Trustees (voluntary role)

WHY is a vibrant, dynamic and growing cancer charity working across Bath and North East Somerset, Somerset and Wiltshire. 2019 marks WHY’s 25th anniversary and in the last four years the charity has experienced dramatic growth. Income has increased by over 110% and our team has expanded by 160% to enable us to deliver more emotional support to people affected by cancer.

We are implementing a bold strategy that will enable us to diversify the service we offer so that we can provide the therapeutic support that our community needs in a variety of ways.  

We are looking for new members of our Board of Trustees who can offer us their experience and passion and help shape the next 25 years of the charity, support our continued growth and enable WHY to reach everyone who needs our support.

We are particularly looking for people with the following backgrounds and skills: 

  • Fundraising
  • Service user

If you are interested in becoming a Trustee at WHY please can you send us a statement of no more than 250 words on why you wish to be a trustee and what experience you can bring. Please send this to WHYs Director at

Please feel free to contact Melissa for more information or an informal chat about becoming a trustee for WHY.

A more detailed job description can be downloaded below.

Please feel free to contact Melissa for more information or an informal chat about becoming a trustee for WHY.

Volunteer ambassadors (voluntary)

Flexible hours/location

Our volunteer ambassadors are passionate and motivated individuals who are committed to supporting We Hear You.

Our community ambassadors are the face of We Hear You out in the community, raising awareness of the charity’s work and services we offer

Duties and responsibilities

  • Attend cheque presentation events.
  • Attend information events, where We Hear You has a stand or presence, such as coffee mornings, wellbeing days, local group meetings, to share information with attendees in an informal manner.
  • Give short inspiring talks on the work of We Hear You to a variety of community groups.
  • Deliver formal presentations at wellbeing days or to local community groups.
  • Promoting and recruiting volunteers at events.
  • Inspiring your networks to learn more about the work of We Hear You and to get involved in fundraising.

Please download the full job description below to find out more and contact to express your interest.

Counselling Internships

Please note, all counselling is provided by professionally trained and experienced counsellors. We do not offer counselling internships.

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