Cancer Research UK


Cancer Research UK is the world’s leading charity dedicated to beating cancer through research.We’ve saved millions of lives with our groundbreaking work into preventing, diagnosing and treating cancer. People’s chances of surviving cancer have doubled in the last 40 years, and we’ve been at the heart of that progress.But more than one in three of us will still get cancer at some point. Our vital work, funded entirely by the public, will help ensure that millions more people survive.



We meet our objectives in the following ways:

  • Conducting ground-breaking research
  • Raising life-saving funds
  • Raising Awareness and providing information for patients and health professionals
  • Recruiting, managing and developing thousands of volunteers
  • Influencing Government Policy

Charity sectors

  • Health and well being / research and care

Other details

Geographical remit: 
National - Britain
Charity registration number: 

Current opportunities

  • Volunteer Photographer – Central London – 9th November 2017

    Cancer Research UK

    London (Central), EC1Y 4SD

    Short term project

    Join Bobby Moore Fund’s (BMF) flagship Sports Quiz event on 9th November 2017 and be part of this lively and entertaining evening that prides itself on being the fiercest competition in the capital. Read more

    Time commitment: Thursday 9th November at The Brewery, EC1Y 4SD, 5:30pm to 11pm. We will need a selection of images to be sent as a priority (within 1-2 days).

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  • Volunteer Photographer – Central London – 2nd November 2017

    Cancer Research UK

    London (Central), SW1Y 6QB

    Short term project

    Art for Life is an exhibition and sale of paintings from a range of professional artists. The exhibition will be on from 30th October and culminate on 2nd November with a drinks reception and a live auction of the paintings. Read more

    Time commitment: We require someone who is available to volunteer in Central London on Thursday 2nd November at Chris Beetles Gallery, SW1Y 6QB from around 4pm to 9pm.

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  • Previous placements

    Volunteer Creative Artworker

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