Befrienders

Do you enjoy listening and chatting to others?

Would you like to be part of our Befriending team offering support to people and families living with cancer at our local Cancer Support Centre?

Volunteer Befrienders are special people who offer practical and emotional support to adults, teenagers and children at all stages of their cancer journey.

They listen without judging and are able to maintain client confidentiality.

Our Cancer Support Centres offer a safe and supportive place where people living with cancer can access local non-clinical support including; counselling, complementary therapy, advice, information and support from trained Befrienders.

People visiting the Centre will either have direct experience of cancer, be bereaved, or have someone close to them who has cancer.

All volunteers receive training in listening and responding skills and receive ongoing support and supervision.

You can volunteer for one morning or afternoon a week, or give more time if you’re able to.

Skills

Volunteer Befrienders are special people who offer practical and emotional support to adults, teenagers and children at all stages of their cancer journey.

They listen without judging and are able to maintain client confidentiality.


Details

  • Diversity and equal opportunities policy
  • Accessibility
  • Age restrictions
    O\'18
  • Child Protection
  • Complaints Policy
  • Confidentially Policy
  • DBS check required
  • Ex Offenders
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Suitable for Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • Suitable for Supported Volunteering
  • Suitable for Under 16's
  • Suitable for Under 18's
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Vulnerable Adults Policy
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

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Morning No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Afternoon No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Evening No No No No No No No

Location

19/21 Lugley Street
Newport
Isle of Wight
PO30 5HD


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