volunteer

be part of team beatson and volunteer today....... 

Our team of fantastic volunteers play a huge part in helping Beatson Cancer Charity deliver services and raise funds to support cancer patients. We're delighted that so many people want to get involved, and donate their time and energy. As you'll see below, there are lots of different opportunities to help make a practical difference, but no matter what you do, you'll be an important part of the team.

PEOPLE VOLUNTEER FOR DIFFERENT REASONS, BUT THROUGH VOLUNTEERING EVERYONE CAN:
  • Meet new and interesting people.
  • Gain skills in new areas.
  • Increase your work experience and use existing talents.
  • Support a great cause.
  • Feel rewarded about making a practical contribution to helping cancer patients in Scotland.

We'll support you by providing induction training, so you can learn about the charity and your role as part of the team, with ongoing training and communication to keep you up to speed. 

We'll also make sure you've got any materials that you need for your role and can reimburse any reasonable expenses too.

Once you've completed six months volunteering with us, we will also be happy to provide a reference for you to any future employers. In return, we just ask that you are committed to your role and are a great ambassador for the charity.

We currently have a number of roles where we are looking for additional volunteer support. Could you give a few hours, a few days or even sign up for a regular volunteering opportunity? We would love to hear from you.

Our current vacancies:

Café Volunteers 

The Beatson Café is located within the Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre, and serves food and refreshments to patients, visitors and staff within the hospital. It is a welcoming spot for a coffee or bite to eat either to sit in or take away, with a splash of Beatson yellow personality. 

Volunteers will work as part of a small team to ensure the smooth running of the café and delivery of a friendly and professional service, overseen and supported by Beatson staff.  

Beatson Trolley Volunteers

As part of our support for patients and their families attending the Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre, we provide a Tea Trolley service in various locations throughout the hospital.

Our tea trolley volunteers provide tea, coffee and biscuits to patients in clinics and waiting rooms. This is a free service for patients and our volunteers really make a difference to people with their warm and friendly approach and a welcome cuppa.

Volunteers carry out a morning or afternoon shift with the refreshment trolley.  In parts of the hospital, we also offer a lunchtime service with sandwiches, yoghurts and fruit.

This role involves the use of a hot water urn, making tea and coffee as well as some physical effort pushing the trolley round the hospital. Comfortable shoes are a must as there is some walking around and you are on your feet for your full shift which is around 2 / 3 hours. As well as tea, our volunteers provide patients with a chat and a warm, friendly environment.

No cash handling experience is required as this is a free service for the patients.

Wellbeing Centre Volunteer

Our Wellbeing Centre’s warm atmosphere is far removed from the clinical ward environments and offers patients the opportunity to rest and relax. Patients can also access a wide range of complementary therapies and wellbeing services.

We are looking for volunteers to help us provide a warm and friendly welcome to all patients, families, carers and visitors. 

Welcome Desk Volunteer

The role of Welcome Desk volunteer is to support patients on their arrival at the Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre.  Volunteers provide a warm and friendly welcome to all patient and visitors helping them to find services around the hospital and providing general information relating to Beatson Cancer Charity.

Ward Volunteer 

Ward Volunteers give their time to visit patients in the wards offering companionship and someone for patients to talk to. This helps to reduce loneliness and isolation for patients. We are looking for new Ward volunteers to help us improve the patients’ stay in hospital.

(This role will require a   Disclosure and Occupation Health check and a full induction)


Get involved in something really special!

To apply for one of these volunteer roles you can download our volunteer application form using the link below and email it back to us. Alternatively, drop us an email at volunteer@beatsoncancercharity.org and we can email you an application form.

Volunteer Application Form 

Volunteer Equal Opportunities Diversity Monitoring Form 

If you've got any questions about volunteering, or would like to chat about your skills and availability, feel free to contact us by email or by calling on 0141 212 0505.