CLAN Cancer Support offers clients a range of practical and emotional support at our Support & Wellbeing Centres across the North East, including Moray, Orkney and Shetland.
Support volunteers currently help a wide range of people affected by cancer, including clients, carers and other family members, by offering a listening ear or by working alongside them to address support or wellbeing concerns. CLAN Support Volunteers are a key point of contact for clients accessing CLAN services ensuring that the needs of our clients are met through our range of support services. Support Volunteers also offer clients an opportunity to talk with someone who can listen and provide emotional and wellbeing support. Support is given either in person or on the telephone.
Some locations also run group support sessions where support volunteers are required to support the running of the groups and provide support to participants.
Volunteers are asked to make a minimum 3 hour per week commitment. Times are flexible and sessions are available in -- Forres, Buckie, Lossie and Elgin.
As ambassadors for CLAN, our volunteers can also help with the promotion of our services by attending awareness events and doing talks to a variety of groups internally and externally.
Supporting people affected by cancer.
Experience required: Have experience of working to support individuals in either a professional capacity, voluntary or relevant life experience, emotionally resilient, the ability to actively listen without judgement or the need to ‘fix’ the problem, work alongside clients to be able to support them to identify their own needs, be non-judgemental and empathetic, Good self-awareness and willing to accept feedback, be a team player, undergo PVG, complete training programme and adhere to health and safety requirements.
Travel details: Support required in Elgin, Lossie, Forres and Buckie.
Minimum age: 18
Expenses paid: Yes
Taster available: Yes
Training details: Training is given -- a course before volunteers start. Volunteers can visit to find out what it the role entails.
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