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Macmillan Information and Support Service at Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Trust

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  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Macmillan Information & Support Service Volunteer

We are the Macmillan Information and Support Service based on the Greenlea Oncology Unit at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary and at the Jayne Garforth Macmillan Unit at Calderdale Royal Hospital. We have a member of staff in each of the centres and a team of dedicated volunteers. We’re here to help everyone with cancer live life as fully as they can, providing practical, financial and emotional support. So whatever cancer throws your way, we’re right there with you. We can be a listening ear when patients and carers need someone to talk to. We can help with money worries – referring people for benefits advice and grants, as well as Blue Badges, home adaptations and other services such as psychology, counselling and work support. We have lots of information about cancer treatment and managing side effects and can direct and refer people to support groups and services who could help.


Opportunities Overview
  • Volunteer Role Title
    Macmillan Information & Support Service Volunteer
  • About the Volunteer Role
    We value our dedicated team of Macmillan volunteers who help in different ways such as listening to patients and carers, signposting onto support and helping run support groups. The role may include IT and data tasks, helping with Health and Wellbeing Events and manning the Macmillan Information Pod at the entrance to HRII. You may also have the opportunity to attend outreach events to promote the service, organise cancer awareness displays and help with stock ordering and monitoring and our new befriending service. We also have a team of Headstrong volunteers who see patients and support them with hair loss and head scarves/hats etc. We are currently looking for empathetic people with good listening and communication skills to join our team - either as part of the Macmillan Information team or Headstrong team, or both. Some experience of cancer may be useful but is not essential. Various roles are available which are flexible and suited to your interest or availability. Training and support will be given. This post involves registering as a volunteer with Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Trust so a formal application processed and DBS check will be needed.
  • Role
  • Type Of Regular
  • Suitable for under 18's
  • Type of role
    Befriending/Support/Care, Event, Various roles supporting cancer patients and families, including seeing patients as part of the Headstrong Hair Loss service.
  • Special Requirements
    Application form required, References required, Requires a DBS
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