East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure Trust

Charity registered in Scotland SC045726

East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure is a charity with over 400 employees delivering sport, leisure, arts and culture services in East Renfrewshire. We operate 10 libraries, 4 sports centres with gyms and pools, a 330 seat theatre, 18 community facilities incorporating a wide range of halls, social function and event venues, community centres and pavilions. We also manage the letting of 35 schools in the evenings and weekends.

We exist to promote the health, fitness, personal development and wellbeing of the residents of East Renfrewshire (and beyond) by:
• Encouraging the population of the East Renfrewshire area to be more active in promoting and supporting the development of sporting and health and fitness opportunities that are accessible for everyone.
• Supporting people to be more creative and nurture potential for personal success and wellbeing through the provision of cultural facilities and resources.
• Helping individuals and community groups to benefit from social engagement, community interaction and volunteering.
• Promoting and making available lifelong learning opportunities, including the promotion of literacy and digital inclusion and stemming from these opportunities make a social and economic contribution to society.

Current opportunity

You’ll be part of a team of volunteers helping to deliver information and support to people affected by cancer in a friendly, non-clinical environment. You will help by signposting to services including financial advice, physical activities, emotional or practical support as well as providing a listening ear. Activities will include: * Meeting and greeting people, providing a warm welcome to the Macmillan service * Providing a friendly, listening ear to people * Making tea and coffee * Supporting people on a one-to-one basis, depending on their individual needs * Explaining the resources and services available to people affected by cancer in East Renfrewshire * Making direct referrals to appropriate agencies * Collecting and recording information about people who use the service * Keeping information displays stocked and up-to-date * Setting up and closing down the service at each session * Attending volunteer development sessions to keep informed and up-to-date Benefits to you: * Be part of a friendly, enthusiastic team of people in your local area * Make a real difference to people affected by cancer in your community * Use and develop your skills, enhancing your CV * Flexible opportunity to work at one specific venue or both, based on your availability * The opportunity to shape the future of a brand new service for people affected by cancer