Interested in Volunteering Your Time?

If you feel you have regular time in your day to day life that you would like to spend volunteering at the Centre, we have a variety of roles that might interest you. They do not all require a weekly commitment and most not do require any specialist skills.

Browse through the role descriptions below or call the Centre (200 42392) for more information.

REGISTRATION

The first step towards volunteering is to complete a registration form and return it to the Centre, preferably by hand so we can meet you and introduce you to the Centre. Forms can also be emailed or posted to us and we will call you one received to arrange a visit to meet us.

Click HERE to download our registration form. For any queries, just call the Centre.

Of course, the registration form is simply the first step. We will arrange an initial meeting so you can come up and see the Centre and meet the team. This is an opportunity for us to get to know you and ensure we are suited to each other. It is also an opportunity to learn more about the different volunteering roles available and which you might feel most suited to. A CRB check will also need to be completed before the process goes any further. If you decide to continue to become a volunteer for Cancer Relief, and if we are happy to have you join the team, the next step will be training and education within the Centre to prepare you for your role and what you will encounter working as part of our team. At this stage you will also be required to sign a confidentiality form. We will also contact your two references at this point. If all the above goes smoothly you will officially be a Cancer Relief volunteer! We hope you will find your time with us as rewarding as we do.

What to expect from us

  • Recognise the value of your time & utilise it effectively
  • Provide a clear explanation of the purpose & key elements of each specific volunteer role
  • Offer relevant support, training, supervision & equal opportunities
  • Ensure your health, safety & welfare & provide insurance cover as deemed appropriate
  • Match your skills & experiences with the right role for you wherever possible
  • Provide information about the charity’s research work, policies & procedures
  • Respect & listen to your motivations & aspirations
  • Try to resolve any concerns fairly & reasonably
  • Reimburse any agreed out of pocket expenses incurred
  • To support personal developments & involve you in the development of centre services
  • Celebrate success & recognise loyalty & dedication

What we expect from you

  • To accept & follow the philosophy & vision statement of the charity
  • Aim for high standards of efficiency, reliability & quality in your volunteering
  • Work in partnership with other volunteers staff & the general public
  • Support & respect the charity policies, guidelines & management decisions, including all aspects of equal opportunities, health & safety, data protection and use of the charity brand
  • To fulfil the role description of your agreed volunteering role
  • Act responsibly & within the law
  • To communicate any problems to your supervisor or line manager so we can find a solution together
  • Contribute towards a positive & friendly team atmosphere
  • To operate within the authority given to you & to observe boundaries

ROLES

Day support – To assist the Cancer Relief Centre staff to provide clients with a comfortable, enjoyable and stimulating day

Requirements:

  • A pleasant and caring personality.
  • A good understanding of the need for confidentiality.
  • Ability to deal sensitively with clients and visitors and to have awareness of their individual needs
  • The ability to work in a team
  • Punctual and Reliable
  • Committed to the work of the charity and their role as a volunteer

Main tasks:

  • Assist with preparation of room prior to clients’ arrival, i.e. arranging seating, preparing materials for activities.
  • To welcome clients on arrival.
  • Encourage clients with individual / group activities as required.
  • Pay particular attention to any new clients, or those who find it difficult to socialise and equally respect clients’ need for “quiet time” and privacy.
  • Help prepare tea/coffee trolley, make tea/coffee for patients’, clear up and wash up after drinks and meals.
  • Lay dining tables for lunch and to serve lunches.
  • Clear away materials used for day’s activity sessions.
  • Assist clients with coats and link with correct driver.
  • Adhere to confidentiality policy
  • Feedback any information and observations concerning clients wellbeing to a staff member.
  • Liaise directly with the Centre Nurse regarding any problems, or perceived improvements that would be of benefit to clients or carers.

Gardener – To help maintain the garden / patio and surrounding areas for the enjoyment of those using the centre.

Requirements:

  • A pleasant and caring personality.
  • A good understanding of the need for confidentiality.
  • Ability to deal sensitively with clients and visitors and to have awareness of their individual needs
  • The ability to work in a team
  • Punctual and reliable
  • Committed to the work of the charity and their role as a volunteer
  • An interest in plants and their maintenance
  • Previous experience of caring for outdoor plants

Main tasks:

  • Planting of beds and containers.
  • Watering and maintaining the gardens
  • Weeding and pruning, and disposal of refuse
  • Clearing away garden debris and refuse from the driveway and patio areas
  • Other tasks depending on season, e.g. cutting flowers for decoration
  • Maintain garden tools and equipment in good working order
  • Adhere to confidentiality policy

Fundraiser –To support the charity by developing relationships with local retailers and businesses; placing, monitoring and emptying giving boxes; organising money-raising events.

