From your community
Local communities have never been more important and volunteering in yours has never more powerful. That’s why our ‘from your community’ volunteer roles are so special. You’ll be connecting with people locally and using your connections to be the voice, eyes and ears of Young Lives vs Cancer. Whether that’s virtually or in person.
Check out more information on each role below, complete the application form and we’ll be in touch to get you ready to hit the road running for children and young people with cancer.
Ever heard the saying ‘you can’t have your cake and eat it too’? Well this volunteer role throws that saying out the window!
This role is for those who like to have strong relationships in their local areas, know the businesses, the shops and enjoy speaking to the people in them (the cake). And for those who like to fold volunteering into your everyday life while still raising funds (this is where you get to eat the cake) towards our services to support children and young people with cancer. It’s perfect!
What you will be doing:
- Seeking out new locations for collection tins (think your local butcher, post office, stationary shop, corner shop – the places you visit on a regular basis)
- Building relationships with people at tin locations
- Placing and replacing tins four times per year
- Counting and banking donations
You will be working with numbers for the banking part of this role so you’ll need to feel comfortable doing that. We’ll ensure that you receive the right training and support to feel confident in your role and make sure you get your cake and can eat it too!
Joining our team as a Fundraising Engager may just be the best decision you ever make.
We’re looking for people who can bring the fight for young lives against cancer to their local communities by telling more people about the work we do, raising more awareness of fundraising and campaigns, be our face at events and generally oozing Young Lives vs Cancer through everything you do.
You’ll be a go-getter, flexible and up for putting your own stamp on your volunteering.
One day you could be organising a local collection, the next sharing our latest campaign on your social media, the next talking to businesses who are potential partners. The world is your oyster.
You will need to be over 18 and have a good knowledge of your local area, enjoy meeting and talking to people and have the motivation to seek out new opportunities for Young Lives vs Cancer.
Making meaningful connections and partnerships with businesses and organisation, big and small, is one of our key fundraising priorities but we can’t do it alone. We’re looking for volunteers who can put their research skills to use and help us to identify and connect with potential partners in their area.
This role can be done from your home at a pace that suits your other commitments. In many cases you’ll get to work alongside our Fundraising Engagement Managers to collate information and make approaches to organisations using the latest information from our service delivery teams.
What you will be doing:
- Use your local knowledge and research skills to build a list of potential supporting groups, organisations and businesses, as well as larger companies based in in your area
- Researching current Charity of the Year partnerships and finding out when they renew
- Seeking out Community or Charity Champions for businesses
- Possibility to prepare approaches to businesses to help kick start a future relationship
We will ensure that you receive the right training and support for you to feel confident in your role.
Young Lives vs Cancer Fundraising Groups are special. Across the UK each year they run huge themed events, carol concerts, regular local bucket collections, raffles and stalls at fetes. The list goes on and on and the possibilities are endless.
Groups organise their own activities and events with the support of a Young Lives vs Cancer Fundraising Engagement Manager. By joining, or creating a group you’ll be able to put your passion and creativity into a positive outlet and achieve some incredible things, personally and for Young Lives vs Cancer.
Each group has a leader, a banker and members. We ask that each group run at least two events per year, with the support of our expert fundraisers.
Whether you’d like to join an existing group in your area or create a group of your own, apply below and our team will be in touch to chat ideas!
Could you be the – virtual – face of Young Lives vs Cancer in your local community, supporting our fight for young lives against cancer?
Become a Young Lives vs Cancer speaker and be our voice, assisting with fundraising and awareness raising activities near you.
In the future we hope to be back to face-to-face talks but for now we need you to join community groups virtually to give passionate and informative talks about Young Lives vs Cancer’s vital work with young cancer patients and their families through COVID19 and beyond.
Now more than ever, we need communities to understand our work and get behind us.
If you’ve got the jazz, pizazz and passion we want you to join us in the fight for young lives against cancer.
What you will be doing:
- Promoting the work of Young Lives vs Cancer by organising and giving talks and presentations to groups virtually (in the future we hope this will be in person again)
- Proactively approaching local companies, groups and organisations in order to organise speaking opportunities
You will need to be over 18 and able to commit some evenings and weekends.
At Young Lives vs Cancer, we recognise that opportunities for too many people remain a condition of their race, class, sex, disability, sexual orientation – or a combination. This has never been acceptable to us as an organisation. At Young Lives vs Cancer, we do not just accept difference — we value it, we celebrate it, we nurture it, and we thrive off it.
We positively welcome your application irrespective of your background. We are on a journey, and if you join us, you will be part of a community that is committed make a difference to the lives of children and young people with cancer.
Still not sure or need support completing the application form?
If you’ve not fallen in love with one of these roles or need a little extra help completing the application form, chat to us. Get in touch with our team who are on hand to talk all things volunteering and help you get your application complete. Just email: firstname.lastname@example.org.