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There’s volunteering, and then there’s Full-Time Volunteering (FTV). It’s an incredible opportunity for people aged between 18 and 35 to undertake a life-changing challenge, living away from home for up to 12 months while supporting some of the most vulnerable or marginalised people and communities across the UK.
It’s your chance to unearth hidden talents, boost self-confidence, meet new people and change lives. So whether you’re looking to leave your mark on the world, develop your skills base or devote a gap year to a cause you really care about, FTV is for you.
No one volunteering placement is the same. You could be supporting older people, homeless people, families, children or young people. You might be working within an environmental setting, or a residential one, or you could be undertaking sporting activities – we take care to match you to the opportunity that’s right for you.
This could mean:
Befriending and supporting someone in their home, or groups of beneficiaries in a single project (like a homeless shelter), making a real difference to their wellbeing
Acting as a mentor or role model to young people or people with disabilities, perhaps helping them to plan for their futures at key transition points in their lives
Enabling access to social and leisure activities, at home, locally or at University, giving people connections to their communities they couldn’t otherwise enjoy.
Full-time volunteering is also an excellent route to recognised work experience in a variety of sectors, including social work, social care, nursing, medicine, teaching, youth work and psychology.
For any further information, or an informal chat, please contact email@example.com or telephone 0121 678 8821 .
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.