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ARC Cancer Support Centres

About ARC Cancer Support Centres

ARC Cancer Support Centre provides a drop-in service and professional support to men and women affected by cancer and to those who care for them. All services are provided free of charge.

What's Involved

We are looking for qualified volunteers to provide one to one counselling support to people affected by cancer.

- Liaise with ARC centre-coordinators in scheduling appointments and ensure a high level of service delivery for clients.
- Maintain accurate records.
- Continually advance and develop ones professional development particularly in the areas of cancer care.
- Be flexible in your work and work in a non-judgmental manner.

What's required for this position

The ideal candidate will be a fully accredited counsellor. They will demonstrate excellent listening and communication skills, great warmth and empathy. Volunteers must be able to work within the values of ARC Cancer Support Centres.

  • Community Development/ Social work
  • Multi-lingual/ Multi-culturalism
  • Personable Skills

Level of English required for this role:
Fluent English

Times and commitment required for this role


Minimum time commitment: 6 months

Hours required: 3hrs Weekly

Other Details

Location of volunteering opportunity:
ARC Cancer Support Centres in Dublin 7, Dublin 4 and Dublin 8

Screening details for this role:

  • Garda Vetting
  • Informal Interviews
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Volunteers will be provided with the following supports:

  • Supervision
  • Ongoing training opportunities

Age restrictions:
Over 18

Is this opportunity suitable for groups/teams of volunteers?

Benefits you will receive as a volunteer

ARC volunteers are encouraged to avail of ongoing training opportunities and attend internal services.

Getting there

Bus, Luas and DART services available to all our centres

  • This opportunity is posted by:
  • Volunteer Centre: Dublin City
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