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  • Moving Forward Volunteer
    with Breast Cancer Care (Fife)

    Volunteer Opportunity No. VO68130 - Created/last updated: 04/08/2020


    About this opportunity:Have you had a personal diagnosis of breast cancer?
    Are you a good listener?
    Do you want to use your personal experience to help others in your local area?
    If you answered yes to the questions above this might just be perfect for you.
    Breast Cancer Care Scotland are looking for volunteers with the empathy and skills to support people as they move on following diagnosis and treatment for breast cancer. We understand that a person's need for support doesn't end when treatment finishes. Our Moving Forward services and information are for anyone living with and beyond breast cancer, helping them approach life after treatment with increased confidence. The services that make up Breast Cancer Care's Moving Forward package are therefore aimed at people who have finished, or are about to finish, their initial hospital-based treatment.

    Takes place:
    Minimum age:18
    Maximum age:no upper age limit has been specified
    Training provided:Each successful applicant will be invited to attend the Breast cancer Care volunteer induction day and 1 day Moving Forward volunteer training. They will then be invited to shadow a 4 week programme before taking on the role themselves.
    Out of pocket expenses paid?
    Yes - All relevant volunteer expenses are paid as agreed with staff and policy. Mileage paid at 45p per mile.

    Experience required:To become a Moving Forward volunteer you need to have had a personal diagnosis of primary breast cancer (and be at least one year post-diagnosis). You will need to be a confident and skilled communicator. We are looking for volunteers who are good listeners and are both non-judgemental and non-directive. We also need people who understand the importance of confidentiality. Knowledge of local breast cancer support networks could also be of added benefit to the participants at the events.

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    No restrictions were specified.

    Application process:Application Form; Induction/Training; Informal Chat; Interview; References

    Taster available?No, not for this opportunity.

    Travel DetailsOur Moving Forward Courses take place at the Lochgelly Centre, Bank Street, Lochgelly, KY5 9RD.

    Saltire AwardThis opportunity is compatible with the Saltire Awards for volunteers aged 12-25.

    What Now?

    To enquire/register an interest in this opportunity call us (FVA) on 0800 389 6046, e-mail us, or fill out this form:

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