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 volunteer@themulberrycentre.co.uk to discuss options.

Volunteer application form here
Fundraising Volunteer – Campaigns & Events

This role will play a vital role in supporting our fundraising campaigns, events and initiatives aimed at providing essential services to individuals affected by cancer. Working closely with our Supporter Engagement Lead and our Fundraising & Engagement Team this role will assist with our in-house fundraising efforts and provide support to individuals undertaking challenges and events on behalf of The Mulberry Centre, seeing defined projects through from start to finish. Applicants need to have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, strong admin, IT, organisational skills and attention to detail, with the ability to engage effectively with diverse stakeholders and manage multiple tasks and deadlines effectively. Previous experience of running fundraising campaigns/events or experience of marketing, advertising, or charity work, with the ability to apply transferable skills to fundraising initiatives, is desirable. We are looking for someone who can be reliable and dependable, with a willingness to commit to a minimum of 6 months volunteering 2 days per week (Majority of which will be office based) with The Mulberry Centre. The role description can be found here.

Volunteer  Health Walk Leader

We are looking for a volunteer to facilitate a weekly, interesting and sociable gentle walk from our Centre and around Syon Park and back for around 45-60 minutes plus some related admin/feedback time. The volunteer needs to be adaptable to the needs of the participants, depending on the clients’ condition, as far as is reasonable and converse with the clients during the walk and motivate them to enjoy the experience. Previous experience facilitating/leading health walks or similar activities and managing clients with cancer or other heath conditions would be advantageous. The role description can be found here.

Volunteer Wellbeing Class Teacher – Yoga  At Live Well Kew

This role aims to provide a fun, effective one hour weekly Yoga class at Live Well Kew that our clients will enjoy and aims to improve mental and physical wellbeing by increasing range of motion and decreasing stress. We are looking for a suitably qualified and experienced Yoga teacher who is able to adapt the class to the needs of the individual, depending on the client’s condition, as far as is reasonable. The role description can be found here.

Volunteer Complementary Therapists (Massage Therapists Wanted)

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 currently particularly looking for massage therapists who might be prepared to volunteer for us as we have significant demand for that therapy.

 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. The role description can be found  here.

Community Outreach Volunteers – Community Based

We have some outreach opportunities running a regular information 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 engaging with the public, raising awareness of the Centre and its services.  We have a weekly stand at Hounslow House (Monday mornings, weekly) and a  regular stand at Feltham Community Centre (Tuesday afternoons, monthly). This role is suitable for anyone age 18+, well presented and proactive, with good communication skills. The role description can be found here.

Community Engagement Volunteers

We are looking for local people with good, flexible availability to set up and/or help run our stand at local community events, deliver posters/leaflets to local agreed businesses/organisations, and help out at talks/presentations. This can be a fun role and is suitable for anyone age 18+ (we will consider applications from those age 16-17 who have the necessary communications skills and where consent from a parent/guardian is obtained) who are well presented and proactive. We are particularly looking for volunteers who can easily travel and volunteer within Richmond, Hounslow and Ealing boroughs. The role description can be found here.

In addition we are looking for an Events Volunteer – someone with their own vehicle who is physically fit and has lots of flexible time to give to load up and take our equipment out to events, set up and help run our information stand across Richmond, Hounslow and Ealing boroughs.

Volunteer Wellbeing Class Teachers Yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi or similar light exercise class

We look for suitable qualified volunteers to lead regular, weekly (or fortnightly) 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 run these classes here or at local community at venues.  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 – 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 (massage, aromatherapy or reflexology). 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 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.  They are 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 a number of housekeeping duties, basic admin tasks, helping clients with their evaluation surveys and 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 empathy and excellent communication and listening skills who enjoy being in a dynamic and varied environment. Previous customer service experience is an advantage.

All our regular Welcomer slots are currently filled  but we are looking for one more ad-hoc Welcomer who has flexible availability to cover holiday and sickness periods or those who wish to be added to our waiting list for a permanent slot. The role description can be found here

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. The 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 volunteer@themulberrycentre.co.uk 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 volunteer@themulberycentre.co.uk  or call 0208 321 6300 and ask to speak to the Mulberry Macmillan Volunteer Lead.