Self Help UK

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" It’s a fantastic voluntary service to be part of and I would recommend becoming a volunteer. "

Clare, Mansfield Woodhouse

Volunteers needed - Ashfield, Mansfield, Newark & Sherwood

Do you have skills in IT skills, DIY, Gardening?

At Self Help UK we are always looking for volunteers:

Current Opportunities:

Macmillan Beyond Diagnosis Gateway Volunteer opportunity 

In partnership with Self Help UK the Macmillan Beyond Diagnosis Gateway offers emotional support and practical advice to local people affected by cancer. Our growing team of fantastic volunteers provide confidential one-to-one support to those living with and beyond cancer, family members and carers. Supporting people over the phonemeeting face to face for a coffee and a chat or offering more practical support.  

If you would like to volunteer with us, please follow the steps below:

  • Role details: 

  1. Group Support Volunteer  
  2. Practical Support Volunteer
  3. Emotional Support Volunteer
  • Complete: Online Application Form

  • Interview: A Beyond Diagnosis Coordinator will contact you to arrange an interview and send you a DBS pro forma

  • Training: You will be invited to a day training session as part of your application process. Once a volunteer with us, further training will be made available.

  • Match: Once we have your DBS clearance and you have completed your training session, a Beyond Diagnosis Coordinator will contact you to match you to a client.

Thank you so much for your interest and we look forward to hearing from you soon.

Celebrating our volunteers:

Self Help UK volunteers from Macmillan Beyond Diagnosis Cancer Support Service, Deaf Cancer Support and our peer support group volunteer every week.

Find out about their amazing volunteer journey and the fantastic support they offer to so many in the community Self Help UK would like to say thanks for the hundreds of hours they commit to every week.

To all our fantastic volunteers THANK YOU

Click here to read Sheila's Story

Click here to read Diana's Story

Click here to read Isabel's Story

Click here to read Jaqueline's Story

Click here to read Charmian's Volunteer Story

Eddie Dandy, Chair of the Trustee Board at Self Help UK says a Big Thank You! to all Self Help UK's volunteers and the contribution of volunteers everywhere.
Click here to read Eddie's Letter of Thanks

" I get a lot of enjoyment and fulfillment out of being able to help others, understanding from my own experience what they are going through and just being there for them, which they do really appreciate, much more than we often realise. "

Paul, Newark