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 other options.

Volunteer application form here
Volunteer Community Development – Schools and Youth Groups

We are looking for a community development volunteer to build and maintain excellent relationships with local schools and youth group contacts (in the boroughs of Hounslow, Richmond, and Ealing) to raise awareness of The Mulberry Centre and the services we provide, and to encourage them to raise financial and non-financial support of our work. This volunteering opportunity is ideal for someone who may have educational experience or an interest in gaining experience of schools/youth groups, likes to meet new people, is confident making contact and giving presentation talks, and who would like some experience of community engagement, marketing and/or fundraising.  Community Development Volunteer – Schools and Youth Groups role here

Volunteer Community Development – Places of Worship and Faith Groups

We are looking for a community development volunteer to build and maintain excellent relationships with local places of worship and faith group contacts (in the boroughs of Hounslow, Richmond, and Ealing) to raise awareness of The Mulberry Centre and the services we provide, and to encourage them to raise financial and nonfinancial support of our work. This volunteering opportunity is ideal for someone who has an interest in places of worship/faith groups, likes to meet new people, is confident making contact and giving presentation talks, and who would like some experience of community engagement, marketing and/or fundraising.  Community Development Volunteer – Places of Worship and Faith Groups role here

Volunteer Community Development – Clubs and Community Groups

We are looking for a community development volunteer to build and maintain excellent relationships with local clubs and community group contacts (in the boroughs of Hounslow, Richmond, and Ealing) to raise awareness of The Mulberry Centre and the services we provide, and to encourage them to raise financial and non-financial support of our work. This volunteering opportunity is ideal for someone with an interest in clubs and community groups, who likes to meet new people, is confident making contact and giving presentation talks, and who would like some experience of community engagement, marketing and/or fundraising.  Community Development Volunteer – Clubs and Community Groups role here

Press and Media Volunteer

We are looking for a press and media volunteer to remotely support our fundraising and communication team with raising awareness of the Mulberry Centre (TMC), and inspiring donations and fundraising, through the use of press and different media. This volunteering opportunity is ideal for someone who likes to keep an eye on what is going on within the press/media, enjoys drafting media content and would like to gain some experience of marketing.  Press and Media Volunteer role here

Social Media Volunteer

We are looking for a creative volunteer with previous experience of using social media platforms to help promote, develop, and maintain our online presence.  You will help engage our service users, supporters and volunteers in order to maximise awareness, increase reach and promote The Mulberry Centre in the local community.

This role would suit someone who is keen to gain experience with digital marketing and is comfortable with social media and wants to make a difference supporting a local charity.  Ideally, we are looking for a commitment of around 4 hours per week, but this is flexible. This opportunity can be carried out remotely under direction.  Social Media Volunteer role here.

Event Fundraiser Volunteer

We are looking for a fundraising volunteer to support community events that will help raise money and awareness of the Mulberry Centre. This volunteering opportunity is ideal for someone who likes to speak to/meet new people, and who would like to gain some experience of supporting events and marketing. Due to COVID-19 some of our events have been cancelled but you will help in planning online events scheduled to take part in the future.  Event Fundraiser Volunteer role here

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

Design Volunteer

We are looking for a creative volunteer with previous experience of using basic graphics and templates to design and produce promotional materials for events, such as flyers, posters, leaflets and booklets, so that they maintain a common theme design-wise and are current and up to date. You will be helping to engage our service users, supporters and volunteers in order to maximise awareness, increase reach and promote The Mulberry Centre in the local community.

This role would suit someone who has creative flair, a keen eye for details and is comfortable using basic graphics software (such as Indesign and Canva) and wants to make a difference supporting a local charity.  Ideally, we are looking for a commitment of around 4 hours per week, but this is flexible. This opportunity can be carried out remotely under direction.  Design 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