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All volunteers who work with us are welcomed into our team and find volunteering a rewarding and positive experience. There are many different ways in which you can get involved.

Why volunteer?

Right now, up and down the country people are volunteering for Kidney Research UK, gaining and developing skills and confidence whilst helping to change the lives of others.

Volunteering opportunities come in all shapes and sizes depending on what you want to get out of the experience. Whether you’d like to meet other people or do your own thing, we want to empower you with the right tools to make a difference.

If you have a few spare hours every month or a day each week, have skills that you can use or are looking to learn new skills, we have a number of volunteer roles suitable for all ages, abilities and interests.

Volunteers at the London Marathon cheering station

Ways to volunteer

There are loads of ways you can donate your time; get inspired with our selection of ideas.

Volunteer at an event

Do you have what it takes to help support our participants make it through their event? We are looking for volunteers who have a big voice and lots of energy to join us at our cheering stations along event routes.

Volunteer in our shops

Meet and help customers, sort donations, price goods and arrange the window displays. Our retail volunteers are instrumental in making sure the shops are stocked and open seven days a week.

Volunteer in the community

Volunteer in your community to raise awareness and understanding of kidney disease, organ donation, participation in research or by sharing your experience of living with, or helping others with, kidney disease.

Volunteer in the office

If you're looking to start your career, change of career, or returning to work; volunteering in our Peterborough office is a great way to experience working in an office environment and build your skills.

Share your skills

If you have a skill, hobby, professionalism or a personal interest that you'd like to share through volunteering and think we could make good use of, we'd love to hear from you.

Volunteering vacancies

Charity shop volunteer


  • Dalkeith
  • Exeter
  • Redcar

Main tasks:

  • Sorting through donations received.
  • Creating eye catching displays within the shop.
  • Preparing donated items for sale.
  • Dealing with customers enquiries and serving customers on the till.

How to apply/for more information:


Call: 0300 303 1100

Join our London Marathon cheering stations
  • Location: London
  • Date: 26 April 2020

We are looking for enthusiastic, passionate volunteers to join our cheering stations and make as much noise as possible for the London Marathon 2020. We have three cheering stations to pick from depending on where is easiest for you to get to;

Mile 9: Surrey Quays Road, near Canada Water Tube Station

Mile 18: Britannia International Hotel, E14 9SJ

Mile 25: Embankment

Why we need you;

When you’re on route to run a whopping 26.2 miles, to see people from the charity you support, supporting you means a lot. It encourages runners to keep powering on when they need it the most. They might be mentally and physically struggling and hearing you making as much noise as you can as they whizz past (or crawl!) could be the push they need to get to the finish line.

What support will you get?

We will provide you with all the materials you need to make the cheering station stand out so all our #TEAMKIDNEY runners won’t be able to miss you. We will also send you and anyone joining you a Kidney Research UK t-shirt to proudly wear on the day.

How to apply/for more information:


Call: 0300 303 1100

Bucket collections

Bucket collection information:

Where: Arsenal tube station
When: Sunday 23 February
Number of collectors: 2

Where: Fulham Broadway tube station
When: Saturday 21 March
Number of collectors: 2

How to apply/for more information:


Call: 0300 303 1100

Sign up to volunteer

We have a variety of volunteering roles and would love to help find the right role for you.

If none of the vacancies above are suitable for you, please fill in our 'interested in volunteering form' to let us know where abouts you are and what kind of volunteering ideas you have.

Once completed, our Volunteering Programme Manager will be in touch with information on suitable volunteering opportunities and details about how you can get involved.


Volunteering news

Got a question? Get in touch.

For more information or if you have any questions, get in touch with our Volunteer Manager:

0300 303 1100

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