Our team of fantastic volunteers play a huge part in helping Beatson Cancer Charity deliver services and raise funds to support cancer patients.


Our volunteers support patients and their families in so many wonderful ways. Our volunteers help around the hospital, in our Wellbeing Centre, at our Welcome Desk, in the Wards, in our Beatson Café as well as looking after all of the gardens at The Beatson.


We also have volunteers who help out at Beatson Cancer Charity annual events such as our Burns Supper, Ladies Lunch, Sporting Dinner and Off The Beatson Track, when we turn Glasgow yellow with our wonderful family and dog friendly sponsored walk.

People volunteer for different reasons, but through volunteering everyone can:

  • Support a great cause
  • Feel rewarded about making a practical contribution to helping cancer patients in Scotland
  • Meet new and interesting people
  • Gain skills in new areas
  • Increase your work experience and use existing talents


Ways to Get Involved

We will support you by providing all the training required to carry out your role with confidence. This varies from role to role but we will support you along the way. You will have regular contact with our Volunteer team who will keep in touch with you to keep you up to date with news from across Beatson Cancer Charity. We want to make sure you have an enjoyable and rewarding volunteering experience with us and we really value the contribution you make and the time that you give.

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


Current Vacancies 

Beatson Café

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.

We are currently looking for new volunteers to join our Café Team.

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 PVG Membership, an Occupation Health check and a full induction which will be provided.

Volunteering opportunities

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Cafe and Hub

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Fundraising and Event Volunteering

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Office Volunteering

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