MG 8594We 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.

COVID-19: Due to COVID restrictions, we have put Volunteer Recruitment on hold until further notice. (23/09/2020).

What will you gain as a volunteer?

You will:

  • 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.

Our procedure

Volunteer enquirers fill in an application form and the Centre Manager 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 Centre Manager 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.