Volunteer roles

There are so many ways that you can help us by volunteering. Have a look at some of the volunteer roles that we need your help with:

  • Volunteer Driver

    We are recruiting volunteer drivers in the following health trust areas – Belfast, South Eastern and Northern Health Trusts (Mid Ulster, Antrim & Newtownabbey and Mid & East Antrim).

    Fuel expenses for our volunteer drivers are paid monthly at a rate of 45p per mile.

    Many patients find travelling to hospital for multiple appointments very time consuming, expensive and stressful if they have to rely on public transport.

    Our volunteer drivers provide essential transport for cancer patients to and from their hospital appointments. Find out more about our Driving Service here.

    Volunteer Driver- Role description

  • Retail Assistant


    Do you like meeting new people or want to gain key work skills?  We need volunteers in our 13 charity shops to help us raise vital funds to support our work. Our shops in particular provide an essential part of the income necessary to maintain our Care Services & Cancer Prevention Programmes.

    Retail Assistant

  • Family Support Volunteer


    Our Family Support Service provides help to families where there is a significant adult with a cancer diagnosis.  You can help us organise games and activities or provide more specialist support for bereaved children and young people.

    Family Support assistant



  • Beauty Therapist / Nail Technician

    Beauty therapy volunteer

    If you’re qualified to NVQ level 2 in Beauty Therapy, you could join our Nail Bar team in the Belfast and Mid Ulster areas. In this role you will be part of a Cancer Focus NI team running a nail bar in the Bridgewater Suite in the City Hospital, and Outpatients at Craigavon Hospital providing complimentary nail treatments and hand massages to patients undergoing cancer treatments.

    Nail Bar Volunteer

  • Health Promotion Volunteer

    If you’re qualified in health promotion and want to gain some practical experience, help us take our cancer prevention messages into the local community.

    This role involves engaging with individuals, in an informal manner, at venues around Northern Ireland to raise awareness of cancer prevention, healthy lifestyle choices and early detection messages.

    Health Promotion Volunteer

  • Fitting Service Volunteer

    Support women after breast surgery by volunteering with our specialist bra and swimwear fitting service.

  • Leaflet Distributor and Donation Box Collector

    You can help support Cancer Focus Northern Ireland in your local community by joining a team of enthusiastic and motivated individuals promoting our work and services and increasing our capacity to support people affected by cancer.

    Leaflet Distributor & Donation Box Collector

  • Millennium Volunteer

    Teenage boys

    If you’re aged between 16 and 25 you can also become a Millennium Volunteer. Learn new skills, gain experience to add to your CV and receive nationally recognised awards backed by the Department of Education.  Want to get involved but not sure how?  Just subscribe to our fortnightly email and keep updated.




  • Schools Cancer Prevention

    Be part of our Cancer Prevention team and help deliver health promotion programmes to students and children in Primary and Post Primary schools in your area.

    Help us empower young people to make healthy lifestyle choices.

    Schools Health Promotion

  • Community Ambassador Volunteer

    We are looking for people to help us raise awareness of our services, speak about our work and help us to grow our volunteer community in local areas. You will do this through informing and inspiring people when attending local events, delivering talks to schools, rotary clubs and women’s institutes and representing us in your community.

    If you are enthusiastic about informing people of local cancer services in your community, have a friendly manor and are confident speaking to groups of people we would love to hear from you.

    Community Ambassador Volunteer

If you would like to volunteer for any of the above roles, please complete the form below. If you have a query you’d like answered, please contact Jade Knowles on 028 9066 3281 or email volunteer@cancerfocusni.org.