Why Volunteering Matters?


Thinking about volunteering for a cause that matters to you?

We’re always grateful to our growing team of volunteers. With volunteers it’s possible to provide essential counselling and complementary therapy for people affected by cancer.

Read on to discover why volunteering matters for you and the people you are helping.

Why volunteering matters?

Without volunteers tirelessly fundraising, eventing, can collecting or giving up time to provide counselling or complementary therapy our services would not be possible.

Not only that it’s rewarding for you to.

“Everyone affected by cancer can benefit from having someone to share their fears, worries and thoughts with.  As a volunteer with CSS I have the backup of a great support team who enable my part in offering Counselling.  Provided with a confidential space in which to talk, and be listened to, allows every client the opportunity to explore and understand their own unique personal experience. ” Margaret Gray, Volunteer Counsellor, West Lothian.

10 reasons why volunteering is rewarding

  1. Satisfaction of knowing you’re helping people affected by cancer
  2. Meet new people
  3. Be part of like-minded community
  4. Stay active
  5. Sense of well-being
  6. Boost self-esteem
  7. Sense of purpose
  8. Make use of your skills & expertise
  9. Develop new skills
  10. Have some fun.

Who should volunteer?

Cancer does not discriminate it affects people from all walks of life. For this reason we’re keen to attract people from all walks of life too. If you are thinking you can spare time to help please do get in touch.

So if you would love to help here’s some opportunities we are currently looking to fill volunteer posts such as:

Volunteer Counsellors: One to one counselling for people affected by cancer

West Lothian:

  • Bathgate Partnership Centre, Monday morning
  • Carmondean Connected, Livingston, Wednesday 11.15am – 2.15pm


  • Craigmillar Library, Monday 1pm-4pm and Thursday 11am-2pm
  • Morningside Library, Friday 1pm-4pm

Event Assistants – volunteers to work at fundraising events such as:

  • Ladies Lunch: Sunday 28th October 11am – 4pm, Radisson Blue Hotel, Glasgow
  • Christmas Fayre: Thursday 6th December, 5pm – 8pm

Fundraising Volunteers – to help support fundraising events such as:

  • Great Scottish Run: Sunday 30th September 10am-2/3pm. Cheering Points in Finnieston/Squinty Bridge (Clyde Arc) and Pollok Park
  • Fundraising volunteers to support our Fundraising team promote our charity and securing prizes and financial support for events.

Bucket Collections

  • Sainsbury’s Bearsden, Thursday 11th – Sunday 14th October and Thursday 22nd November – Sun 25th

Administration/minute taker for Board meetings and AGM – AGM once per year and Board meetings 4 times a year.

One last thing, we also need can collectors.

Can Collecting is not a huge commitment but an important and worthwhile volunteering opportunity. We require this to start mid-October this year. Please get in contact with Claire on 0141 337 8199 or email Claire.Garton@cancersupportscotland.org for more information

Above are just some of the ways you can help so visit our volunteers and events pages at cancersupportscotland.org to get involved.

We understand time is precious, we’re not looking for a huge commitment but any time you can spare would be valued by our team and people who use Cancer Support Scotland services.

Volunteer Recruitment Days

Interested? Come along to one of our Volunteer Recruitment Days in our Centre on 75 Shelley Rd, Glasgow, G12 0ZE.

Enjoy a cup of tea and hear more about what we do.

Dates for your Diary:

  • 10am – 12pm Tuesday 18th of September
  • 5pm– 7pm Tuesday 18th of September
  • 2pm– 4pm Friday 21st of September

Together we can a difference to the lives of those affected by cancer.

Get in touch today to volunteer by calling 0141 337 8199 or email info@cancersupportscotland.org

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