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. 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.
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
We are looking a Volunteer Administrator to provide efficient and effective administrative support to our small Fundraising Department. Duties will include general correspondence, some data entry and a willingness to help out with mail-outs and practical support as and when required for fundraising events. A good working knowledge of Word and Excel is essential. 3-4 hours a week either on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday.
We are lookinbg for a Receptionist to join our friendly team at the Centre. Duties will include meeting and greeting visitors to the Centre, booking appointments and adhoc administration tasks. A good working knowledge of Word and Excel is essential. 4 hours a week on a Friday pm.
How to apply
Ideally ring and have an initial talk with our Centre Administrators about yourself, your aims and our volunteer roles. Contact Us.
Volunteer enquirers fill in an application form and the Centre Admministrators will make 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 Centre Administrators 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.