Our growing network of community collection volunteers organise and host bucket collections to raise funds for Blood Cancer UK and awareness of blood cancer. You’ll play a vital role in strengthening our reach and engagement in local communities.

Role Requirements 
Acting as a representative of Blood Cancer UK in the local community you will be hosting bucket collections at venues such as supermarkets, sports clubs, stations, high streets, or similar public venues. You will be speaking with members of the public about Blood Cancer UK and encouraging them to donate in a friendly and engaging manner. Please note the minimum age for this role is 18 years old.

Every year over 40,000 people are diagnosed with blood cancer in the UK. The single best way to beat blood cancer is through research to improve treatment. And the more of it we fund, the more breakthroughs we will see, and the more lives we will save.

Blood Cancer UK Community Collection Volunteers play a vital role in strengthening our reach and engagement in local communities - raising awareness of our research, health information, and support.

You will develop new skills, expand your knowledge, and make a significant contribution to improving the lives of people with blood cancer by helping raise vital funds through fundraising activities. The more collections we host, the more people affected by blood cancer we can reach and the more funds we can raise. You'll be part of a large team of dedicated and passionate Community Collection Volunteers to help us achieve this goal.

How will I be making a difference?
The funds you raise as a Community Collection Volunteer will help to beat blood cancer by investing in research that:
• develops cures for those who have blood cancer, now or in the future,
• continually improves the treatment and care for those living with blood cancer today and,
• aims to stop blood cancer before it starts.

Hosting a collection at your local supermarket or sports club enables us to reach lots of people and collect lots of donations. Every penny raised will make a BIG impact.
• £100 could fund a researcher to analyse 120 blood cell samples – any one of them could hold the key to a new discovery.
• £210 is enough for us to send expert patient information to everyone diagnosed with blood cancer today.
• £500 could fund a research nurse for three days – ensuring patients have a hand to hold while they are testing new treatments.

Key activities
· Submitting applications to host and deliver bucket collections at local venues.
· Attending and supporting bucket collections in your local area.
· Encouraging others in your network to volunteer their time to support your collection.
· Greeting the public and speaking about the work of Blood Cancer UK.
· Encouraging people to donate and signposting them to our services.
· Paying in all donations received either online, at Barclays Bank or at your local post office.

What skills, experience and qualities do I need?
• Interested in fundraising and raising awareness of blood cancer.
• Good communicator who enjoys engaging with people in the local community
• Committed, reliable and flexible.
• Enthusiastic, organised, and motivated.
• Confident handling cash.
• Comfortable using a computer and undertaking administrative tasks.

How much time do I need to give?
This is an all-year round role, with flexible opportunities to fundraise and raise awareness to suit your availability.

You can expect to spend a few hours, at a time convenient to you, applying to venues and encouraging others to join you.

We ask that you host 3 – 4 collections per year. Each collection will take approximately round 2 – 4 hours.

To apply and for more information please visit our website on: https://bloodcancer.org.uk/get-involved/volunteer/