Brighton - Practical and Emotional Support Lead Volunteer

Macmillan Cancer Support (South and East)

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Brighton

Bring your exceptional organisational and communication skills to coordinate a team of Macmillan volunteers who deliver practical and emotional support to people affected by cancer in your community. You can help us make sure no one in Brighton faces cancer alone.

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 keeping.

This role involves working unsupervised in the community. Support is available from local Macmillan staff and you’ll receive an induction and training, plus access to our lone worker personal safety system.


Skills

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.


Benefits

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.


Practical Considerations

Note: This is a regulated activity so you’ll be required to have an enhanced criminal records check.

How much time should I give?

Individual times are agreed between each lead volunteer and the service. Ideally we’re looking for someone who can give two to three days a week, for 12 months or more.

This role is based within the community; you will need access to a car or be able to use public transport.


When do I need to be available?

Details Monday to Friday however we do ask volunteers to support on weekends when needed
Morning Afternoon Evening
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

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  • Equal Opportunities Policy or Statement
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  • Health and Safety
  • Induction
  • Insurance Cover for Volunteers
  • Other
  • Appropriate for (e.g. 18+, LGBT, BME, Women only)
  • Suitable for a group of volunteers
  • Support on Offer
  • Training