, involved, and appreciated, with a sense of belonging regardless of their differences. We aspire to achieve this by learning from individuals’ lived experience, by listening to their views, adjusting how our policies and processes and how we interact with our volunteers to ensure our actions align with our goal of being a diverse and inclusive organisation.

Bucket Bosses

Here at Teenage Cancer Trust, we love buckets.. raising money with them that is! The general public see our volunteers in shops, at events and on the streets flaunting their buckets to raise money for young people with cancer.

Wherever they are, whoever they are, they are channelling the amazing determination and teenage spirit of our young people.

Ready to rock a bucket? Check out our current opportunities page to see where you can help.

Fundraising Events

Teenage Cancer Trust fundraising events are one of a kind. Volunteers make sure the events run smoothly, from helping to manage an auction at an awards ceremony torunning the registration stall at a sports event, they make things happen.

By volunteering your time to support an event you’ll be having a direct impact on the amount of money we raise so that we can continue to increase our support to young people who are diagnosed with cancer.

Ready to get your event hat on? Check out our current opportunities page to see where you can help.

Sports and Challenges Helpers

We are really lucky to have fantastic supporters who run, cycle, swim, climb, skydive and paddle to raise money to help us reach more young people with cancer. Volunteers who come along to help on challenge days help us to give the participants that extra oomph to finish in spectacular style.  

To bring you in on a big secret, these are some of our easiest and shortest volunteering opportunities to get involved with but they have the biggest impact and leave you with the most fantastic memories. After all, it’s like finishing a marathon without doing any of the running…what more could you want?

You could join us as a Finish Line Marshal at the London Marathon, a photographer at the Great North Run or as part of the cheering team at events all over the UK, the possibilities are endless.

Got your loudest, proudest cheering voice ready? Check out our current opportunities page to see where you can help.

In our London office

The Teenage Cancer Trust’s head office on Oxford Street in Central London is a busy and exciting place to be, with a wide variety of teams working in fundraising, delivering our services for young people, communications and finance, we’re always on the lookout for brilliant people to come and give us a hand.

You might be helping us to organise music events, working with our fundraising teams on projects or speaking to our incredible supporters. No matter what you end up working on in the office, you’ll be impacting our small and vibrant teams in a huge way. You never know, we might even give you some cake!

It’s important to us that our volunteers get as much out of volunteering at the office as we do. We’ll aim to enhance your skills as much as we can and support you with development as we go along.

Ready to join our friendly office team? Check out our current opportunities page to see where you can help.


Music and Festivals

Music is at the heart of Teenage Cancer Trust and we love to give volunteers the chance to help us at amazing gigs and festivals across the UK.

With the support of some of the biggest names in music and comedy including The Who, The Vamps, Paul McCartney, Oasis, The Cure, Jessie J, Florence + The Machine, Russell Brand, and Jason Manford we have some of the most exclusive music volunteering opportunities around.

As you can imagine, these opportunities fill up fast but do let you in on another secret, we always give priority to people who have volunteered for us in fundraising and other areas.

Ready to rock out with Teenage Cancer Trust? Check out our current opportunities page to see where you can help.


There are occasions when we need volunteers with particular skills/professional experience to help us out at events, in the office or out and about across the UK.

Recent opportunities we’ve had include professional photographers, film-makers, writers, masseurs, sports therapists, and guitar teachers.

We’ll always advertise for these roles on our current opportunities page, but if you think have a particular skill you think could benefit us, email volunteers@teenagecancertrust.org and we’ll get in touch for a chat.

Join a local fundraising group

There are some incredible fundraising groups and committees raising money in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust across the UK. From organising black tie galas, to pub quizzes, fashion shows to car rallies our fundraising groups raise huge amounts, making a real difference to young people with cancer.

Check out our opportunities page to see what’s currently available in your area or why not challenge yourself and set up your own fundraising group?

Setting up your own group is easy:

  1. Get together a group of friends, family or colleagues
  2. Talk to them about the incredible work Teenage Cancer Trust does to support young people with cancer until they’re as enthusiastic as you are
  3. Get in touch with us and let us know that you’re looking to fundraise in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust – we’ll be able to help you get started.
  4. Read our fundraising tips to get you started with some great ideas
  5. Get fundraising! If you’d like to join an existing group, or be put in touch with like-minded supporters in your area, just let us know.

With your company

Do you work in an organisation which is looking for a charity partner? Does your company give you time off to volunteer for charities? Are you looking to fundraise in your workplace?

If any of this sounds like you, drop us an email at volunteers@teenagecancertrust.org and we’ll get in touch for a chat.

Check out our current opportunities