Volunteer roles

If you’d like to apply for any of the following roles, click here.

Reception Volunteer

Overview: Our reception support volunteers at the Tim Pryor Centre are absolutely vital to making sure that the Tim Pryor Centre continues to be a warm and welcoming place.  They work alongside the reception team helping to welcome visitors, including people using our services.

Suitable for: This role is suitable for anyone who is caring and empathetic, with a calm friendly manner. You will need to be a good listener and understand the importance of patient confidentiality, and be comfortable talking to people over the phone.  Visitors will include cancer patients and their carers as well as people attending meetings, so you will need to be happy to deal with a wide range of people.  You will need to have reasonable computer skills, including the use of Word and Microsoft office.

Time required: We are looking for someone to volunteer regularly with us for 3 to 4 hours one afternoon or morning each week. We are also looking for people to help us out from time to time when our regular volunteers are on holiday. 


Data Volunteer

Overview: Cavendish Cancer Care supports a vast range of individuals and keeps important records for legal reasons and audit, as well as to ensure effective delivery of their services. There are always records that need entering into a database. The Data Volunteer will help to upload these records.

Suitable for: This volunteer role is suitable for anyone who has

·         Good  keyboard and ICT skills

·         Good  communication skills – both written and spoken English

·         Ability to process information accurately

·         Ability to handle sensitive information in accordance with GDPR

·         Ability to work well in a team and use own initiative

·         Good time management and organisational skills

Time required: There is need for flexibility as the number of hours worked each week can vary but usually 3 to 4 hours weekly. We are also looking for people to help us out from time to time when our regular volunteers are on holiday.


Cancer Buddy

Overview: Cavendish Cancer Buddies are a group of volunteers who have either had cancer themselves or have cared for someone with cancer. Because they have “been there” they can listen to the things that people can’t always say to their family and friends, and won’t judge what you say.

Suitable for:  You will either have had a diagnosis of cancer within the last few years or have been a carer or close family member of someone with cancer. You will need

  • Good listening skills
  • Empathy
  • Compassion
  • The ability to step out of your own personal situation
  • Be able to offer support without giving advice/offering solutions
  • Be willing to undertake all relevant training and refresher/update training as required.

Time required: The scheme is intended to be as flexible as possible so that the volunteer and the patient can arrange times to be in contact that suit them both. For each person that you support, you will be likely to spend an hour a week/fortnight on phone calls and record keeping. You won’t be asked to support more than 3 people at a time, but this can be less if you would like it.


Collection Bucket Volunteer & Bag Packers

Overview: Collection Bucket Volunteers & Bag Packers attend events and collect donations in fundraising buckets. You will be the face of Cavendish and may be required to explain who we are and what we do to those who ask.

Suitable for: These volunteers must have great people skills and be confident in approaching the public to fulfill the requirements of this role. This position is great for anyone who is friendly, chatty, and keen to inform others of the brilliant work we do. It is good to bear in mind the active nature of this role.

Time required: Very flexible, no set hours. You can pick and choose which events you would like to volunteer at.


Collection Box Distribution Volunteer

Overview: Collection Box Volunteers are responsible for the distribution and collection of tins throughout Sheffield each month. If you can find new sites for collection boxes in your area… that would be an added bonus!

Suitable for: This role is suitable for anyone who would like to support us but has little time to spare. You must be reliable, friendly, and it is preferable that you have access to a car.

Time required: Very flexible, no set hours. You will work on an ‘as and when’ basis.