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Target Ovarian Cancer

One in 50 women will develop ovarian cancer in their lifetime and ovarian cancer faces chronic underfunding compared with other cancers. Awareness is low, both among women and GPs, with two thirds of women diagnosed once the cancer has already spread. At Target Ovarian Cancer we work to improve early diagnosis, fund life-saving research and provide much-needed support to women with ovarian cancer. We’re the only charity fighting ovarian cancer on all three of these fronts, across all four nations of the UK.

Target Ovarian Cancer offers a diverse range of volunteering opportunities with our fundraising team. Whether you can only commit to a one-off event or want to help us with something more long-term, your time will allow us to support more women living with ovarian cancer. We have opportunity for office-based volunteers to support the community fundraising team in the successful delivery of our flagship campaign, Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month taking place March. We also have regular opportunities to help us with station collections around London, which is a great way to make a couple of free hours really count. Just two hours of your time could pay for half a day of medical research into new treatments for ovarian cancer. You could also be helping out at one of our fundraising events, such as The Ovarian Cancer Walk or helping to deliver campaigns including Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month and November Nights.

Application deadline: 

Target Ovarian Cancer offers a diverse range of volunteering opportunities with our fundraising team. Whether you can only commit to a one-off event or want to help us with something more long-term, your time will allow us to raise money to support women living with ovarian cancer.

Survival rates for women with breast cancer have risen to over 80 per cent. If we were able to achieve what has been achieved in breast cancer in the last twenty years, over 3,000 more women would survive ovarian cancer each year.

You could be helping out at one of our fundraising events, such as The Ovarian Cancer Walk or helping to deliver our latest fundraising ideas including November Nights.

We also have opportunities to help us with collections around London, which is a great way to make a couple of free hours really count for the charity.

Role Aim: 

Ovarian cancer kills 12 women every day in the UK. Target Ovarian Cancer is the UK?s leading ovarian cancer charity. We work to improve early diagnosis, fund life-saving research and provide much-needed support to women with ovarian cancer.

We’re the only charity fighting ovarian cancer on all three of these fronts, across all four nations of the UK. Ovarian cancer can be devastating. But there is hope - Target Ovarian Cancer. We work with women, family members and health professionals to ensure we target the areas that matter most for those living with ovarian cancer.

Duties: 

Target Ovarian Cancer offers a diverse range of volunteering opportunities with our fundraising team. Whether you can only commit to a one-off event or want to help us with something more long-term, your time will allow us to raise money to support women living with ovarian cancer.

You could be helping out at one of our fundraising events, such as The Ovarian Cancer Walk or helping to deliver our latest fundraising ideas including November Nights.

We also have opportunities to help us with collections around London, which is a great way to make a couple of free hours really count for the charity.

Skills needed: 

Role Dependent; We are looking for trustworthy and reliable volunteers. Other specific qualities may be required for specific roles.

Training: 

Relevant training will be provided. Depending on the role, this may include training to use Raisers Edge (our supporter database), briefings on our work and ovarian cancer.

Location: 
Across London
Time commitment: 
1-5 hours per week
Opening times: 
Monday - Sunday
Once you’ve registered interest in this volunteering role, we’ll send your name and UCL email address to the organisation for their records. You’ll also receive information about the next steps to take if you do wish to take things forward. The organisation has signed up to our code of standards, which includes a commitment to protecting your data. We won’t share your information with anyone unless you’ve given explicit consent to. We’ll also retain your details so we can follow up to see how you’re getting on with your volunteering and offer support if necessary. We take good care of your data – you can see full details here