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 Challenge 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.
Hannah (pictured above, far right) volunteered for us at the London Marathon 2017 as part of the finish line team. Here's what she said about the day:
“I had an amazing day volunteering at the London Marathon, there were so many inspiring and wonderful people! As a Breast Cancer survivor myself, it was heart-warming to see so much money being raised for an incredible charity, by people who cared so much. Laughter and tears all the way. I'd do it again tomorrow! (well, maybe the day after...)
“The team were amazing, really organised and fun. We had a great day at the finish line 'scooping up' (as one runner put it) all those incredible people who ran for this charity, and helping them celebrate their achievement, and then escorting them to our after party space, to meet their family and get looked after with massage and a hot meal. Their stories were amazing to hear, I spoke to loads of runners about their motivation behind their race, and some of the stories moved me to tears.
“It was a fantastic event to be part of. I met some absolutely amazing and inspiring people who have raised so much money by doing something incredible. I could never run a marathon, I can however help out by giving my time to support those who can!”
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"
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.
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.
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.
The Big Half, London, Sunday 4 March 2018
Support Team Now at the Big Half, a new one day half marathon festival celebrating the wonderful cultural diversity of London.
London Landmarks Half Marathon, Sunday 25 March 2018
This is not your average half marathon. It will celebrate London’s wonderful culture and heritage, and runners and spectators will discover some of London’s hidden secrets. Join us on the day to cheer our runners on to the finish line!
Brighton Marathon, Sunday 15 April 2018
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.
Virgin Money London Marathon, Sunday 22 April 2018
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 0333 20 70 300.
If you'd prefer take part in an event yourself, find out more about joining Team Now here.