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Helping Matters Volunteer Fife

As a practical and emotional support volunteer, you’ll be doing something amazing for people at a difficult time. You’ll be helping someone affected by cancer who will identify the support most useful to them, which may change over time. Activities could include: practical support such as helping with daily activities such as shopping, gardening and housework. As well as emotional support such as listening and talking, providing a supportive relationship to help reduce feelings of isolation, offer reassurance and increase confidence.

You need to be 18 years old or over to apply for this opportunity.


What we're looking for

  • Good listener, clear communicator and able to maintain confidentiality
  • Patient, flexible and reliable
  • Able to work independently with guidance and support
  • Able to recognise when to ask for support
  • Able to respect others’ differences and choices

What you can gain from this opportunity

  • Join an enthusiastic team of people who want to make a difference, like you
  • Have a rewarding experience making a difference to people affected by cancer
  • Receive an induction, on going training and volunteer support sessions
  • Use and develop your communication and people skills, enhancing your CV
  • Receive agreed out-of-pocket expenses reimbursed within our guidelines
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