We are a small, friendly charity which has been awarded Investing in Volunteers status and we like to put our diversity and equal opportunities policies into practice. We welcome volunteers of all ages and backgrounds.
Many people benefit greatly by coming to the Centre - the wonderful support given by our volunteers plays a valuable part in the services and groups we are able to provide.
There are many different volunteer roles at the Centre - some are listed below. We try hard to find a task that is suitable for you and which will give you satisfaction. We have a flexible approach and sometimes a volunteer starts in one role and changes to another at a later date.
Most roles require the volunteer making a commitment to a regular day and time but some roles require help on a flexible or intermittent basis.
Duties include welcoming members coming for complementary therapies, making tea, answering the telephone and helping with administrative work if appropriate. An absolutely vital role.
Are you enthusiastic and keen to think up new ideas? We need volunteers to join our Publicity team and promote the Centre. This role does not require regular weekly attendance at the Centre.
Would you like to help but feel that you only have a little time and are unable to commit to a set time? One of the sources of income for the Centre comes from money raised from local residents. We need leaflet distributors who will consult with the Fund Raiser and then deliver letters in agreed roads within the borough. The hours are very flexible and depend on the time you have available.
A vital role! We need more people who are willing to help out with different projects from time-to-time.
What will you gain as a volunteer?
- meet many different people
- gain satisfaction from using your personal qualities, abilities and skills to help others
- be part of a team helping to support people during difficult times
- gain experience of working in a voluntary organisation
How to apply
Ideally ring and have an initial talk with the Centre Manager about yourself, your aims and our volunteer roles. Contact Us.
Volunteer enquirers fill in an application form and the Volunteer Co-ordinator makes contact, has a short discussion about the appropriateness of the application and arranges an interview. This follows a set procedure so all applicants are treated equally. The interview allows for the applicant to find out about the Centre and the various volunteer roles and for the Volunteer Co-ordinator to discuss the applicant's skills, interests and suitability. If both sides wish to proceed two referees will be contacted for a written reference. Induction and training will be provided.
When not to apply
If you currently have cancer / have a close friend or family member who has cancer or if you have lost someone with cancer in the last two years, we thank you for your interest but regret that we cannot consider you as a volunteer.