Volunteer for React

Work or school life leaving you unfulfilled? Weekends not as much fun as they used to be? We have the solution…

…why not volunteer for React and help raise much-needed fund for children with potentially terminal illnesses!

Volunteer for React - Help raise funds for children with potentially terminal illnesses

We urgently need volunteers to raise much-needed funds and to promote awareness of our vital service to every school, university, work place and community centre across the UK. We are looking for volunteers with event ideas or who might be in a position to help our campaign. Read about some of our volunteering opportunities below:

Fundraising for React


Hold a one-off or a regular event to raise urgently needed funds for our children and families.

Regional Volunteers

To recruit volunteers and be a point of contact for them.

We need Students

To put on fundraising events or be a representative to bring awareness and be a spokesperson at your university fairs. This is a great opportunity to combine work experience with fun.

Celebrity Volunteers - Help raise money for children with potentially terminal illnesses

School Volunteers

We need parents or teachers to promote React at local schools and raise awareness

Business Volunteers

Promote React in your workplace; many companies support “employee volunteering” through schemes such as matched based giving


To bring awareness and a presence in the community with regards to React’s work and achievements

No experience is required to volunteer, you just need enthusiasm!

So what do I do now?

If you would like to volunteer for React, it’s simple…

Send us an email with your name and address to react@reactcharity.org or download a fundraising pack or telephone 020 8940 2575

We are a very friendly team here at React, happy to discuss all of your fundraising ideas or options

So go on – pick up the phone and give us a call.

What are the benefits of volunteering?

Holding a fundraising event to raise funds for React

Volunteering for React means you are helping to put a smile on a child’s face and assisting a family in desperate need.

Holding a fundraising event is a great way to catch up with friends or meet new ones in a fun environment for a great cause.

Why not gain some skills and experience in the field of fundraising and volunteering whilst learning about React’s work?

There are many ways to help if you do not have time to spare. Why not put one of our collection boxes in the office, at home or ask your local bar?

What the volunteers say:

“I was very young when my sister passed away 13 years ago, but I remember acutely the impact that React had on my sister. React provided Zoë with sensory toys that helped her enjoy her short life. The help we received was crucial towards the end of her life and I am proud to be fundraising for React, so that they might help another family in the same way, at such a difficult time.” Ben Stone.

One Thursday morning pupils & teachers at a local nursery made the walk to school still in their pyjamas! The Headteacher, said “The day gives awareness to the work of React. We were delighted to be able support our local children’s charity”. The Nursery raised £320 for React.

Flautist Volunteers for React Children's Charity

Talented young flautists busked over the Christmas holidays to raise money for React families. Children performed carols and seasonal favourites and a group of advanced teenagers played at Kew Gardens’ Christmas event raising an incredible £500. “It was such fun and for such a good cause” said group leader, Liz Holden

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“We are so grateful for how quickly React dealt with an application and of course the dry suit provided. Evie is very excited and can’t wait for the dry suit to arrive.”

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“Every child is precious and irreplaceable and the death of child is an unbearable sorrow that no parent should ever have to endure. ”


Why not help support React at your local Parkrun event? Get fit, have fun and raise money to support children living with life-limiting illnesses. By signing up, we will send you a fundraising pack with a free React T-shirt to help you with your fundraising. Join now and get running for React!

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