Volunteering with us can take many forms. Numbering almost 2,000
across the UK, our volunteers really are the first faces of
Prostate Cancer UK. Our volunteers represent us at special events,
corporate fundraising bids and donation ceremonies as well as by
holding talks about us and our services.
David Kurk tells us what it's like to represent Prostate Cancer
"Being a Prostate Cancer UK ambassador is a privilege.
"In my professional life I am a conference moderator, so I get
many opportunities to talk about Prostate Cancer UK and I take
them! I also host many sporting events and whenever I interview
famous' sportspeople I get them to pose with the Men United scarf.
I’ve also been interviewed by various media about relevant topics
and spoken at numerous events organised by Prostate Cancer UK. In
November-December, I’ll have spoken at eight different events.
"Over the festive season, I'll be giving a talk at this year’s
carol concert. Christmas is a special time and important to the
charity as it’s a time to celebrate hope, progress and remember
loved ones. I hope to share my personal story – how I’m one of the
disease’s survivors, but that there are lots of men who are not so
fortunate. Eighteen months ago my world fell apart when I was
diagnosed. I now see how lucky I was to discover that I had
prostate cancer and could have it treated. Moreover, I can now
bring a positive story to a difficult subject to help others. Three
close friends who’ve had checks because of my talks were diagnosed
positive, but thankfully all at an early treatable stage and that’s
the ultimate reason for doing this kind of work."
Thank you to all volunteers that represent us on a daily basis
across the UK- we couldn’t do what we do without you. If you'd like
to volunteer, find out what we have available.
Bob gives his tips on hosting an information stand, including
setting up, appropriate places and handing out information. Find out
John shares his experience in dealing with the media, and the
importance of preparation before you speak to a reporter. Find out
Jean explains how one small act from a volunteer can make a huge
difference. Find out more
Kenneth details the value of being a patient representative,
taking part in focus groups and what you can learn from meeting
others and sharing your views. Find out more