Cancer Campaigns Ambassador

  • VO71260
  • Home-based volunteering


Description

Cancer Research UK campaigns to raise awareness of cancer, make changes in law and increase investment in cancer research. We can only do this with the support of volunteers. We are looking for more volunteers, particularly within Belfast, to help us achieve more successes (we have already introduced plain tobacco packaging, laws to protect young people from sunbeds, increased investment in radiotherapy services).

What will you get out of it? Being a Campaigns Ambassador gives you demonstrable skills and experience. Learn how to engage and meet with your MLA. Train alongside likeminded people to put cancer at the top of the political agenda. Increase your awareness of cancer and policy, and put your influencing skills to the test. We have a team of expert campaigners to support you in your role, and you’ll receive training, advice and materials.

This is a flexible, home-based volunteering role, which can fit around your current commitments. To find out if the role is right for you, download our role profile and apply on our website to take part www.cruk.org.uk/ambassadors.

Organisation aims and objectives

New details to follow from merged organisations (Imperial Cancer Research Foundation/Cancer Research Campaign).

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Restrictions

Volunteers must be old enough to vote – a local MLA/MP is only responsible for representing those over this age.
Experience required: We are looking for individuals that are self-motivated, are good communicators and are able to influence others. It is a home-based role that is flexible to your time. There is no need to have previous experience in campaigning – we will provide support and training.
Travel details: There will be limited travel (such as to visit your local MLA). We will cover and organise all travel.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Public transport costs reimbursed on production of tickets purchased (or we will book travel in the first instance). Mileage paid at 45p/mile.
Training details: Induction training plus ongoing online training for each campaign, an online learning area and face to face training once a year.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

Last updated 2 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.