Cancer Information Support Volunteer

  • VO73485


Description

A Macmillan Cancer Information and support service was established within Renfrewshire Libraries, a first of its kind in 2005. This is a unique opportunity, for volunteers to support individuals, friends, family or carers who are affected by cancer. Support could be a listening ear, giving leaflets or sign posting to support groups and other relevant organisations.

As we are growing, demand for the service is rising; we are looking for new volunteers who can commit three hours of their time per week/fortnight. In return, we shall provide full training and all travel expenses shall be reimbursed.

The role includes:

• Providing emotional support
• Providing a friendly, listening ear to people
• Providing cancer information – leaflets, etc
• Collecting information – service user evaluation forms
• Attending six weekly volunteer engagement meetings to keep informed about developments in services.
• Attending any relevant training
• Sign-posting to relevant organisations

Organisation aims and objectives

Leisure Trust Sports & leisure activities

Availability

Mon

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Morning
Afternoon
Evening

Erskine Library Renfrew Library Ferguslie Library Johnstone Library

Restrictions

Experience required: • Most important of all is the willingness to learn and the desire to support others. • Open, warm and friendly manner • Non-judgmental • Good communication skills • Ability to ‘actively listen’ (training will be given) • Awareness of own limitations and boundaries • Commitment to the role • Willingness to undertake training as required and attendance at volunteer engagement meetings
Travel details: Erskine Library Renfrew Library Ferguslie Library Johnstone Library

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Training details: • Cancer awareness • Listening skills • Confidentiality and boundaries • Other relevant areas of training It is important that all volunteers attend training so that you feel comfortable and confident in your role. Refresher training sessions are available to volunteers as well as occasional Macmillan courses which can help to deepen your knowledge on specific topics e.g. bereavement, communication, emotional wellbeing, understanding cancer treatments.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

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