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
Wellbeing Class Leaders/Facilitators – Volunteer Tai Chi/Chi Gong Class Facilitator and Volunteer Pilates Class Facilitator

We are currently looking for persons suitably qualified  in either Tai Chi/Chi Gong or Pilates who would be able to facilitate a class for clients here at The Mulberry Centre. This an excellent opportunity for someone who has some experience of  delivering a class in either discipline, enjoys meeting new people and  building rapport and wants to improve the well-being of those affected by cancer.  The required commitment is to run a class weekly or fortnightly for 60-90 minutes during our opening hours at a mutually convenient time. If you have the necessary skills/experience to deliver either class on a regular basis for at least 6 months then please call us for an informal chat on 020 8321 6300 and ask to speak to Julie Quinn or email volunteer@themulberrycentre.co.uk. Volunteer role description can be found here

PA/Researcher Volunteer (Major Donor Fundraising)

Our Fundraising & Communications Manager is looking for someone to undertake administrative, co-ordination and research support to assist with the development of a major donor development fundraising programme.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone who has exceptional interpersonal skills, as well as strong organisational, and research skills, with great attention to detail. No prior knowledge of major donor fundraising is required as training and mentoring will be given. This activity can be undertaken remotely plus time at the Centre. Previous experience as a PA or similar role is desirable. Our PA/Researcher (Major Donor Fundraising) Volunteer role description can be found here

Volunteer Case Study Writer

This is an excellent opportunity for someone who is interested in developing their communications or writing skills to make the best use of existing and new case studies.  We need emotive, engaging, and inspiring case studies to raise awareness of our work within the media and our fundraising work. Guidance and templates will be provided by the Fundraising & Communications Lead.

Main Duties/Typical Tasks are:

  • Update and formalise on current case studies.
  • Document information and update Database/excel record with current case studies.
  • Anonymise and edit new case studies.
  • Find suitable quotes and stories to use for highlighting our work.
  • Identify and write up case studies from evaluation and feedback forms.
  • Interviewing users for case studies.

Volunteer Case Study role can be found here

Press and Media Volunteer

We are looking for a press and media volunteer to support our fundraising and communication team with raising awareness of the Mulberry Centre and inspiring donations and fundraising, using press and different media. 2022 is our 21st Anniversary and we would like a dedicated person, who has experience of drafting media content and scheduling press and media campaigns to respond to and progress further activity. This role can be remote and/or office based.

Our Press & Media Volunteer role description can be found here

Events Fundraiser Volunteer

We are looking for event fundraising volunteers 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 the setting up and running of events and related marketing. 2022 is our 21st Anniversary and we would like help with events, some online, which will be scheduled to take part in the future.

Our Events Fundraiser Volunteer role description can be found 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 intention 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. This opportunity would suit those who like to get out and about in their local community and  can keep a good record of  their progress. There is also the opportunity to take part in future event helpdesks or talks within the community. Our Community Engagement Volunteer role description can be found here

Community Engagement (Events) Volunteer

This volunteering role will support our Community Engagement Lead to prepare for, and take part in, in suitable community events within the local community to raise awareness of the existence of, and how to access, the support services provided by The Mulberry Centre. The role is an opportunity to set up and run event helpdesks/stalls within the community at a variety of interesting public events such as community fayres, fetes, open days, information days etc. These events may take place of a weekday, evenings or at weekends. Our Community Engagement (Events) Volunteer role description can be found here

Volunteer Welcomer

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 organization. This is an ideal role for warm, friendly people with excellent communication and listening skills who enjoy being in a dynamic and varied environment.

Volunteer Counsellor

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 or remotely to individuals affected by cancer (patients, carers and 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; 40 hours of one-to-one counselling hours are required and, if in training,  the support of the training organization to start client work. Personal liability cover, enhanced DBS and membership of a professional body for counselling and psychotherapy is also required.

Our Volunteer Counsellor role can be found here

Volunteer Complementary Therapist

Our volunteer complementary therapists provide complementary therapies for people with a diagnosis of cancer, their carers and bereaved a half day, weekly or fortnightly.  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. It is also possible to access a further 2 sessions of 1to1 Yoga Therapy or EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique).

 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.

Our Complementary Therapist Volunteer role description can be found here

Volunteer Telephone Befriender

This volunteering opportunity was developed in response to Covid19. Although we currently have sufficient volunteers in this role to meet demand, should further funding be secured to continue the project beyond this summer then we are keeping a waiting list of interested persons. 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 any social events  we arrange with other clients.

This is an ideal role for people with a friendly telephone manner, excellent communication and listening skills. This role may also suit those who want to reduce any feelings of isolation and loneliness they themselves may have.  Our Telephone Befriender Volunteer role description can be found here