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 therapists offer therapies to our service users (patient, carers) on a 1:1 basis. It is also possible for all registered clients to access group therapies. 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:
- Tai Chi
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.
A Mulberry Mate is someone who would like to support the Centre but can’t make a regular commitment. Whether you can spare 20 minutes, an evening or a whole day we need you!
Mulberry Mates are great friends of the Centre as they offer us an extra pair of hands and help represent the Centre around the community. If you think you could bake a cake, shake a can, run for us or have another talent, please let us know.
We have a wide range of volunteer support roles and these are listed below.
• Administrative Assistant
• Fundraisers and Event Organisers
• Database Administrator
• Collection can coordinator
Gardner’s, Handyperson or cleaner.
This is not an exhaustive list and if you think you have a skill that would benefit the Centre and its service users, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our Volunteer Lead on 0208 321 6300.