Befriender - Cosham Cancer Support Centre

Would you like to be part of our friendly team offering support to patients and families living with cancer in Hampshire

Volunteer Befrienders are special people offering practical and emotional support to adults, teenagers and children at all stages of their cancer journey. They offer a warm welcome and friendly listening ear to anyone visiting our Cancer Support Centre. The Centre provides a safe and supportive place and offers visitors free counselling, complementary therapy, advice, information and support from our team of wonderful volunteer Befrienders.

You can volunteer for one morning or afternoon a week, or give more time if you are able.

A Disclosure and Baring Scheme check is required for this volunteer role (formerly called a CRB), at no cost to the volunteer. Full training and support provided.

Wessex Cancer Trust provides local cancer care support services for people and families

living with cancer across the Wessex area - Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltshire, Isle of Wight

and the Channel Islands. Our cancer support services include: counselling,

complementary therapy, befriending, holiday homes, transport for Isle of Wight patients,

research grants, patient facilities and medical equipment, and financial help for patients.


Enjoy meeting new people

Be good at listening

Be friendly and caring

Enjoy meeting new people

Be good at listening

Be friendly and caring

Be happy to work as part of a team

Have empathy for people and families affected by cancer

Be able to commit to a regular volunteering session.

Over 25


  • Accessibility
  • Age restrictions
    Over 25
  • DBS check required
    At no cost to volunteer
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 11/01/2016

End Date: 18/01/2019

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