Cancer Coach Volunteer Facilitator

  • VO77012
  • Home-based volunteering


Description

At Cancer Support UK our Cancer Coach Volunteer Facilitators provide life changing support for people who have completed their cancer treatment and are now looking for support in how to return to life after cancer.

Cancer Coach Volunteer Facilitators manage and facilitate telephone and online (Zoom) support groups once a week for 6 weeks either over the phone or online via Zoom. The groups take the participants through a series of discussion topics and conversations, enabling them to have the confidence and skills to start to move forward in their recovery. We cover various topics such as why we feel the way we do after cancer, managing worry and anxiety, challenging unhelpful thought patterns and goal setting.

As our support is delivered in a group setting, it also gives the important element of peer support, whereby participants can connect with other people who recognize and understand how they feel.

All our Volunteer Facilitators are given full training on the group structure and materials and this is an ideal opportunity for experienced communicators to enhance their skills while making a major difference in the lives of people recovering from cancer treatment..

Our volunteers are required to have experience in facilitation, coaching, training or counselling. We always welcome applications for people with a lived experience of cancer but we do ask that this experience was at least 2 years ago before considering volunteering.

Organisation aims and objectives

Cancer Support UK provides practical and emotional support to people living with cancer, both during and after the treatment period. We support people with all kinds of cancer across the UK.

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Frequency and commitment details

One hour, once a week for 6 weeks

Restrictions

Volunteers must have previous experience of facilitation, coaching, counselling or training. We welcome applications from people with a lived experience of cancer but ask that at least 2 years have passed since diagnosis.
Experience required: Previous experience of facilitation, counselling, coaching or training Excellent communication skills Excellent listening skills Empathetic Previous cancer diagnosis at least 2 years ago Access to a telephone and PC and a quiet space Basic I.T skills
Travel details: None - home based
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Training details: 4 weeks of training, 2 hours once a week via Zoom.

Last updated a month ago

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