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 may be able to find a way for you to use them!  Please click the links on each role for further information or email to discuss options. We particularly welcome applications from those age under 50 and from different ethnic backgrounds.

Volunteer application form here
Outreach Volunteers – Based at West Middlesex University Hospital

We also have some outreach opportunities where we have a regular stand and require volunteers to commit at least a half day each week  for a minimum six months period to support The Mulberry Centre by raising awareness of the Centre and its services. We currently have a stand at West Middlesex University Hospital which requires cover, especially on hospital cancer clinic days, during our opening hours weekdays. This role is suitable for anyone age 18+, well presented and proactive, with good communication skills. The role description can be found here.

Volunteer Wellbeing Class Teacher – Yoga For Breast Cancer

This role aims to provide a fun, effective weekly Yoga class at our Centre that our clients will enjoy which specifically addresses the needs of clients with breast cancer. It aims to improve mental and physical wellbeing, symptom management and general quality of life by increasing range of motion and decreasing stress.

We are looking for a suitably qualified and experienced Yoga teacher or physiotherapist with an experienced Yoga practice who has taken part in an accredited CPD course in Yoga for breast cancer. Applicants must have an understanding of breast cancer surgeries, in order to be able to offer individual modifications, be empathetic, with an in depth understanding of the effect that a cancer diagnosis can have and have knowledge of safe lymphoedema practice.

A role description can be found here.

Volunteer Wellbeing Class Teachers (Community Based) Yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi or similar light exercise class

We are looking for suitable qualified volunteers to lead regular, weekly (or fortnightly) community based classes  for clients in Yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi or similar light exercise classes. Classes can be arranged at mutually agreeable times and we are looking for a minimum commitment of six months. We are aiming to run these classes in the community at venues such as Live Well Kew, TW9 4FF.

All our classes are recognised as having positive benefits and are given with the aim of relieving stress related symptoms through relaxation, improved breathing and increased activity.  Previous experience of facilitating such classes and an ability to adapt to the needs of clients and their health conditions is required. A role description can be found here.

Volunteer Complementary Therapists

Our volunteer complementary therapists provide complementary therapies for people with a diagnosis of cancer, their carers and bereaved.  Therapies offered are recognised as having positive benefits and are given with the aim of relieving stress related symptoms.  Currently, the touch-based therapies offered are: Aromatherapy / Massage / Reflexology / Reiki / Shiatsu or Acupuncture. We are particularly looking for massage or reflexology therapists who might be prepared to volunteer for us regularly at local community venues and/or at ad-hoc events.

 Each therapy is adapted to the needs of the individual, depending on the client’s condition. Therapies offered are recognised as having positive benefits and are given with the aim of relieving stress related symptoms and supporting our clients’ wellbeing. Volunteer role description can be found  here.

Volunteer Complementary Therapists – Massage/Reflexology (Mentoring Programme)

Our Volunteer Complementary Therapists provide complementary therapies for people with a diagnosis of cancer, their carers and bereaved.  Therapies offered are recognised as having positive benefits and are given with the aim of relieving stress related symptoms and encourage relaxation.

We are ideally seeking those with a minimum of one year’s therapist experience. However, if you are newly qualified with under a year’s practical experience you can apply for our Volunteer Mentoring Programme. This enables newly qualified therapists who do not have one year’s practical experience but are fully qualified and insured, the opportunity to join our team of volunteers. As part of this training you will be guided through specific cancer care initial consultation, contraindications, treatment adaptation, additional techniques, body mechanics, cross contamination, and Health & Safety for complementary therapies.  The mentoring programme is not an oncology massage qualification, but it does count towards points for your Continued Professional Development allowing you to volunteer with us immediately after completing the programme. The volunteer role description can be found here.

Volunteer Wellbeing Class Facilitator – Personal Trainer – Strength & Balance

We are looking for suitably qualified personal trainers with experience of working with individuals and facilitating group classes to facilitate a weekly (or fortnightly) strength and balance class which is designed to demonstrate simple exercises which can be practiced at home to strengthen different muscle groups, core strength, and improve balance in order to facilitate improved mobility and confidence. Applicants need to have the working knowledge to adapt the class/exercises to the needs of the individuals, making adjustments depending on the client’s condition, as far as is reasonable. A role description can be found here.

Admin (Fundraising & Engagement) Volunteer

A new opportunity is coming up to support our new Fundraising & Engagement Manager and his team in the office providing admin support updating our Pabau database with project, business, supporter and community information and admin associated with the planning and actioning of the work programme. Good Microsoft Office IT and communication skills are essential. Previous experience of admin and using a database is essential. Role description to follow.

Volunteer Counsellors

We are looking for volunteer counsellors who can provide one-to-one person-centered counselling half a day per week or up to 3 clients, face-to-face, to individuals affected by cancer (patients, carers and the bereaved). We offer seven sessions to cancer patients, carers and anyone who has been bereaved.

Our volunteer counsellors must be in, or have completed, a BACP or equivalent accredited course; a minimum of 60 hours of one-to-one counselling hours are required and, if in training,  the support of the training organisation to start client work. Personal liability cover, enhanced DBS and membership of a professional body for counselling and psychotherapy is also required. We offer ongoing professional development as well as in-house group supervision. Volunteer role description can be found here.

Volunteer Welcomers

Welcomers are crucially important in being the first people visitors meet on coming to The Mulberry Centre.  You will be responsible for welcoming visitors to the Centre, the checking in process, offering refreshments, helping them to find information about our services and ensuring their visit to the Centre is always a warm and positive experience. Welcomers also assist with housekeeping duties, basic admin tasks, helping clients with their evaluation surveys and making donations, and other day to day tasks which support the smooth running of the organisation.

This is an ideal role for warm, friendly people with excellent communication and listening skills who enjoy being in a dynamic and varied environment. All our regular Welcomer slots are currently filled  but we are looking for younger applicants (age under 50) and ad-hoc Welcomers  who have lots of flexibility to cover holiday and sickness periods or those who wish to be added to our waiting list for a permanent slot. Volunteer role description can be found here

Other Volunteers

We are always looking for helping hands who are not looking for a regular volunteering commitment but can make themselves available on an as and when basis  to help out at events or fundraising activities at our Centre or out in the local community. If you are interested in volunteering in this way please email or complete and send us an application form.

If you have a particular skill to offer or an idea or an idea about an activity or workshop you could offer to us on a voluntary basis which might meet our needs then please email  or call 0208 321 6300 and ask to speak to the Mulberry Macmillan Volunteer Lead.