Saracens / UCH Cancer Fund Match Day Volunteer

The University College Hospital (UCH) Cancer Fund is delighted to be one of the official charities for Saracens for the 2015/16 rugby season. During each home match, to raise awareness and to try and encourage people to fundraise we will be running our own area at the side of the pitch for the fans called the “Tackle Zone” which we are looking for volunteers to support.

This is a fantastic opportunity to be at the heart of the action on a match day and support the Premiership rugby champions whilst raising funds to improve services for cancer patients undergoing treatment at UCH.


We are looking for 10 volunteers to be at the heart of the action and help run the Tackle Zone at each match, encourage people to get involved and inspire them to take on their own challenge and raise funds for the UCH Cancer Fund.

In the zone, there will be a number of activities going on, including Rugby Inflatable Challenges, Sport Inflatable Challenge, Target Speed activities and a number of other skills based challenges.

The zone opens before each match, at which point we hope to encourage the players to have a go at each challenge to ‘set the mark’ for the general public. Whilst the zone will still operate during the match, there will be opportunities for volunteers to view a game.

Volunteers are needed to encourage people to have fun and stay safe, whilst also letting them know about the UCH Cancer Fund and how they can make a difference for cancer patients currently undergoing treatment at UCH.


  • Energy and passion to ensure that supporters leave the zone wanting to return during the next home match.
  • To have a friendly, helpful and cheerful persona
  • To be able to engage with a diverse group of people
  • To have strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • To be a genuine team player
  • To be organised, patient and calm and cope in a busy or stressful environment
  • To be reasonably fit and active
  • To be reliable and committed
  • To have an ability to work unsupervised, using your own initiative.


  • Increased awareness of Cancer Services at UCLH and the UCH Cancer Fund
  • Increased funding to support the work of UCLH


  • Working as part of a team to run a number of different activities in the Tackle Zone
  • Encouraging supporters to take part in the activities and inspiring them to return at each home match
  • Ensure the safety of each supporter visiting the Tackle Zone
  • Proactively and enthusiastically engage with Saracens supporters about the UCH Cancer Fund
  • Dealing with general queries about the UCH Cancer Fund e.g. fundraising activities
  • Encouraging supporters to take on their own fundraising challenge for the UCH Cancer Fund
  • Be forthcoming in contributing ideas and feedback on how to improve the Tackle zone and ultimately raise funds for the UCH Cancer Fund
  • Be diligent and organised in ensuring that each supporter has an opportunity to take part in the activities
  • Working with key stakeholders within Saracens such as the Pioneers (Saracens volunteers) to ensure that the supporters have the best experience
  • Represent the UCH Cancer Fund and its’ values

The role description is not intended to be exhaustive and it is likely that duties may be altered from time to time in the light of changing circumstances and after consultation with the post holder.


Potential hours per week: Typically Saturdays 11:30 – 16:30on the following dates:

Saturday 19 December 2015
Saturday 02 January 2016
Saturday 16 January 2016
Saturday 30 January 2016
Saturday 13 February 2016
Saturday 20 February 2016
Saturday 05 March 2016
Saturday 26 March 2016
Saturday 30 April 2016
Saturday 21 May 2016 (tbc)

Volunteers are not expected to do all dates.

Location: Allianz Park, Greenlands Lane, Hendon, London NW4 1RL


For more information or to volunteer, please contact Nick Gilbert, Head of Fundraising on 0203 447 1884 or email