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Offered by:
Self Help UK
 
Location(s): Aspley, Basford, Berridge, Bestwood, Bilborough, Bulwell, Bulwell Forest, Castle, Clifton East, Clifton West, Dales, Hyson Green and Arboretum, Leen Valley, Lenton and Wollaton East, Mapperley, Meadows, Radford, Sherwood, St Ann's, Wollaton West, Outside of Nottingham City
 
Address where volunteering takes place: 21-23 Pelham Road Nottingham NG5 1AP  

How many places are on offer?

20

Purpose of Role:

We believe no one should have to face cancer alone and people tell us they need practical and emotional support during their cancer journey with help locally. Joining this project give you the opportunity to help Macmillan support more people affected by cancer.


Role Description:

Befriending role to listen and talk to people affected by cancer and provide them with a supportive professional friendship. This can help lessen isolation, increase confidence and provide reassurance at a difficult time.

Practical support role which involves one-to-one visits which have been requested by the service user. By helping for just a few hours each week with requested tasks such as housework, light gardening, attend a hospital appointment together or simply collecting shopping can make a real difference for someone on the cancer journey.

Group support role, which may include attending or facilitating cancer support groups.

You do not need to decide which roles you would like to do just yet, as the induction and training will provide more information should you be interested.

 
Skills and Qualifications:

We are looking for volunteers to support in a range of roles which will be matched against interests, experience and skills.

Good listening skills.
Good communication skills.

 
When required:

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Additional information:
Are there age restrictions for this opportunity? Yes
Age Restrictions:

18+

 
Are there gender restrictions for this opportunity? No
 
Is the opportunity accessible to disabled people?
 
How long before volunteer can expect a response?

1 week

How long to complete training and recruitment?

1 day induction

 
Volunteer Expenses offered? Yes
Induction and Training offered? Yes
Support and Supervision offered? Yes
Has a risk assessment been carried out?
DBS Disclosure required? Yes
 

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