The work carried out by Friends of the Cancer Centre simply wouldn’t be possible without our volunteers.

These incredible people give up their valuable time to make a real and lasting difference to the charity.  Many of our volunteers have been with the charity since its beginning 30 years ago and we’re very lucky to have a growing volunteer base.  We're always on the look out for new volunteers who would like to give a little time - even a few hours - to help the charity.  If you would like to find out more about volunteer opportunities, please email Claire at clairehogarth@friendsofthecancercentre.com  or call us on 028 9069 9393.

 

If you want to find out what volunteering for us is like, take a read over our volunteer stories below.

Our Volunteers

Cecilia

I started volunteering for the charity in 2013, when my daughter, Claire, took up the post as the charity’s fundraising manger and needed a hand with some administration in the office.

I usually come in at least once a week and do whatever the team need me to do – from filling fundraising packs, sending out the charity's bi-annual newsletter, stock taking to being part of their cheer squad at the Belfast City Marathon.

I love volunteering with Friends of the Cancer Centre.  The team are wonderful and the work that I do genuinely makes a difference.

Geoff

I’m actually a trustee of the charity, but I also volunteer in the office one day a week and lend a hand on the finance and accounting side. I’ve been involved with Friends of the Cancer Centre since I retired as co-director in the Belfast Trust in 2011 and I can’t praise the team enough for the work that they do.

Last year I even took part in the charity's Camino Cycle Challenge, which saw me and 20 others cycle 1,000km through Spain to raise money for Friends of the Cancer Centre.  While raising funds is great, I really do enjoy coming in and being part of the team.  Having worked in the Cancer Centre myself, I know just how important the charity is and to be able to help them, even in a little way, is a great thing.

Jean

I’ve been volunteering for Friends of the Cancer Centre for over 12 years and I think I’m one of the longest serving volunteers. I first got involved with the charity when it was called Friends of Montgomery House and based at Belvoir Park Hospital. I started volunteering in the charity shop that was in the old hospital and when the charity moved to the new site at Belfast City Hospital, I came along too. I now volunteer in the office every Friday and my main duty is to count the money in the collection cans which have been filled by our generous supporters.  I honestly love being part of such a great charity and being in the office each week I get to see the great work that the team does. I can also see the impact the money raised for the charity, each and every collection can, has and what it means to patients.  I love being part of the Friends of the Cancer Centre team.  It’s so rewarding.

Emer

I first started volunteering for Friends of the Cancer Centre during my school summer holidays and came in two days a week to help out in the office. My two sisters are radiotherapists in the Cancer Centre and they thought that I would really enjoy volunteering for them.  At the time I came in to help the team were sending out the charity newsletter, so my job was packing the newsletters into envelopes and getting them ready to post.  I loved my time there and it's a really busy office with lots going on.  I got great experience from it and felt like I was contributing to something that really matters. My family and I also fundraise for the charity and recently mum and I took part in the Take on the Tower Abseil which we loved.  Being in the office I see how important the charity is to the work that goes on in the Cancer Centre, so to be able to help is a great feeling.

We’re always in need of volunteers to help in our office, at events or in their own local community, so if you have time to spare and would like to get involved, please get in touch to find out more.