From your home
Our teams are currently all working remotely but that doesn’t mean we aren’t looking for people like you to join our virtual office to gain skills and to help our teams achieve their goals.
Our teams have near perfected working together virtually, with a brilliant chat function, video calls and regular ‘stand up’ meetings you will always feel part of the team. Now more than ever we need passionate volunteers to join our team. Check out the roles we have available below.
The voices of young cancer patients are vital in making sure Young Lives vs Cancer is making the right content, at the right time for our service user audiences. That’s why we’re building a Content Creator Group made up of young people who have had experience of cancer (you don’t necessarily need to have had cancer yourself – you could have a child or a sibling who has) to inform and help create that content. If that’s you and you are aged 16-25 years old read on to find out what it’s all about.
Working closely with the Young Lives vs Cancer Communications and Engagement team, you’ll have lots of opportunities to use your creativity to be part of content creation from start to finish. The group will lead on coming up with ideas for topics, delivery methods and practically create the content for sharing through various channels. The content you create will be used to help raise awareness and funds for the charity, as well as build connections for children and young people with cancer.
You will be able to develop your skills and knowledge, grow in confidence and make a real contribution as you collaborate as part of the Communications and Engagement team and you’ll be able to see first-hand what goes into creating content for our digital platforms, from drafting an idea to editing the finished product. There will be an opportunity to get involved with other aspects of work too including being a feedback and expert group for all areas of communications work.
What you’ll be doing
- Working as part of the Young Lives vs Cancer Communications team to develop creative social media content for use on Young Lives vs Cancer social media accounts, this might involve creating a video, speaking on a video, shaping a real life story, or being part of image creation (and beyond)
- Using your lived experience to advise the Young Lives vs Cancer Communications Team on how to approach different topics for young people with cancer, including suggesting topics and brainstorming sessions
- Offering feedback on Young Lives vs Cancer digital platforms, previous content and communications plans
- Attending a Content Creators group meeting once a week, attending a quarterly content planning meeting with the Communications team, and setting aside time for creating content (approximately four hours per week).
The beauty of being part of the Content Creator Group is that you can be totally flexible in the time and skills you give over the length of your volunteering. If one week you don’t have time, the group is there to work together to get things done. We do however ask that you commit as much as possible to the weekly meeting and quarterly planning meeting.
You will have a strong understanding of a range of social media platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and TikTok and have experience of or be willing to learn about creating different kinds of video content.
You will have a willingness to share your story whilst considering other young peoples experience and be passionate about Young Live’s vs Cancer’s mission.
This is a remote based role with the option to be based from our Hammersmith W6 8JA office when this is possible. We’re asking for a time commitment of approximately 4 hours per week and can be flexible to fit in with your other commitments.
You will have a comprehensive induction and ongoing training for the role and the support of a dedicated volunteer manger. To apply, please fill in the form below.
Our dynamic Communications and Engagement team needs brand-focused support across a wide range of projects.
You’ll work closely with other teams to help us create amazing communications, while learning and adapting to drive improvement.
This role has plenty of opportunities for you to get involved in the aspects of communications that interest you and you’ll gain valuable experience, while becoming part of our team at an incredibly exciting time!
What will you be doing?
- Supporting teams from across the charity with our self-service brand resource tool, Easel
- Assisting with Brand queries, responding to frequent questions and helping to direct requests to relevant other team members
- Opportunity to ‘own’ elements and mid-level projects arising from the Brand inbox queries, working with teams to establish your objectives, coordinating with the design team to make sure the task is completed and feedback is received and recorded.
You will have a passion for brand, corporate identity or visual language. If you have some experience in project management within a brand or design environment then great; if not, this is the perfect opportunity to build some.
You will also enjoy being part of a team and will be able to communicate effectively with individuals and teams across the organisation. You will be meticulous and organised and committed to seeing through tasks from start to finish and have good time management skills and you should be comfortable using Microsoft 365 applications.
We are looking for a volunteer who can commit to 1-3 days per week, Monday to Friday, during office hours of 9am-5pm, and can be flexible to meet with your other commitments. This is a remote based role but you will be fully supported by and in constant communication with the team.
