Become a volunteer

There are so many ways you can help inspire young people to believe in a brighter future through volunteering for the Trust. From using your professional expertise to sharing your story, it all makes a huge difference.

Be part of the magic - how can I get involved?


What else you need to know

Building belonging

We value equality, diversity, and inclusion, oppose prejudice, and are committed to being an anti-racist organisation.

We strive to be more representative of all young people who have had a cancer diagnosis in the UK and believe diversity amongst the Trust team is key to building belonging and delivering equitable experiences for all.

To believe the Trust is for them, young people must see volunteers like them.

Data Privacy

We want to be clear about how we use your personal information and data. We want to treat you fairly, lawfully and in an open way. Find out about how we use and store your personal data here – Privacy Notice.

How we support our volunteers The difference you will make

Volunteer Avni

What could be better than volunteering? You get to be by the water with amazing people, you get to be outdoors, you get to learn new skills.

The volunteers on Avni's sailing adventures represented a brighter future for young people who'd had cancer. Now a volunteer herself, she has become the kind of role model she looked up to.

Find out more about Volunteer Avni

Find out more about the trips Support the Trust

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Other ways you can help

Come and Skipper

Could you use your professional sailing skills to help young people rebuild their lives after cancer?

Each year the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust employs Freelance Skippers to work on our sailing trips from Cowes and Largs between June and October.

As a Skipper, you have overall responsibility for the safety and wellbeing of the crew, the safety and security of the vessel and its equipment at all times.

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