Information stand

What can I do?

Find out more about the types of volunteering you can do.  If you'd like to speak to someone about volunteering, sign up here.

Give Peer Support to others affected by prostate cancer

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 others.

Help us develop our work

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 meetings

Campaign locally and nationally

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 conferences.

Host information stands

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 community events.

Talk to groups about your personal experience

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.

Commenting on publications

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.

Helping out at sporting events

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.

Bucket Shaking

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.
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Providing a case study

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.