Clan Cancer Support

Charity registered in Scotland SC022606

Clan Cancer Support provides emotional and practical support to people affected by cancer, their family, carers and friends.


Current opportunities

We are looking for volunteers at Clan’s Peterhead shop for various shifts between Monday-Saturday. Our fantastic volunteers are: • Till Operators • Donation Sorters • Visual Merchandisers • Expert tea makers! Role purpose: To assist the shop supervisor with the overall operation of the shop to ensure that sales goals are achieved and exceeded. To provide excellent customer service at all times and ensure a positive customer experience is had by all who enter our shops. To maintain high levels of housekeeping standards. What Volunteering in our shop would give you: By volunteering with Clan, you would gain valuable experience, have the chance to meet new people, build confidence and make a positive impact within your local community.

Full Description: The role of a Clan EVENTS VOLUNTEER is essential in helping to generate the funds needed for us to provide our vital support services to people affected by a cancer diagnosis in your local community. You could be asked to get involved in a variety of activities, whether it’s manning a cheering point on one of our runs, walks or cycles, helping to welcome guests at our annual lunch or ball, or providing information at one of our open days. Typical activities include: • Helping to prepare for an event – this might involve preparing information and signage, setting up routes for runs/walks/cycles, sorting displays and activities, moving chairs and tables, putting up gazebos etc. • Providing a warm and friendly welcome to all attendees of Clan events, answering any questions and encouraging people to get involved in the event/activity • Assisting at larger scale events such as the Clan Ball or Clan Lunch – this might involve manning the car park, directing attendees to the right location, providing information, running stalls, assisting with activities, selling tickets or accepting donations • Working together with other volunteers and Clan staff to ensure the best possible experience for our events attendees/participants and signposting where appropriate • Helping to raise awareness of Clan services Role Commitments: • Working on an ad-hoc basis at events for either a few hours, part of the day or a whole day as required (time commitment would be discussed in advance of an event) and on occasions be flexible and available to help at short notice Essential Skills and Experience Required: There are no prerequisites for this role in terms of professional qualifications and Clan will provide you with the relevant on-the-job training and support to assist you within your role. We value personal experience and would welcome applications from anyone without the preferred skills and experience but who is passionate about making a difference and supporting local people in their community. In return for your help at our events, Clan will: • Aim to ensure that volunteering with us is a fulfilling and worthwhile experience. You’ll have support from staff, with the opportunity to gain and develop skills and meet with other volunteers. • Clan will provide you with any essential kit that you might need (such as a tabard, clip board etc) but you will be required to dress appropriately for the task and conditions. For example if manning an information tent on a frosty Winter morning you would need to ensure you wear warm clothing, or if standing outside in the sun handing out water on a hot summer day you would need to bring appropriate sun screen. • Reimburse expenses you incur whilst volunteering in accordance with our Expenses Policy

Volunteers are essential in helping Clan to provide a wide range of services to anyone affected by cancer. No matter what time you can give or what skills you can bring, Clan can offer you a special and rewarding volunteering experience. We have a range of volunteer roles available in locations in Aberdeen City, throughout Aberdeenshire, Moray, Orkney and Shetland. This includes Support Volunteers, Shop Volunteers, Events Volunteers, Children & Family Volunteers, Drivers, MoveMORE Volunteers and much more. If you would like to volunteer with Clan then we'd love to hear from you. Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator on email: claire.mechie@clancancersupport.org , tel.: 01224 647000 or via our website at https://www.clanhouse.org/volunteering/enquiries/