Volunteer with us

Last year we had the support of over 26,500 hours from volunteers

Volunteers are an integral part of Helen Rollason Cancer Charity; without them we could not support those living with cancer. We are always looking to grow our group of volunteers as our team of paid staff is small. Whether you can help for a full day, for a couple of hours a week or even on an adhoc basis then we would love to hear from you. There are a variety of roles which you could undertake and we have something for everybody.

Some of the benefits of volunteering include;

  • Develop a fresh sense of purpose
  • Learn new skills and develop existing ones
  • Meet like-minded people and make new friends
  • Try new things outside of your comfort zone
  • Give back to the community
  • Gain a sense of achievement
  • Improve your health by being more active
  • Explore and have new adventures
  • Build confidence

Charity Shops

Our trustworthy and passionate volunteers really are at the heart of our charity shops. It is a great way to be part of a community outside of family, friends and work.

If you can spare a few hours, have a good sense of humour and enjoy meeting new people, we would love to hear from you. Fill in our application form online and we will be in touch; or for an informal chat please get in contact with our Head of Retail Alison Matthews; 07984 049 973 or email alison.matthews@helenrollason.org.uk

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ebay Volunteers

Are you a wiz at eBay? Do you have time to spare each week to help list and package items ready for postage? We have a growing eBay army of volunteers who bring in thousands of pounds for the charity each month and we are always looking for new recruits!

Tin Collecting

We have hundreds of collection tins in shops and businesses all over the region which need collecting and replacing on a regular basis. If you were able to spare a couple of hours on an adhoc basis helping the tin collection team to gather in tins from areas within Essex, Herts, Suffolk or London, then contact the Fundraising Office on 01245 380719.

Charity Office Support

We have a variety of roles in our Charity Office in Hatfield Peverel from data input, envelope stuffing, event, fundraising and marketing support. Call our Fundraising Team on 01245 380719 to discuss how we could best use your skills to help support our charity.

Event Support

Our headline events always need support from volunteers to help raise the maximum amount of profit we can. From marshalling cycle rides and charity walks, to manning stalls, selling tickets and bucket collecting – there is something for everyone!

For more information on any of our volunteering opportunities please contact the Fundraising Team on 01245 380719 or email fundraising@helenrollason.org.uk

I volunteer at this incredible charity on a regular basis at their events; Ride for Helen is one of my favourites and I am very proud to help out on the day. There is such a team spirit and everyone gets stuck in.

I chose to volunteer with the Helen Rollason Cancer Charity because it is a local charity which relies heavily on unpaid volunteers; they are very prudent with their spending and a very high percentage of the income it brings in goes directly to free patient care.

I love volunteering at the fundraising office every week where this is always a cup of tea and a friendly face to greet me; HRCC is a fantastic charity which initially helped me so now I want to give something back.