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Volunteer in Leeds

Available roles in Leeds

Retail Assistant - Leeds

Whether you're interested in enhancing your retail skills and CV, giving back to the community or just looking to meet new people whilst helping a good cause, we encourage you to apply for this role at our Leeds shop.

Handyperson - Leeds

Are you a practical individual with DIY skills? Are you a joiner, electrician, plumber or painter and decorator who would like to volunteer at a time that suits you? If so we encourage you to apply and help us to maintain the Yorkshire Cancer Research retail outlets.

Volunteer at the Leeds Half Marathon

We're looking for volunteers to support the Leeds Half Marathon on 12 May 2024. The much-loved run will include over 100 charity runners raising funds for vital cancer research in the region, please apply to help with the smooth running of the event.

A shopper buys items from a Yorkshire Cancer Research charity shop

I was new to the area, and I didn’t know anybody. A friend of mine suggested I try volunteering as a way of getting to know people.

“The customers are all so nice and lots of people come in for a chat throughout the day. You get to know the regulars. I just love the social side of it, both with the customers and other volunteers. We all really get along here, and we always have a laugh.”

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Shop volunteer standing in front of shelf talking to customer

What's in it for you?

In addition to positively contributing to your community and sense of wellbeing, volunteering with us has benefits for you too:

  • Develop skills such as teamwork, communication, till-operating and window dressing.
  • Receive full training and gain valuable experience which can enhance your CV.
  • Receive a reference for further education or job applications.
  • Gain recognition for your valuable efforts.
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Volunteers inside a Yorkshire Cancer Research charity shop laughing and smiling

Have a question about volunteering?

You can read through our frequently asked questions, or if you'd like to discuss any of the roles with our volunteering team, please send an email to