The Macmillan Information and Support Centre are looking for volunteers to join our dedicated, friendly team.
The Macmillan Information and Support Centre aims to provide comprehensive information and holistic support to anyone affected by cancer in a safe and welcoming environment.
In 2016 the Macmillan Centre reached 17543 people affected by cancer, providing information and support along with offering services to people such as complementary therapies, supportive listening, counselling and welfare benefits advice.
We are looking for volunteers in the following areas:
VOLUNTEER COUNSELLOR for people affected by cancer.
Being a Macmillan volunteer gives you the chance to have a positive impact on people’s lives and can be incredibly rewarding.
Andrea Lodge, Macmillan Centre Manager, states: “without our volunteers, the centre couldn’t exist – with their help we are able to support around 270 visitors each week, help people to cope with their diagnosis, and provide a non-clinical space within the hospital where people can take time out and access any support they need. Sometimes visitors want to be social and chat about the Great British Bake Off, other times they want to talk about really difficult situations and emotions they’re feeling. Our volunteers are there to welcome and guide them, whatever they might need.
If any of these roles appeal to you, you are aged 21 or above and you are able to regularly give up a few hours to help, we’d love to hear from you. Volunteers really are priceless and I’m sure that anyone who has visited our centre would agree.”
Before applying online for any of these roles, please contact Andrea Lodge, Macmillan Centre Manager on 023 8120 6503, email MacmillanCentre@uhs.nhs.uk or alternatively visit the Macmillan Centre at Southampton General Hospital, East Wing Courtyard, B Level to discuss the role.
Full induction and training will be given and volunteers are supported at all times by a member of staff. There is ongoing support and training for all volunteers.
The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.
Andrea Lodge, Macmillan Centre Manager on 023 8120 6503, email MacmillanCentre@uhs.nhs.uk