Improving the Cancer Journey Wellbeing volunteer (library drop in)

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Description

Improving the Cancer Journey service (part of the wider Midlothian Wellbeing service provided by Thistle Foundation) aims to help people affected by cancer find the right support at the right time. Anyone over the age of 16 affected by cancer (including family members and carers) can access time with a practitioner to talk about what matters to them and help them get the right support.

The ICJ drop-in sessions will:

· Help raise awareness of the service

· Support people affected by cancer in Midlothian to access ICJ support

· Provide people affected by cancer information and signposting to other services.

We are developing a small team of volunteers who with cover a monthly library-based drop in. ICJ volunteers will provide a warm welcome to people visiting the drop in, support a good conversation with them that helps them understand the role of ICJ and other supports that might be available for them.

Organisation aims and objectives

Provides a service which enables physically disabled people and their families to lead integrated lives within the community. We aim to be flexible and responsive so everyone feels their needs are looked after. We will involve the people who use our services in the creation and running of those services that best suit their needs. We aim to create an environment where staff and volunteers feel valued, challenged and rewarded, and where there are significant opportunities for personal and professional growth.14 What are your opening times/available hours (if applicable)?

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2/3 hours per month for 12 months

Restrictions

Experience required: Good listening and communicating skills Respectful of people’s differences Calm when supporting people who may become emotional Knowledge of confidentiality and boundaries Non-judgemental and responsive to the needs of others Able to commit to volunteering
Travel details: On main bus routes
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: We pay public transport rates and reimburse volunteers every week or mileage rates at 40p a mile
Training details: Volunteers will attend Thistle’s Volunteer induction programme (4 half days) ICJ practitioners will provide a key contact and ongoing support for volunteers There will be opportunities to attend other training support offered internally through Thistle
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

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