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Cancer Research UK Shop Volunteering

We’re the world’s leading charity dedicated to beating cancer through research. We’ve saved millions of lives by discovering new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, and survival has doubled over the past 40 years. Our charity shops are one of our key ways to raise the funds to carry out this research.

Role Aim: 

As a customer service assistant, you’ll be the face of Cancer Research UK and help ensure that our customers receive a warm welcome to our shops!


Work behind the till, recover the shop floor, prepare donated stock to go out to the shop floor.

Skills needed: 

Great team player, love of interacting with people and a passion for Cancer Research UK.




We have over 70 shops in the Greater London area which would all love students to volunteer with them!
Time commitment: 
1-5 hours per week
Opening times: 
Specific to each shop.
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