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). Pre-COVID-19, the main ways our volunteers supported us were 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. We hope we’ll be able to get these roles back up running as soon as it’s safe to do so, but in the meantime, we’re developing new opportunities to volunteer from home. 

Right now you won’t find anything on our current opportunities page, but we’re working to rectify this ASAP. Check back soon to see how you could get involved.

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

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.


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.


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.

Right now, our head office on Oxford Street in central London is closed and the team usually based there are working from home. We hope to reopen the space when its safe to do so, but in the meantime we’re continuing to offer ‘office volunteer’ opportunities that you can do from home.

Roles vary depending on our current needs, but could involvehelping us to organise music events, working on projects with our fundraising or marketing teams, supporting us to deliver services to young people or speaking to our incredible supporters. No matter what you end up working on, you’ll be impacting our small and vibrant teams in a huge way. 

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.


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.

When the live music scene starts to pick up again, we’ll be looking for volunteers to get involved. In the meantime, we’re exploring new and exciting ways for you to support us with online events. So watch this space for opportunities to rock out with Teenage Cancer Trust



There are occasions when we need volunteers with particular skills/professional experience to help us out. 

At the moment these opportunities will involve volunteering remotely. They could include film-making, writing, planning or coaching. 

When it’s safe to do so, it’s likely we’ll once more be looking for photographers, masseurs, sports therapists and other skilled volunteers to help out at our events.

We’ll advertise for these roles on our current opportunities page when we have them, 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.


Check out our current opportunities