Without our volunteers Leukaemia UK could not continue to fund the life-changing work we do with people affected by blood cancers. There are many different ways you can volunteer and we really value the range of skills our volunteers bring. 

Why volunteer?

As well as boosting the work of Leukaemia UK, volunteering can bring other benefits, such as:

  • Knowing you're making a difference
  • Getting involved in your community
  • Gaining experience in a new area
  • Meeting new people
What volunteering involves

We understand people lead busy lives, so we're really grateful for any time you can spare to help Leukaemia UK. We will discuss with you what sort of volunteering best suits your skills and the time you have available.

Our volunteers do all kinds of work, including:

  • Helping with or organising fundraising events, including coffee mornings or tea parties
  • Helping us cheer on Leukaemia UK runners at the London Marathon
  • Offering a specialist skill, such as graphic design or photography
  • Organising workplace fundraising, such as team challenges or charity days
Who volunteers?

Many people want to volunteer at Leukaemia UK because they, or someone close to them, have been affected by a blood cancer. They understand the importance of our work because they have seen its impact for themselves. Others simply want to get involved with a leading charity whose work is valued by so many.

Supporter Joel had a very personal reason to complete the London to Brighton Cycle Ride last year to raise money for Leukaemia UK. He says:

I know personally how terrible leukaemia is. In 1996 my wife Debbie was diagnosed and given five years to live. She has been in remission for more than 15 years and lives a full life. There is no way I will be able to repay that, but this bike ride was a little thanks for all Leukaemia UK's hard work.
Apply to volunteer for Leukaemia UK

If you can help us raise money for people living with leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and other blood disorders, please fill in this form to contact us. 

Apply to volunteer for the Leukaemia UK Mind & Body Team at King's College Hospital 

There is an opportunity to volunteer at the Denmark Hill site of King's College Hospital. You would be part of the Leukaemia UK Mind & Body Team, working to integrate mental health and physical care. The role involves supporting patients and their families to complete screening questionnaires. You will:

  • Work as part of a multi-professional team consisting of a psychiatrist, clinical psychologists, physiotherapists, doctors, nurses and a social worker who provide specific support for people with haemato-oncological conditions
  • Receive formal volunteer training from King's, including on their IMPARTS (Integrating Mental and Physical healthcare: Research Training and Services) system  
  • Be part of Leukaemia UK's groundbreaking initiative to integrate mental and physical healthcare for people living with blood cancers  
  • Be part of the King's Volunteering Programme  

You will need to be available for at least one regular four-hour slot per week, Monday to Friday 9am to 1pm or 1pm to 5pm. You will also be required to have a DBS check and training from King's Volunteering before you start.  

If you're interested, please complete the King's application form, making sure to mention the Leukaemia UK Mind & Body programme in your comments.