Find your perfect volunteer role

Whether it’s a regular commitment volunteering in our shops, befriending in our Support Centres, or helping at a one-off event, we have the perfect volunteer role for you.

A lot of what Wessex Cancer Support does highly depends on volunteers, so you’ll be joining a team of people committed to making a positive impact for local people living with cancer.

You can volunteer on a regular basis, help with a one-off event or activity, or join our team of occasional helpers. We’ve listed our most frequently needed volunteer roles below but we are often in need of more specialist expertise in other areas of the charity, these can be found on our job vacancy page.

With centres and shops in Hampshire, Dorset and IOW,  we hope we can provide volunteering opportunities near you.

Befriender and Client talking

Volunteer befriender

Volunteer Befrienders are special people who offer practical and emotional support to adults, teenagers and children at all stages of their cancer journey. They listen without judging and are able to maintain client confidentiality.

Your Cancer Support Centres offer a safe and supportive place where people living with cancer can access local non-clinical support including; counselling, complementary therapy, advice, information and support from trained Befrienders. People visiting the Centre will either have direct experience of cancer, be bereaved, or have someone close to them who has cancer.

All volunteers receive training in listening and responding skills and receive ongoing support and supervision. You can volunteer for one morning or afternoon a week, or give more time if you’re able to.

Become a Befriender

For more information or to apply to become a volunteer befriender please contact the Services Team.
Telephone: 023 8067 2200

Shop assistant

We are always looking for friendly and active volunteers to join our busy charity shop teams. You may be serving customers and operating the till or be out the back sorting, steaming and preparing goods for sale.

You could learn new skills, have fun and make new friends. Our charity shops are in the heart of local communities raising vital funds to provide cancer care support services to local  people affected by cancer.

We will provide you with training and support and you can volunteer for as little as two hours a week, or more if you have time.  So if you would like to try charity shop volunteering, please get in touch.

Become a Shop Assistant

For more information or to apply to become a volunteer shop assistance please contact the Retail Team.
023 8067 2200

Shop Volunteers
Events Volunteers

Events volunteer

We have a range of roles within Fundraising from on the day event support – things like cheering points, setting up events, meeting and greeting and selling raffle tickets, to office-based support which includes contacting supporters and researching effective ways to approach new supporters. Volunteering with Fundraising is very flexible, and can range from one-off support to a weekly commitment and everything else in between.

We are always looking for new volunteers, so if you want to give back to your community, are interested in a career in fundraising, or simply would like to help out, then please do get in touch.

Become an Events Volunteer

For more information or to apply to become an events volunteer befriender please contact the Fundraising and Events Team.
023 8067 2200

Office volunteer

From fundraising and marketing to admin and finance we have lots of volunteering opportunities at our Head Office in Chandler’s Ford.

Become an Office Volunteer

For more information or to apply to volunteer at our Head Office please contact.
023 8067 2200

Office workers