Macmillan Buddy Lead Volunteer

  • VO95869


Bring your organisational and communication skills to support a tram of volunteers to deliver our telephone Buddy, Digital Buddy and Community Buddy Services. This is a varied role and below are some examples of activities you could be involved with. Together, we can be right there for people with cancer.

What you will be doing

  • leading initial home visits and risk assessments for Community Buddying
  • inputting and updating sensitive personal information on our data system
  • matching service users and volunteers, following our matching process
  • checking in with service users and volunteers after first call or visit
  • supporting Buddy Volunteer recruitment and induction
  • acting as a point of contact for Buddy Volunteers regarding wellbeing, offering group support sessions and signposting to wellbeing resources
  • attending regular team meetings to share good practice
  • having regular calls and meetings with a Volunteering Services Delivery Lead

What's in it for you

  • meet new people as part of a friendly team that makes a difference
  • enjoy a rewarding experience making a difference to people living with cancer who are especially isolated
  • use and develop your communication and people skills
  • ongoing support from your volunteer manager
  • receive an induction, relevant training, and support you need to carry out your role, and agreed out-of-pocket expenses (reimbursed within our guidelines)

Organisation aims and objectives

To provide palliative care for patients and support for their families and carers











Experience required: - good listening, clear communication skills, patient, flexible & reliable - ability to respect others difference & choices - ability to demonstrate empathy & understanding whilst maintaining boundaries upholding Macmillan's policies - confident to work independently & recognise when to ask for support or raise concerns - good IT & administration skills to use systems & resources
Minimum age: 18


Expenses paid: Yes
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer