On April 20th 2017, Wessex Cancer Trust would like to celebrate Volunteer Recognition Day. We are extremely grateful for all the selfless hard work our volunteers do to help us support people who are affected by cancer. With the help of our fabulous volunteers, we were able to reach over 8,000 people in the Wessex region in the last year. If you are looking to start volunteer work this Volunteer Recognition Day, there are plenty of opportunities here at Wessex Cancer Trust to suit any personality or commitment capabilities.

Are you looking to volunteer on a one-off basis to suit your busy lifestyle? Event volunteering may be the best option for you. We have a vast variety of events throughout the year, including bucket collections, marathons, bake sales, and family fun days. These events are an excellent opportunity to volunteer in an exciting environment alongside a team of enthusiastic people without making any long time commitments. You can volunteer whenever you like, for as many hours as suits you.

If you’re able to offer more time and are interested in organising events, a fundraising group is a fantastic option. There are Wessex Cancer Trust fundraising groups all over the region, who meet monthly to organise several events throughout the year. Their events range from quizzes to Christmas carol services. Joining a fundraising group is a great opportunity to make friends while raising money for an important cause.

Becoming a befriender at one of our centres is an excellent way to have a more direct positive impact on those who are affected by cancer. Befriending is an opportunity for people who enjoy offering a friendly listening ear and want to comfort people who visit our centres for support.

If you have no time to spare but would still like to help, you can always donate to a fundraising group to support their events, or attend any of the events in your local area.

However you decide to volunteer, your support is greatly appreciated. Although today is Volunteer Recognition Day, our service users recognise and value your support every day of the year.


Find out more on volunteering with us