Volunteers play a vital role here at The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre and are a much admired and respected addition to our hospital staff.

What do volunteers do?


  • Meet and greet patients and visitors when they arrive and show them to the appropriate department or ward
  • Serve refreshments to outpatients and their friends or family
  • Visit and befriend inpatients on wards and departments
  • Provide an errand and message service to wards and departments
  • Organise activities and social sessions for inpatients to help pass the time – including; glass-painting and making hand crafted cards
  • Run the patients’ library
  • Join the chaplaincy team
  • Provide relaxing, simple hand and foot massage for patients.

Who can volunteer?

We welcome all volunteers – aged 16 years and over – irrespective of gender or background. We only ask that you are reliable, cheerful and sociable.

How much time do I have to give?

Most volunteers come into the Centre once a week for three or four hours. However, we do ask that you commit to a minimum period of six months.

What skills are needed?

We need volunteers who get on well with people and who are good at putting others at ease - People who are good listeners, and who are patient and tolerant.

We respectfully ask that people wait two years after receiving treatment for cancer themselves or after the loss of a close relative, before they decide to volunteer, as this period of time provides distance that can be beneficial.

I’m interested, what do I do?

Please write, telephone or send an email to our Volunteer Co-ordinator:

Volunteer Co-ordinator

The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre

Clatterbridge Road



CH63 4JY

Tel: 0151 556 5275

Email: diane.jones12@nhs.net

For RVS volunteering enquiries, please call 0151 556 5000.

If you are interested in volunteering for The Clatterbridge Cancer Charity, please contact our Fundraising team:

Tel: 0151 556 5566 or email fundraising@clatterbridgecc.nhs.uk

Headstrong volunteers needed

Would you like to help patients at the centre who are experiencing hair loss?

Headstrong is a free, individual appointment service run by specially trained volunteers to offer support and practical information to patients at the centre who are experiencing hair loss due to their treatment.

The service is very popular with patients. Appointments are carried out in a bespoke ‘salon’ in the centre where they can find out more about wig services, how to tie head scarves and how to take care of their scalp during hair loss.

We want to be able to offer this service to more patients on more days of the week, so need more volunteers.

Can you spare two days a month to become a Headstrong volunteer?

Please contact Diane Jones on 0151 556 5275 or email: diane.jones12@nhs.net

Current vacancies

We are recruiting for befrienders to join our ward staff in creating a calm, caring and comfortable ward environment. We are looking for anyone who can spare a few hours a week to provide companionship to some of our inpatient population. This maybe providing a listening ear, chatting over old photographs, share in watching a movie together, listening to music or playing cards/bingo.
Such interactions with others can really help to improve patients’ spirits and have a positive effect on the healing process.

Volunteers are needed between the hours of 8am – 4pm Monday to Friday.

You must be over 16 years old:

  • be reliable, trustworthy, motivated, friendly and caring
  • able to commit to four hours per week
  • to commit to at least 6 months with CCC
  • be emotionally mature
  • be sensitive to others

    If you are interested, please email Diane Jones for an application form: diane.jones12@nhs.net