By volunteering for Breast Cancer Now you can have fun, meet new people, and help fund life-saving breast cancer research along the way.

Join our Events Team and help out at amazing challenge events across the UK, from RideLondon to the Edinburgh Marathon Festival. As a volunteer for Breast Cancer Now you'll be part of an inspiring team helping our runners, swimmers and cyclists cross the finishing line and reach their goals. 

Whether you can come along for a whole day or just a couple of hours, the time you give will help us fund life-saving breast cancer research and every minute can make a difference.

Take a look at some of our frequently asked questions below to find out more about volunteering at a Breast Cancer Now event or complete our online form to sign up

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Frequently asked questions

The most common task we need volunteers for is cheering at our cheer points. This involves you being on the side of the course or track and making as much noise as you can to support our runners/riders as the come past.

As an event volunteer it is hard to get across to you just how vital you are to the whole event. We could tell you how important it is to the runners and cyclists it is to have your support, how much it lifts them up and gives them that last burst of energy, but why not hear it straight from them:

"The support the Breast Cancer now team gave during the epic London Marathon was superb from the very start to the last mile they were cheering and shouting. Without the support of these guys it would have been a real struggle, it turned out to be one of the best days of my life. Thank you Breast Cancer Now for the support on the day and your continued work towards finding a cure for this life taking disease"

Virgin Money London Marathon, Sunday 23 April 2017

The Virgin Money London Marathon is the biggest fundraising event on the planet and quite simply the world’s greatest marathon! Join in with the hundreds of thousands of supporters in creating one of the best running atmospheres in the world along this spectacular marathon route.

Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon, Sunday 8 October 2017

This beautiful half marathon takes place through four of London's Royal Parks - Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, St James’s Park and The Green Park. Stand and support our runners along this scenic run.

Great North Run, Sunday 10 September 2017

Cheer on our runners in the world’s second biggest half marathon through the sights of Newcastle finishing on the coast on South Shields.

Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100/46, Sunday 30 July 2017

This event really is the cycling’s version of the Virgin Money London Marathon. The atmosphere is electric and with our cyclists taking on the leg-testing climbs on this tough 100 mile route we need to show as much support as possible to get them through the ride! Volunteer for this event and help drive our cyclists towards the finish line.

Vitality Bath Half Marathon, Sunday 12 March 2017

The Vitality Bath Half Marathon is a fast flat course, straddling both sides of the River Avon, starting and finishing in Great Pulteney Street in the beautiful, historic city of Bath.

Vitality London 10,000, Monday 29 May 2017

Brought to you by the team behind the world famous Virgin Money London Marathon, the Vitality London 10,000 is a fantastically well-organised and friendly event. runners start and finish in St James’s Park and we would love to have you along to support them as they run for Breast Cancer Now.

Brighton Marathon/10k, Sunday 9 April 2017

Come and support our runners as they take to the south coast and run the Brighton Marathon with its fast, flat course making it a popular event in the running calendar.

Edinburgh Marathon Festival, Saturday 27 - Sunday 28 May 2017

Support our runners as they take on a marathon through the historic city of Edinburgh. The route passes through in the shadow of Arthurs Seat and along the Portobello Promenade for some bracing sea air. Join the fantastic Scottish crowd and cheer everyone on to the finish.

Join our team

If you'd like to volunteer at one of our events, complete our online form to register your interest. If you have any further questions about volunteering to help at an event please get in touch by emailing events@breastcancernow.org or calling 0333 20 70 300.

Volunteer with us

If you'd prefer take part in an event yourself, find out more about joining Team Now here.