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    April 30, 2018

    We could not keep on helping people without the invaluable efforts of our volunteers, supporters and friends. Every person like YOU who gets involved makes a real difference to Cavendish and people living with cancer. We’re currently looking for caring and warm individuals to join our volunteer reception team at Cavendish, see below for details;

    Nature of the role: our reception support volunteers are absolutely vital to making sure that the Cavendish Centre continues to be a warm and welcoming place. They help to welcome visitors, including people using our services. This includes some administration at the centre, including filing, updating records and making phone calls.

    We need people to help us out when our existing volunteers are on holiday or off sick, as well as to help out our therapy team with letter writing and record updating.

    Suitable for: This role is suitable for anyone who is caring and empathetic and happy to deal with a wide range of people, with reasonable computer skills. You will need to be a good listener and understand the importance of patient confidentiality, and be comfortable talking to people over the phone.

    Time required: we are looking for someone to work with us one afternoon or morning a week, this is very flexible so could be more or less ,depending on what our team need and what time you have available.

    If you would like to get to know more or talk about other ways you could get involved , please get in touch with Hilary our volunteering lead h.nugent@cavcare.org.uk or tel TEL: 0114 278 4600 ext 302

    Carol’s Story: 

    Carol has volunteered at Cavendish for 11 years. She supports our reception team by welcoming clients, making cups of tea and coffee, and supporting with admin work.

    “I first started my time at Cavendish eleven years ago, and whilst it may seem so long ago, I can safely say I’ve loved every minute of it. I get such a great deal of self-satisfaction and happiness from helping others who need care, and I take that rewarding feeling home with me every night.

    What started as simply something to get me out of the house quickly turned into something I very much love, and have a great passion for. My days are filled with meeting new people from all walks of life, not only from working on the reception in our centre, but also as part of the fundraising team. Being part of the fundraising team is so rewarding as it means I can go out and about within our local community, meeting people whose lives have been affected by cancer.

    Being a volunteer is great, I have the privilege of waking up in a morning and looking forward to my day knowing that in some way I am helping someone who has been affected by cancer; it makes it all worthwhile.

    I would personally urge anyone to help volunteer in any way possible, please don’t hesitate. If you’re at home and you have a few hours spare, why not consider volunteering, it’s a great way to spend your time knowing that you’re dedicated help has made someone’s life just a little bit brighter.”

    You can read more volunteer stories here.