Interested in Volunteering Your Time?

COVID 19Under the current situation, we are not actively recruiting volunteers to start immediately but if you are interested in volunteering once restrictions are lifted, we would love to hear from you! Feel free to send in your registration forms and we will be in contact with you as soon as possible. Thank you for your interest in the charity!

Have you ever considered volunteering for a local charity? Worried it may take up too much of your time or require skills you may not yet have?  At Cancer Relief we are always looking for anyone willing to help the charity through volunteering.

What will I be doing?
We have a wide variety of roles that help to keep us thriving and supporting those affected by cancer. Most do not require a specialist skill and offer flexibility through different levels of commitment. Roles can vary from gardening to driving to fundraising, there is something to suit almost everyone!

How much time will I be required to commit?
The amount of time you volunteer can range from a couple of hours a day, a couple of regular hours a week or simply one day a month of your time.  The only thing we ask, is for a minimum commitment of 6 hours a month, for a period of at least six months. These hours can then be spread throughout the month in a way that suits you and your lifestyle.

What benefits are there to volunteering?
We hope you will find volunteering to be an enjoyable and rewarding experience. We offer the opportunity to meet new people, learn new skills through our training schemes, and, of course, many volunteers find giving back a fulfilling way to spend their spare time. Your time is very valuable to us and we hope choosing to volunteer will have a positive impact, not only on the lives of people affected by cancer but on yours too.

Interested?
The first step towards volunteering is to complete a registration form and return it to the Centre.
Click HERE to download our registration form. For any queries, or for more information on the volunteering roles available, just call the Centre on 20042392 or email info@cancerrelief.gi.

What to expect from us

  • Recognise the value of your time & utilise it effectively.
  • Provide a clear explanation of volunteer roles.
  • Offer relevant support, training, supervision & equal opportunities
  • Ensure your health, safety & welfare. Respect your motivations, limitations & concerns.
  • Support personal developments, celebrate success & recognise loyalty & dedication.

What we expect from our volunteers

  • Embrace the philosophy & vision statement of the charity.
  • Aim for high standards in your volunteering.
  • Work closely with other volunteers & staff & contribute towards a positive, friendly team atmosphere.
  • Support & respect the charity policies & guidelines.
  • Fulfil your agreed volunteering role & operate within the authority given to you

ROLES

Day support

Helping Cancer Relief staff provide patients and families with a comfortable and enjoyable day at the Centre.

Requirements:

  • A good listener who enjoys engaging with people in a social atmosphere
  • Ability to deal sensitively with patients and visitors and to have awareness of their individual needs.
  • Enjoy working as part of a team. Punctual and reliable.
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Gardener

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

Requirements:

  • An interest and basic understanding in gardening and general horticulture.
  • A good understanding of your role and the need for confidentiality whilst at the Centre
  • Punctual and reliable. Ability to liaise with Centre staff regarding works required.
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Driver 

To provide door-to-door transport in the Centre vans or your own car within Gibraltar for service users attending the Cancer Relief Centre.

Requirements:

  • Be fit to drive, with a clean valid driving licence and good understanding of general safety issues and road awareness.
  • A good listener who enjoys engaging with people in a social atmosphere, whilst adhering to requirements for confidentiality.
  • The ability to deal sensitively with individuals, maintaining awareness of their needs.
  • The ability to work in a team and/or lone worker.
  • Punctual and reliable.
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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.
  • Confident in engaging with individuals and businesses alike.
  • Good organisational skills with a good understanding of confidentiality requirements.
  • Enthusiastic and self-motivated.
  • Able to work alone as well as in a team.
  • Punctual, reliable and trustworthy.
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Complementary Therapist

The provision of a professional complementary therapy service to service users.

Requirements:

  • A recognised, professional qualification in their chosen therapy and at least one year’s active experience and practice.
  • Evidence of suitable and current professional indemnity covering their area of practice.
  • A pleasant, caring personality and good listener, adhering to requirements for confidentiality.
  • Enthusiastic and self-motivated. Able to work independently or in a team.
  • A good understanding and awareness of infection control standards.
  • The ability to deal sensitively with individuals, maintaining awareness of their needs.
  • Punctual, reliable and trustworthy.
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Pamper 

The provision of a professional pampering service to service users.

Requirements:

  • A recognised, professional qualification in their chosen therapy and at least one year’s active experience and practice.
  • A pleasant, caring personality and good listener, adhering to requirements for confidentiality.
  • Enthusiastic and self-motivated & Able to work independently or in a team.
  • A good understanding and awareness of infection control standards.
  • Ability to deal sensitively with service users and visitors and to have awareness of their individual needs.
  • Punctual, reliable and trustworthy.
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HeadSmart Hairdresser

A HeadSmart service for people who experience hair loss due to treatment for cancer.

Requirements:

  • Qualified and skilled in hairdressing.
  • A pleasant caring personality and good listener, adhering to requirements for confidentiality.
  • Enthusiastic and self-motivated. Able to work independently or in a team.
  • Ability to deal sensitively with patients and visitors and to have awareness of their individual needs.
  • The ability to work in a team & be punctual, reliable and trustworthy.

Desirable:

  • Specifically trained and qualified in wig fitting and hair loss care from HeadStrong, My New Hair or equivalent.
  • Previous experience of working with hair loss and/or synthetic wigs.
  • An understanding of a cancer treatment/palliative care/hospice environment.
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DIY/Handy Skills Support

To provide general DIY and facilities service maintenance for the upkeep and repair of the Centre building, surrounding grounds, non-specialised equipment, furniture, fittings, and vehicles.

Requirements

  • General skills, ability and basic technical knowledge and interest in DIY.
  • Organised, with good attention to detail and apt in problem solving.
  • A pleasant, outgoing approachable personality, with good communication skills, adhering to requirements for confidentiality.
  • An awareness and ability to deal sensitively with service users they may interact with.
  • Enthusiastic and self-motivated. Able to work independently or in a team.
  • Punctual, reliable and trustworthy.
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