We couldn’t continue our work without our committed volunteers, who help us raise both funds and awareness.
Run for Mum
Join us to race for change at our new event, Run for Mum. By joining the volunteer team you'll be part of accelerating progress in ovarian cancer. There are lots of things to do from welcoming people at the beginning to directing them round the course and handing out medals at the end. You'll be working as a large team of volunteers, supporters and Target Ovarian Cancer staff, will get a t-shirt and cheering materials.
London station bucket collections
If you live in or near London, why not join one of our weekly London station collections. By giving up two hours of your time, you can raise vital awareness with hundreds of commuters as well as funds to save lives.
Team Target cheer squad
We need enthusiastic volunteers to help cheer on our fantastic runners at various events. You'll create a great atmosphere to give them the boost they need to cross the finish line smiling! You’ll be part of the official Team Target cheer squad along the route with other volunteers, supporters and Target Ovarian Cancer staff. You'll get a t-shirt and cheering materials and will be able to meet our amazing team of runners and help celebrate their success.
The Ovarian Cancer Walk | Run
Our fantastic volunteers are a vital part of making The Ovarian Cancer Walk | Run such a special day for hundreds of people. There are lots of things to do from welcoming people at the beginning to directing them round the course and handing out medals at the end. You'll be working as a large team of volunteers, supporters and Target Ovarian Cancer staff, will get a t-shirt and cheering materials.
Other ways you could help
- Help us save lives by raising awareness of ovarian cancer and its symptoms
- Organise your own fundraising event, from a bake sale in your local community to a pub quiz with colleagues.
- Raise awareness and inspire others by telling your ovarian cancer story in the media, or in one of our publications
Please email us if you’d like to discuss how you could help.
Meet some of our volunteers
Carol volunteers in a number of ways including speaking about her experience of ovarian cancer at events, most recently at our Being Together Day in Belfast.
"I think it's vital to speak out about the symptoms of ovarian cancer. I myself had never heard of this cancer or the symptoms before I was diagnosed. Every time I speak up, or share the symptoms on social media, I hope that I am making a difference”
Emma has been raising funds and awareness for a few years now and is showing no signs of stopping - here she is pictured at our London Marathon cheer squad.
“I lost my mum suddenly to ovarian cancer in 2015. She passed away 6 weeks after her diagnosis, and it tore our family apart. I decided I had to turn this awful sadness into something positive. We took part in The Ovarian Cancer Walk│Run as a family, I knew from that day I had to get the word out to women everywhere about the signs and symptoms of this cancer.
This year took me back to volunteer for the second time at the London Marathon. A good friend of mine ran this year for Target Ovarian Cancer and watching her and all the other runners come over Tower Bridge as I banged a tambourine and screamed encouragement was very emotional but at the same time so rewarding.
Being a volunteer for such a great charity in mum’s memory has helped me get through these last 4 years, so thank you Target Ovarian Cancer for welcoming me in when I needed you.”
Justin and Mark
After Justin and Mark's mum was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, they took on a London to Brighton bike ride in aid of Target Ovarian Cancer. Sadly, she passed away shortly after. Since then, Mark has volunteered at our station collections, and Justin has become one of our Research Advocates.
“I wanted to do something as meaningful as possible in her name, and I believe that the small part I play will make a difference. I can’t think of a better way to give my time than being a Research Advocate and I’d recommend it to anyone.” - Justin