Target Ovarian Cancer volunteers collecting money at Cannon Street station

Volunteer

Our volunteers are fundamental in helping us raise funds and awareness. Find out how you can get involved and help women with ovarian cancer!

We couldn't continue our work without our committed volunteers, who give up their time to help us raise funds and awareness.

Current opportunities

Team Target cheer squad

Target Ovarian Cancer cheer squad - London Marathon, Tower Bridge

We need enthusiastic volunteers to help cheer on our amazing runners at various events. You'll help to create a great atmosphere and give them the boost they need to cross the finish line smiling!

As part of the official Team Target cheer squad, you'll be placed on the route along 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 fantastic team of runners and help celebrate their success.

Collections

Target Ovarian Cancer volunteers collecting money at Euston station

Raise funds and awareness by organising a collection at a station or another public space. We can help you secure permission from local authorities, as well as any relevant permits or licenses. 

Live in or near London? Volunteer at 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 help save lives. 

Find out more about collections

Other ways you could help

 There are lots of other ways you can get involved to support Target Ovarian Cancer.

  • You can help us save lives by raising awareness of ovarian cancer and its symptoms.
  • You can organise your own fundraising event, from a bake sale with friends and family to a pub quiz with colleagues.
  • You can raise awareness and inspire others by telling your ovarian cancer story in the media or in On Target, our twice yearly magazine. 

Please get in touch if you'd like to discuss how you could help: fundraising@targetovariancancer.org.uk.

Meet some of our volunteers

Emma

Emma Richman cheering with the Target Ovarian Cancer cheer squad at the London Marathon

Emma has been raising funds and awareness for a few years now and is showing no signs of stopping.

I lost my mum suddenly to ovarian cancer in 2015. She passed away six 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 four years, so thank you Target Ovarian Cancer for welcoming me in when I needed you.