Peer Support volunteers are matched to a person who calls the
helpline based on their personal situation. They listen to
concerns and share their own personal experience to support
We involve people affected by prostate cancer in the development
of our services and campaigns to ensure we meet the needs of men
and their families. This can include filling out surveys,
attending focus groups and acting as a patient representative at
We involve people affected by prostate cancer in every stage of
our political campaigns. Activities include writing letters
and emails to your MP/MSP, arranging meetings with politicians to
discuss issues in prostate cancer care, or campaigning nationally
by attending lobby days in Parliament and at the party
Information stands are a fantastic way to get our award winning
information publications out to more men affected by prostate
cancer, as well as raising awareness of the disease.
Volunteers can host stands in their community, at workplaces and
We get lots of requests for volunteers to visit community groups
or workplaces to talk about their personal experience of prostate
cancer and the work we do. It is a fantastic way to raise
awareness of the disease and the services we provide.
We are really proud that all our publications are reviewed by
people affected by prostate cancer. This ensures they are
clear and easy to read, as well as helping us achieve the
Information Standard accreditation. Volunteers are sent draft
versions of the publication for their comments and are sent a final
copy to review too.
We have loads of events throughout the year and we need
volunteers to help. Roles include cheering runners at events
like the Virgin London Marathon and the BUPA Great North Run,
handing out medals and taking photos of participants. There
is always a fantastic atmosphere.
We need volunteers to shake buckets in all sorts of places all
across the UK! As official charity partner for The Football
League we have lots of opportunities to raise money at football
matches. Bucket shaking is a great activity to do with your
friends and family.
We get lots of requests from local and national newspapers, TV
channels and radio stations for volunteers to talk about their
personal experience of prostate cancer. It's great for adding
a human face to a big news story, and for raising awareness of
prostate cancer and Prostate Cancer UK.