Are you interested in becoming a volunteer?

People volunteer for lots of reasons. If you are interested in doing something positive for both yourself and your community, volunteering will help you to:

  • Improve your self confidence
  • Gain new skills and experiences
  • Benefit from training opportunities
  • Gain references for future employers
  • Improve your employment prospects
  • Make new friends 

What types of roles are available?

Volunteers play a vital role in helping us deliver a range of support to cancer survivors in Doncaster. We are always in need of a range of support, with roles that include:

  • Buddying – supporting patients to an appointment with our service
  • Outreach – helping us deliver our outreach sessions across the Borough
  • Home visits – Supporting our trained advisors to provide advice and support on home visits
  • Office based – helping to keep our service in order though administering case files and taking enquiries.

Which role is best for me?

When first embarking on volunteering, it is useful to think about:

  • WHY you want to do it? For instance, Is it to try out a certain type of work before you make career choices? Or is it to offer something back to the community?
  • WHAT you want to do? Is it to learn new skills? Is it to meet people?
  • WHERE you want to volunteer? Somewhere very local? Are you able to travel?
  • WHEN do you want to volunteer? What other commitments do you have? Is it something you want to do for a short time i.e. during the holidays? What time of the day is best for you? 

If you aren’t sure of what kind of role you would like to do, you may find it useful to talk to a member of our team to understand what kind of things the roles would entail, or how you think you could help.

How do I apply?

If you are interested in volunteering with us, please contact Nicky Parkin on 01302 802005 or email NParkin@meetingnewhorizons.co.uk. Alternatively you can download an application pack.

 

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