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Current Volunteer Vacancies

We always have a wide variety of volunteering opportunities. Below are a selection of specific roles for which we are currently recruiting , however, whatever your skills, we’re sure to find a way for you to use them!  Please click the links on each role for further information or email to discuss other options.




Volunteer Telephone Befriender

This is a new volunteering opportunity, developed in response to Covid19. The role aims to reduce social isolation and loneliness by making regular, friendly telephone or facetime contact calls over a time limited period engaging with older clients age 65+. Befrienders will encourage clients to talk about day to day safe topics of interest, enable them to unburden their feelings and share their worries, raise awareness of our remote online services and resources and support clients to view and access these,  and introduce them to the opportunity to take part in social group chats with other clients online.

Befrienders are crucially important in being a trusted, empathetic ear who will make regular calls to a number of clients affected by cancer over the length of the project (initially six months) ensuring these calls are always a warm and positive experience. This is an ideal role for people with a friendly telephone manner, excellent communication and listening skills, an ability to explain our support services in a clear manner and assist older people with the necessary information to enable them to view and access these online. This role may also suit those who want to reduce any feelings of isolation and loneliness they themselves may have.  Volunteer Telephone Befriender Role here


Community Engagement Volunteer

This role aims to support The Mulberry Centre by delivering leaflets and other printed information, as directed, to designated locations within the local community.  The intension behind this is to raise awareness within the local community of the existence of, and how to access, the support services provided by the Centre. There is also the opportunity to take part in future event helpdesks or talks within the community.  Community Engagement Role Description here


Fundraising Research Volunteer

We are looking for a volunteer to undertake desk research to assist with trusts, grant and foundation research. We are subscribed to a couple of databases, and then there is research outside of this too. The role will help to identify a shortlist of possible funders who will favourably consider applications relating to aspects of our work.

 This is an excellent opportunity for someone who is methodical, with good research and analytical skills who would like to gain charity fundraising experience. No prior knowledge of trust and grant funders is required as full coaching will be given. This activity can be undertaken remotely or, by prior arrangement, at the Centre. Fundraising Research Volunteer Role here


Volunteer Counsellors

We are looking for volunteer counsellors who can provide one-to-one person-centred counselling to individuals affected by cancer (patients, carers and bereaved). We offer seven sessions to cancer patients, carers and anyone who has been bereaved. Volunteer Counsellor Role here


Volunteer Complementary Therapist

Can you offer complementary therapies for people with a diagnosis of cancer and their carers? Clients can register with us, primarily by self-referral. Therapies offered are recognised as having positive benefits and are given with the aim of relieving stress related symptoms. Volunteer Complementary Therapist Role here