Macmillan @ Glasgow Libraries is a community based and volunteer led cancer information and support service. We provide this support in dedicated spaces in libraries throughout Glasgow.
We are currently recruiting for Macmillan Cancer Information & Support Volunteers
You do not need to have a great knowledge of cancer to become a volunteer or come from a caring background. What we are looking for is a willingness to listen to others and a warm personality. We provide two and a half days of core training which will help you in your role. In addition you will be supported by your Macmillan Information and Support Officer. We also provide an on-going learning programme throughout the year to support you in your role.
To date our volunteers have given a staggering 11,600 hours (Sept 2014) of their time to support people affected by cancer in their communities. Volunteers provide the programme with an average of 2.5 hours per week. In this time volunteers enable anyone affected by cancer to access emotional support; benefits and welfare rights advice, counselling and complementary therapies in libraries across the city. Without volunteers, our services would not exist. By donating a couple of hours of their time each week, our volunteers are ensuring that people affected by cancer in your local community get the right support, at the right time for them.
As a volunteer you will:
Provide help and support to people affected by cancer
Provide a friendly, listening ear and a warm welcome to the Macmillan services
Direct people to local and national services
Explain the resources and services available
Ensure the information displays are stocked up and up-to-date
For more info contact our Macmillan Volunteering Assistant on 0141 287 2924 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org