Family Support-Team Jak Ambassadors

  • VO69860
  • Home-based volunteering


Description

Team Jak provides practical and emotional support to children and young people with cancer and related illnesses, their family and friends and those bereaved.

Team Jak Ambassadors can have different roles including family support and fundraising, including - raising awareness and fundraising opportunities such as bag packs, helping at a merchandise stand and collection buckets in supermarkets, schools, colleges, shopping centres and concerts.

We will be hosting a number of larger fundraising events in Aberdeen throughout the year with the aim to raise £70,000 to open our Jak’s Den in Aberdeen.

Family support roles can be rewarding and involve anything from playing with the children during our activity days and at our child and teenage groups, to making tea and coffee at our support sessions, talking with parents, sorting out merchandise bags and delivering to our newly diagnosed warriors in hospital, and preparing items for events.

Volunteers receive initial induction training, ongoing support and any further relevant training opportunities. Team Jak have an Awards scheme and we hold a yearly event dedicated to thanking our volunteers and celebrating their success. All volunteers make a real difference and are greatly appreciated.

For more details please contact: Caitlin Stewart (Children, Young Person and Family Coordinator) at email caitlin@teamjak.org.uk or phone.: 07852 877157/ 01506 412302

Organisation aims and objectives

Team Jak provides practical and emotional support to children and young people with cancer and related illnesses, their family and friends and those bereaved.

Restrictions

Experience required: We are looking for enthusiastic, friendly, hard-working and committed volunteers. No experience required!
Travel details: All of our events will take place in Aberdeen and our family support program will utilise local community centres in Aberdeen.

Support

Training details: Initial induction training, ongoing support and any further relevant training opportunities. Team Jak have an Awards scheme and we hold a yearly event dedicated to thanking our Volunteers and celebrating their success.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
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Last updated 3 months ago

Please note, organisations are currently experiencing a large volume of enquiries from people looking to help out. They may not always be able to meet this demand so please be patient, you may not receive a quick response or be assigned to a role.