Volunteer therapists are integral to the Trusts service delivery. Voluntary positions are available for those with relevant qualifications in massage, counselling, aromatherapy and acupuncture , to name a few. The work is often community based in service userís homes, or at St. Michael's Hospice or The Rye, Winchelsea & District Memorial Hospital. You will be well supported by our experienced team of therapists to deliver the high standard of holistic care, the Trust is known for.
Current Volunteering Opportunities
Look Good Feel Better Beauty Volunteers
The Sara Lee Trust works in partnership with Look Good Feel Better, who run free confidence-boosting workshops for people undergoing treatment for any type of cancer.
To become a volunteer you need to have at least one yearís experience in skincare or the application of make-up. This includes Beauty Therapists, Salon staff, Beauty Brand Consultants, freelance make-up artists or those who are no longer working in the beauty industry but have the right skills.
Donating just a few hours a month can make a real difference to women, men and young adults living with cancer. Youíll be helping people who are struggling with the way their cancer treatment has affected their looks, so a kind, sensitive and friendly personality is a must.
If you are beauty trained and would like to volunteer to help run these workshops, please call 01372 747500 or visit the Look Good Feel Better
website for more information.
Volunteer Therapist, Kate shares her story:
"I trained in massage with Clare Maxwell Hudson who was a pioneer in massage and worked with Professor Sikora. During my placements I saw the relief that massage can bring to cancer patients undergoing treatment. The doctors were totally in agreement with the use of massage and if a patient was quite anxious we were asked to help out. With immediate effect sometimes you could see what a difference massage made to someone's anxiety levels, stress levels and the relief it could bring. So I stored this experience up and when I moved to St. Leonard's it struck me that it would be good to volunteer for The Sara Lee Trust as they specifically offered therapies to patients with cancer or life threatening illnesses and already knew of the profound help massage and other therapies can bring to a patient at this time. I think the trust is wonderful in the support it provides to patients and their families and the background work they do for volunteers. My voluntary work over the last year, has been rewarding and although many of the patients are at end of life I have met and worked with a variety of superb human beings whom it has been a privilege to have massaged. Kindness and Compassion was what my father said was important to him at the end of his life, I think this is what the Sara Lee Trust offers and through it hopefully I do too."