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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.
*Help with soup making and/or serving, supporting and socializing at our fantastic Y Knot Drop- in Lunch Club*
You would be joining a team of volunteers, helping to provide a safe, welcoming space where visitors can relax and enjoy a friendly chat and a variety of activities, such as cards, dominoes and occasionaly crafts. Our visitors are people from all walks of life who need support to deal with challenges to their mental health.
Volunteers can choose from a variety of options:
>9.30am to 2.30pm Making soup, serving, joining in activities
>12noon to 2.30pm Serving, helping to clear up, joining in activities. (Everyone has lunch together)
A monthly rota ensures that volunteers can tailor their volunteering times to fit in with other commitments. Some work once a month, others every week or once a fortnight. We would be happy to discuss details with you should you decide to apply-and we're hoping that you will. Preliminary visits would be very welcome.
Training and support is also provided and all volunteers are greatly appreciated.
Contact us by phone or e-mail at e-mail: email@example.com or tel.: 01224 635694 to arrange to “drop in” one Thursday.