The Mulberry Centre - for anyone affected by cancer Heart

Service volunteers

If you are interested in volunteering for any of the roles below, we would be delighted to hear from you!  Also, please feel free to contact us if you have a related skill that is not listed below.  We are always keen to consider additional services we might offer.  Please complete and return our Volunteer Application Form. Alternatively you can contact Jo Taranowski on 0208 321 6300 or by emailing jo.taranowski@themulberrycentre.co.uk

Counsellors

Our counselling team offer counselling to our service users (patients, carers and bereaved) on a 1:1 and group basis. If you are applying for a volunteer counsellor role you must at least be in your second year of a BACP accredited course (or similar) and have personal professional indemnity insurance. All our counsellors are offered ongoing training and can access a yearly training allowance towards relevant training opportunities.

  • One-to-one counselling
  • Group counselling
  • Bereavement Support Group facilitators

Complementary Therapists

Our team of volunteer complementary and relaxation therapists offer therapies to our service users (patient, carers and bereaved) on a 1:1 and group basis. If you would like to volunteer as a therapist, you must be fully qualified (ITEC equivalent), have personal professional indemnity insurance and have at least one year’s experience post qualification.  All therapists receive cancer-related training as part of their induction as well as ongoing professional support. We also offer a yearly training allowance to our therapists which can be used towards training relevant to their role.
Volunteering opportunities for complementary therapies include:

One-to-one therapies

  • Aromatherapy
  • Massage
  • Reflexology
  • Shiatsu

Group therapies

  • Relaxation/Meditation
  • Tai Chi
  • Yoga
  • Pilates

Welcomers

A friendly face to greet someone as they enter The Mulberry Centre for the first time can really make a difference for someone who is unsure about coming to us for support.  As my mother always told me “you can only make a first impression once” and our Welcomers are crucially important in being the first people visitors meet on coming to the Centre.  As their name suggests, our volunteer Welcomers are responsible for welcoming visitors to The Mulberry Centre, offering refreshments and ensuring their visit to the Centre is always a warm and positive experience. This is an ideal role for warm, friendly people with excellent communication skills who enjoy working in a dynamic and varied environment. Ongoing training and support is offered to our volunteer Welcomers to enhance their skills and experience.