We will provide full training for the role and the support of a dedicated Volunteer Manager. To apply, please fill in the form below.
*Flexible role but must be able to travel to our Warehouse in Filton, Bristol BS34 7 JU when needed.
Do you love reading books and finding out more about the authors behind them? Are you interested in different book genres including adult and young adult fiction? If so, we would love you to be a part of our amazing Young Lives vs Cancer Good Books Campaign.
You will be a key part of a small team administering a campaign that has generated £35,000 in previous years, giving you a real insight into organising a charity fundraising campaign.
You will be developing your research and analysis skills, growing your confidence and building your communication skills as you collaborate with other teams to help ensure the success of the campaign.
What you’ll be doing
Young Lives vs Cancer’s Good Books Campaign” is a unique 7-day eBay auction that runs during World Book Day. This year it falls on 3 March with our auction running from 28 February to 6 March.
The auction gives readers the chance to bid to become a named character in their favourite authors’ books. Alongside this we also offer a high number of signed books and where possible offer personalised inscriptions.
The campaign raises thousands of pounds for Young Lives vs Cancer and we’re looking to build on this success by building relationships with new authors along with developing relationships with illustrators and potentially extending the reach of the campaign to including characters in gaming.
You will be working closely with the online retail team researching popular fiction authors and publishers and building on the current database for approaches for the campaign.
- Researching successful book bloggers to aid in promoting the campaign on social media.
- Maintaining contact information, correspondence and sales information on a master spreadsheet
- Exploring links with the gaming community and the potential for developing characters with local game makers
- Assisting with listings on eBay in the run up to the auction
You will need some basic IT skills and be able to communicate effectively verbally and in writing and enjoy being part of team.
This role is very flexible, either based in our warehouse in Filton BS34 7JU or alternatively homeworking with visits into the warehouse as and when required.
We would like you to commit to 6 hours per week building up to 12 hours per week during the launch of the campaign.
Exact times and days can be flexible to suit your other commitments.
We will provide full training for the role and the support of a dedicated volunteer manager. To apply, please fill in the form below.
Would you love to find out more about digital fundraising for a UK wide charity as part of a community of amazing volunteers?
Are you comfortable using a computer and keen on communicating via social media? Then we want to hear from you as we have the perfect volunteer role for you!
Facebook Challenges are some of the most exciting events you can get involved with right now. You’ll be joining a community of volunteers as a key part of our fundraising team digitally supporting thousands of participants via a Facebook Group.
You’ll be carrying out a wide range of activities from posting regular updates in the group, to creating exciting and motivating content for participants, and cheerleading to create an amazing group atmosphere.
We’re looking for someone who is enthusiastic to get stuck in and motivated to make our Facebook Challenges truly memorable and raising life-changing funds. You won’t be required to volunteer for every challenge, but we will inform you when a new challenge is on the horizon and you can let us know if you’re available and keen to get involved.
What will you be doing?
- Getting to know and understand Young Lives vs Cancer’s identity and what we do as a charity, and using this knowledge to inspire thousands of fantastic fundraisers
- Using your social media skills to build positive relationships with participants and to coach them to hit and exceed fundraising targets
- Creating exciting and innovative content for the group, leading on the area which most appeals to you, whether that’s fitness, fundraising or storytelling
- Monitoring the group for stand out content and flag this to the lead
- Providing regular feedback to the volunteer manager to review how the challenge has gone and putting forward suggestions on how we can improve
You will be a whizz with social media and enjoy communicating with a wide range of people, be organised and committed and be comfortable performing tasks independently with the full support of an enthusiastic team.
You’ll get so much enjoyment from doing this role, connecting online with a whole community of people just as dedicated as you are to making sure we can be there for children and young people with cancer.
This is a remote role – you will be volunteering on a rota over weekday evenings (5pm – 9pm) and weekends (9am – 9pm) and we ask for a commitment of 6-12 hours per week when you are actively volunteering. We will be able to be flexible to enable you to meet other commitments.
We will provide full training in the role and the support of a dedicated Volunteer Manager. Apply by filling in the form below!
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.