Requirements:

  • A pleasant, friendly and outgoing personality.
  • Good listening skills
  • A good understanding of the need for confidentiality.
  • The ability to work in a team
  • Punctual and reliable
  • Committed to the work of the charity and their role as a volunteer

Main tasks:

  • To identify, plan and carry out fund raising activities following discussion with Centre Manager.
  • To take part in annual flag day
  • To take part in other fundraising activities as required
  • To place collecting boxes in suitable locations
  • Give a receipt and thank you note each time a box is emptied
  • To report any stolen boxes to the Centre Nurse
  • Adhere to confidentiality policy Requirements

Driver –To provide door-to-door transport in your own car within Gibraltar for clients attending the Cancer Relief Centre, 5 South Barrack Road, Gibraltar as arranged by the Centre Nurse

Requirements:

  • A pleasant and caring personality.
  • Be fit to drive at all times
  • An understanding of safety issues
  • A good understanding of the need for confidentiality.
  • The ability to deal sensitively with clients and visitors and to have awareness of their individual needs
  • The ability to work in a team
  • Punctual and reliable
  • Committed to the work of the charity and their role as a volunteer

Main tasks:

  • To collect clients and drive them to/from their destination, usually between 9am and 5pm on weekdays on days and times pre-arranged with the Centre Nurse.
  • To ensure the client wears a seat belt
  • To assist clients to get in/out of your car when required
  • Keep accurate records of journeys undertaken, including name of client, and the start and finish time of journey
  • Inform the Centre Nurse immediately of any changes to your health or changes that affect your driving licence, insurance or ability to drive.
  • Ensure that your car is correctly taxed, insured, is roadworthy and has a valid MOT certificate at all times
  • Be self-motivated and sensitive to the needs and wishes of your clients and colleagues
  • Notify the Centre Nurse as soon as possible of any incidents or accidents affecting patient safety.
  • Notify the Centre Nurse immediately of any concerns or worries you may have about the wellbeing of the patient
  • Adhere to confidentiality policy

 Befriender – To provide help, support and companionship for clients and carers whilst the client is at home.

Requirements:

  • A pleasant and caring personality.
  • A good understanding of the need for confidentiality.
  • Ability to deal sensitively with clients and visitors and to have awareness of their individual needs
  • The ability to work in a team
  • Punctual and Reliable
  • Committed to the work of the charity and their role as a volunteer

Main tasks:

  • The tasks to be undertaken would be chosen from the following list following assessment by the Cancer Relief nurse, and negotiation between the client, volunteer and the Cancer Relief and Centre nurses but could include:
  • Visit client and provide companionship ( e.g. reading, letter writing, helping with hobbies);
  • Help with preparation of meals that can be kept in the fridge or freezer;
  • Help with serving and clearing up of light meals (e.g. making sandwiches, heating ready meals and soups)
  • Talking with and listening to clients;
  • Provide respite for carers (e.g., enabling them to attend dental or hairdressing appointments, undertake errands)
  • Provide assistance with local shopping and/or internet/telephone shopping
  • Undertake errands e.g. collection of prescriptions and/or medical products from the hospital
  • Provide transport and escorting patient to medical appointments in Gibraltar;
  • Help with light housework
  • Adhere to confidentiality policy

Pamper -To share skin care or make up expertise with an individual, or small group, to increase self-esteem and self-confidence.

Requirements:

  • A pleasant and caring personality.
  • A good understanding of the need for confidentiality.
  • Ability to deal sensitively with clients and visitors and to have awareness of their individual needs
  • The ability to work in a team
  • Punctual and reliable
  • Committed to the work of the charity and their role as a volunteer
  • Experience as a qualified beautician for one year

Main Tasks

  • Set up room on pre-arranged dates
  • Welcome each individual and facilitate group introductions before session starts
  • Conduct workshop in accordance with the Look Good Feel Better 12 step programme
  • Clear away supplies and tidy room
  • Document patient attendance and any items given, and share this with the centre nurse
  • Provide information on other services available from the Cancer Relief Centre
  • Feedback any worries or concerns regarding clients’ wellbeing to the centre nurse (who will pass all relevant information to the referring health professional)
  • Maintain stock levels of items needed for patient goodie bags
  • Adhere to confidentiality policy