Volunteer support is at the heart of Cherry Lodge Cancer Care and at the heart of the services we provide. In normal times we recruit people to fill a wide range of roles. Currently, due to the coronavirus, we are recruiting only counsellors, reflexologists and shop volunteers.

People support us in many different ways, and becoming a Cherry Lodge volunteer is one of the most important. By giving us your valuable time, you can help us to achieve our mission to support people living with cancer, their family members, carers and friends.

Volunteering also provides an opportunity to learn new skills and meet new people, whether you are thinking of changing career, starting a new one, coming up to retirement or wanting to give something back to the community.

Volunteer Roles at Cherry Lodge

Volunteers at Cherry Lodge Cancer Care have a wide range of backgrounds and skills. The roles they fill are many and varied, from administrative work to fundraising and befriending.

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In normal times we typically have vacancies for all the following. Currently we are recruiting only for the roles (shown in bold).

  • Befrienders
  • Complementary Therapists (currently only recruiting reflexologists)
  • Counsellors, qualified (currently recruiting, please contact Yvonne)
  • Fundraising Volunteers
  • Shop Volunteers (currently recruiting, please contact the Shop Manager)
  • Volunteer drivers to take members to medical appointments (please contact Yvonne)

Becoming a Cherry Lodge Volunteer

Recruitment of volunteers is currently suspended due to the coronavirus epidemic.

When the situation returns to normal, if you are interested in any of our volunteering vacancies, please contact Yvonne Shield on 020 8441 7000 or email yvonne@cherrylodgecancercare.org.uk.

All potential volunteers are invited to the Cherry Lodge Centre for an informal meeting prior to completing an application form.

Upon receipt of your completed application form we will arrange an interview and if this is successful, we will take up references and carry out a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, formerly a Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check). This will then be followed by an Induction Programme to orientate you into the organisation and your role with Cherry Lodge.

Reasonable expenses incurred while volunteering for us will be reimbursed, if requested. We ask for a minimum commitment of a year but hope that you will stay with us for longer if possible.

Given the nature of the work we do, there is an informal, friendly relationship between staff and volunteers. This in turn provides a warm and supportive environment for those who use our Centre.