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Practical and Emotional Support Lead Volunteer with Macmillan Cancer Support

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About this volunteering opportunity

What’s involved?
Lead volunteers support local Macmillan staff to coordinate a group of Macmillan volunteers who deliver practical and emotional support to people affected by cancer. Typical activities can include:
? Assisting the recruitment and support of a team of practical and emotional support volunteers
? Coordinating referrals and meeting with potential service users
? Matching volunteers with service users
? Completing straightforward administration and record

About this organisation

Macmillan Cancer Support is one of the largest British charities and provides specialist health care, information and financial support to people affected by cancer. As well as helping with the medical needs of people affected by cancer, Macmillan also looks at the social, emotional and practical impact cancer can have, and campaigns for better cancer care. Macmillan Cancer Support's goal is to reach and improve the lives of everyone living with cancer in the UK.

Induction, training and support offered with this opportunity

What will you get out of it?
? Join an enthusiastic team of people who want to make a difference, just like you
? Have a rewarding experience making a difference to people affected by cancer in your community
? Receive an induction and ongoing training in individual and group volunteer support sessions
? Use and develop your organisational, communication and people skills, enhancing your CV
? Receive agreed out-of-pocket expenses reimbursed within our guidelines.

Skills or experience needed for this opportunity

Preferred qualities and skills
? Good listener, clear communicator and able to maintain confidentiality
? Patient, flexible and reliable
? Strong organisation skills and basic IT skills
? Able to work independently with guidance and support
? Able to recognise when to ask for support
? Able to respect others’ differences and choices.
Note: This is a regulated activity so you’ll be required to have an enhanced criminal records check.

The contact person for this opportunity is Anton Morgan Thorne , 07458056364

  • Expenses are paid for this opportunity.
  • This opportunity is NOT fully wheelchair accessible.
  • Assistance with childcare is NOT available for this opportunity.

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday



  • bereaved people
  • carers
  • people with health problems
  • volunteering as part of a team
  • advocacy/advice
  • befriending
  • driving
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