CLAN Cancer Support

Charity registered in Scotland SC022606

CLAN Cancer Support provides emotional and practical support to people affected by cancer, their family, carers and friends.

Current opportunities

Volunteers are essential in helping CLAN to provide a wide range of services to anyone affected by cancer. No matter what time you can give or what skills you can bring, CLAN can offer you a special and rewarding volunteering experience. We have a range of volunteer roles available in locations in Aberdeen City, throughout Aberdeenshire, Moray, Orkney and Shetland. This includes Support Volunteers, Shop Volunteers, Events Volunteers, Children & Family Volunteers, Drivers, MoveMORE Volunteers and much more. If you would like to volunteer with CLAN then we'd love to hear from you. Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator on email: , tel.: 01224 647000 or via our website at

We have just moved into new premises and following a refurbishment we are opening our doors very soon. Due to the increase in days we are open, we need more volunteers to support the centre. CLAN Cancer Support is a well-established, local charity providing emotional and practical support to people affected by cancer, their family, carers and friends. Services are freely offered to all from pre-diagnosis and diagnosis through to treatment and beyond at our support and wellbeing centres located across the north-east Scotland, Moray, Orkney and Shetland. Our aim is to help people live with and beyond their or their loved ones cancer diagnosis and improve the quality of life for all those who turn to us for help and support. The role of Support Volunteer at CLAN is to offer clients affected by a cancer diagnosis an opportunity to talk with someone who can listen and provide emotional support and help to promote and raise awareness of our services. Our Support Volunteers don’t have to be experts as they will be trained in the skills that will enable them to provide the right level of emotional support to all our clients. Throughout their time volunteering with us at CLAN they will have access to ongoing support and further training. As you will appreciate the nature of our work means we deal with vulnerable members of the public and therefore we ask for a character reference in respect of those who wish to volunteer. We also require a Disclosure Scotland check to completed. Clan will meet the cost of this. If anyone is interested in the role, please get in touch with Helen Hasnip or Christine Roper at or ringing 01330 538967 (leave a message)

Light the North is a public art sculpture trail which will see 50 large lighthouse sculptures plus 90 little lighthouse sculptures, each which have been individually hand painted by an artist, school or community group, go on display in towns and communities across north east Scotland from August – October 2021. We have a variety of roles to choose from – from set-up and installation, trail ambassadors, merchandise and retail to the Farewell Weekend and Auction events! We need volunteers from across the north east – from Shetland to Stonehaven and everywhere in between. You can volunteer as an individual, as a group of friends and family, as a corporate team or as a community group! Whether you have a few hours to spare or can commit to volunteer regularly throughout the trail, we’d love for you to join our Volunteer Team.

Clan Cancer Support, in partnership with Wild in Art, is set to shine a light across the north-east, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Moray, Orkney and Shetland with ‘Light the North’ the lighthouse trail in Autumn 2021. This is the latest art sculpture trail in Scotland following on from Oor Wullie to inspire artists, school and the public from across the country while raising vital funds for Clan Cancer Support. At the end of trail, each of the lighthouse sculptures will be auctioned off and the funds raised will help Clan to support even more people affected by cancer. In the lead up to and during the trail, we have various volunteer opportunities available. This includes assisting at our Pop-Up Shop, located in Aberdeen’s Bon Accord Centre, which will be the hub of all things Light the North with merchandise for sale, trail maps, and sculptures on display. You will engage with shop visitors by providing information on Clan and Light the North, promote and sell merchandise, and encourage donations to Clan. You will also help fulfil online merchandise orders. Please note this role involves standing for periods of time and some cash handling. If you are interested and available to help out, we would be so grateful to have your support. Please follow this link to sign up for any days and times that you would be able to help: Further details are also available at: