Volunteers Week – It’s time to say thanks…

Our amazing volunteers give their time to support us in a variety of ways; all contributing toward our vision that everyone with pancreatic cancer survives to live long and well.

We want to say a massive Thank You to each and every one of our volunteers. You are at the heart of everything we do. 

Nearly 19.5 million people volunteer in the UK, giving their precious time to good causes. Here at Pancreatic Cancer UK our amazing volunteers give their time to support us in a variety of ways; all contributing toward our vision that everyone with pancreatic cancer survives to live long and well.

Pancreatic cancer is a tough one, but we’re taking it on together. No matter how much time you have to give, we have some great volunteering opportunities that might just be the perfect fit for you.

What our volunteers say  

The experience provides me with encouragement and hope that something is being done to address pancreatic cancer patients’ needs.

Lay Information Reviewer

This is from a volunteer that supports Side by Side, a Pancreatic Cancer UK service where people facing or having had pancreatic cancer surgery can speak to a trained volunteer who has already had pancreatic cancer surgery.

As one of the fortunate few survivors of pancreatic cancer, I feel motivated and passionate about sharing my experience and representing other patients to ensure that their voices are heard.

Side by Side Volunteer

For more information on these or our other roles, please get in touch at getinvolved@pancreaticcancer.org.uk

Local Volunteering 

We’re expanding our volunteering community to build upon our local presence, build influence and raise vital funds, throughout the UK.

As a result, we are creating two new volunteer roles:

  • Local Volunteer – needed at various locations across the UK to represent us and promote the work of Pancreatic Cancer UK, whether that is telling others about our services, the research we fund or our latest campaigns.  This is a flexible and varied volunteering role that will give you the opportunity to support us in your community through local engagement, awareness raising and, campaigning achieving a greater reach for our services and fundraising.
  • Local Volunteer Group Leader – needed at various locations across the UK to co-ordinate and support a group of volunteers.  This is a flexible and varied volunteering role that will give you the opportunity to lead and support a group of Pancreatic Cancer UK local volunteers in your community who will provide support through local engagement, awareness raising and, campaigning achieving a greater reach for our services and fundraising.

“Creating 12 regional Local Volunteering Groups throughout the UK will help us reach everyone who needs us. It will amplify our voice and influence and reflect the communities we support."

Lynn Quigley, Volunteer Lead at Pancreatic Cancer UK

Get Involved   

We hope that you are inspired to get involved in our work.  As a charity we greatly benefit from the time that our wonderful volunteers give to us, but we also know that volunteering brings with it a great deal of personal reward too, including:

  • Gaining confidence
  • Making a difference
  • Meeting new people
  • Being part of a community
  • Learning new skills
  • Taking on a challenge
  • Having fun!

In whatever way you are involved in volunteering, a heartfelt thank you from all of us.

If you would like to get involved and volunteer visit or email getinvolved@pancreaticcancer.org.uk to tell us how you would like to support us with your valuable time.