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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

ARC Cancer Support Centre’s is looking for compassionate, enthusiastic and committed people who are willing to spare some of their free time and help in our Drop-In Centre’s in Eccles Street or South Circular Road. This is a vital service where those affected by cancer, their family and carers can call without appointment and chat in confidence to one of our trained volunteers in a relaxed atmosphere.

Commitment of Time: Volunteers are required for one day a week or to be available on a reserve panel to cover holidays or sick leave for regular volunteers.

Location of ARC Cancer Support Centres:
• 65 Eccles St (facing Mater Private Hospital) Dublin 7 Tel: 01 8307333 Email:
• 559 South Circular Road (Back of St James Hospital) Dublin 8 Tel; 01 7078880 Email:

Further Information about ARC Cancer Support Centres

What's required for this position

Good listener, empathy, good interpersonal skills, excellent English.

  • Hospitality/ Befriending
  • 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: 8hrs Weekly

Other Details

Location of volunteering opportunity:
65 Eccles St (facing Mater Private Hospital) Dublin 7
559 South Circular Road (Back of St James Hospital) Dublin 8

Also available in these counties
Dublin - City, Dublin - South Dublin County

Screening details for this role:

  • Garda Vetting
  • References
  • Application Form

Volunteers will be provided with the following supports:

  • Support/ advice/ recognition
  • Initial induction and training
  • Insurance cover
  • Ongoing training opportunities

Age restrictions:
Over 25

Getting there

South Circular Road has the luas and the 123, 13 Bus
Eccles St has all the bus's that go down Dorset St and anywhere near the Mater Hospital.

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