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Without you, there is no cure

That’s what we say to the incredible volunteers who power our lifesaving work. And we mean it. Because without our volunteers, we wouldn’t be able to help people with blood cancer find the matching stem cell donors they need to live.

With as little as a few spare hours each week, you could make a lifesaving difference. By becoming one of Anthony Nolan’s amazing volunteers, you can give the hope of a lifesaving stem cell transplant to people with blood cancer and blood disorders.

Find the role for you

Not sure what kind of volunteering is best for you? You’re in the right place. We’ll help you find your own lifesaving role, which works around your time commitments, availability and skills. Here are a few options to explore:


Youth Volunteering

Aged 16-24? These are the roles for you.

Volunteer Cheer training and tips

Short and sweet

Keen to volunteer but pushed for time? Check out these shorter roles.

Wilkestock Festival 2019_2

Get more involved

If you have some time to spare, these roles would be the perfect way to spend it!


Something more regular

Want to get even more stuck in? Snap up a more regular role.

How to volunteer

There are three simple steps to becoming one of our incredible volunteers:

  1. Look through our roles to see which you think suits you.
  2. Sign up on the role pages or by clicking on our opportunities page to see all available roles.
  3. If the role you are interested in isn’t currently looking for volunteers, you can register for role notifications to be told when that changes. 

Why volunteer with Anthony Nolan?

With so many great causes out there, why volunteer for Anthony Nolan? Well…

  1. You’ll pick up tons of new skills. Our volunteering work stretches all the way from secondary schools and university campuses to hospitals, science labs and far overseas. That makes it the perfect choice to discover new environments, learn and gain some great experience.
  2. You’ll meet lots of inspiring people, become part of a welcoming and dedicated team – and you might just make a few friends along the way.
  3. You’ll be helping to save people’s lives not just in the future, but right now. So whether you choose to visit a stem cell donor on donation day or inspire the next generation of lifesavers, you’ll be part of something truly special.
Bryan and Monica_COURIER_Landscape

After a transplant saved our daughter, Helen’s, life, we decided that we wanted to give something back, to help others.

Monica, who volunteers as a courier with her husband, Bryan

‘The second courier trip I ever did took me to Glasgow, which is where Helen had her donor transplant. It was quite emotional and I was so pleased to be able to do that for someone else, like someone did for our daughter.’