Volunteers needed for centre

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The Macmillan cancer information and support centre at The James Cook University Hospital is appealing for volunteers.

Macmillan information and support centre James Cook

Macmillan information and support centre James Cook

Up to 20 new volunteers are needed to take on a number of roles including meeting and greeting centre users, providing advice, information and signposting to other local services, admin duties, supporting patients, carers and staff in clinical areas and offering a listening ear to anyone who needs it.

Ideally volunteers should be able to give at least three hours of their time a week. Appropriate training will be provided.

“Macmillan relies heavily on its volunteers to help run the service, providing support and information to patients, carers and staff,” said Julie Taylor, Macmillan cancer information manager.

“We are looking for sensitive, caring, polite and approachable people, who may have a variety of skills, with some personal knowledge of cancer preferred but not necessary.”

Anyone interested in volunteering can call Claire Moore, Macmillan cancer support worker on 01642 835674 for more information.