Macmillan Community Buddy [20522]

The skills you need Good listener and clear communicator Patient, flexible and reliable Ability to respect others’ differences and choices Ability to demonstrate empathy and understanding while maintaining boundaries Ability to recognise when to ask for support

Why we want you
Bring your listening and communication skills to support people living with
cancer to feel less isolated and lonely and to help with practical tasks that they
are temporarily having trouble with. By joining us you’ll be doing something
amazing for people, so they can continue to feel connected to the world outside
and helping them find their best way through. Together, we can be right there
for people with cancer.
What you will be doing
Providing face-to-face support in the community or in people’s homes to
alleviate loneliness and help with simple practical tasks
Adopting a non-judgemental and supportive approach to understand the
needs and concerns of people living with cancer
Supporting 1-3 people living with cancer every week for up to 12 visits
Completing post call ‘records of activity’ reports and using all required
Joining group catch up calls every 4-6 weeks to get key updates and/or
share good practice
Volunteering within agreed hours and following all best practice guidelines
Signposting to additional support if required and raising any further
concerns with the Macmillan team

What’s in it for you
Meet new people as part of a friendly team that makes a difference
Use and develop your communication and people skills
Have a rewarding experience making a difference to people living with
cancer who are especially isolated
Receive an induction, relevant training, the support you need to carry out
your role, and agreed out-of-pocket expenses (reimbursed within our