9 people are interested
Crossroads Macmillan Volunteer (Multiple Locations in Kent)
ORGANIZATION: Crossroads Macmillan Volunteer Service
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9 people are interested
Are you looking for a fulfilling opportunity to volunteer in East or West Kent local or nearby to where you live, directly supporting those who may be lonely or struggling to cope with daily tasks while navigating Cancer?
With over 10 years' experience in supporting connections between volunteers and those navigating Cancer (and over 40 years' experience as a charity), the Crossroads Macmillan Volunteer Service can offer flexible, rewarding volunteering avenues for you to explore; get in touch today and make an immediate, positive impact on someone's life - a little bit of time can truly make a huge difference.
HOURS: Minimum 1 - 2 hours / week, Flexible
LOCATION: Opportunities across East & West Kent & Medway, flexible / based on volunteer’s home location.
DESCRIPTION: Regular visits to a person or couple at their home to offer companionship and a friendly, listening ear at a difficult time; supporting those caring for a loved one who has cancer and / or supporting the person experiencing cancer directly.
The visits may include light housework, gardening, shopping on their behalf, accompanying them on a walk or external trips and practical help with phone calls / form filling - all dependent on the Volunteers availability and personal wishes.
Opportunities are also available to provide transport to a person or couple from their home to a varied selection of locations and appointments including but not limited to chemotherapy sessions, Supermarkets for shopping, scheduled Hospital appointments and sites of personal meaning for the client - all dependent on the Volunteers availability and personal wishes.
SKILLS REQUIRED: Good communication, empathy and the ability to be non-judgmental.
Full Training provided by Crossroads Care Kent.
WHAT WE OFFER: An enormous sense of wellbeing and purpose and an increased understanding of those living with cancer and comparable conditions; just giving an hour or more a week’s companionship and practical help can make a huge difference to an unpaid carer and who they care for.
Travel expenses from volunteers’ home to clients home reimbursed.
Other Travel expenses reimbursed where applicable.
Other volunteering expenses, such as costs of shopping, also reimbursed.
Volunteer References also available where applicable.
Additional Training opportunities available including but not limited to First Aid, Cancer awareness, Dementia awareness, Mental Health.
More opportunities with Crossroads Macmillan Volunteer Service
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About Crossroads Macmillan Volunteer Service
16 Reculver Road, Herne Bay, Kent CT6 6LE, GB
To support unpaid carers and those they care for; those who may be lonely or struggling to cope with daily tasks while navigating Cancer or long-term health conditions.
With over 10 years' experience in supporting connections between volunteers and those navigating Cancer (and over 40 years' experience as a charity), volunteering with us provides an enormous sense of wellbeing and purpose, along with an increased understanding of those living with cancer and comparable conditions; just giving an hour or more a week to provide companionship, practical help or vital transport can make a huge difference.
16 Reculver RoadHerne Bay, CT6 6LEUnited Kingdom
March 3, 2023
- People Skills
- Relationship Building
- Verbal / Written Communication
- People 55+
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- 2 Hours per week or more, Flexible to Volunteers needs and wishes.