Volunteers are at the heart of Macmillan in Lanarkshire. People affected by cancer often feel isolated, alone and, crucially, unable to access the right information and support at the right time. By volunteering with Macmillan in Lanarkshire you’ll help make sure no-one in Lanarkshire faces cancer alone.
Macmillan Cancer Support is working in partnership with CultureNL Ltd, South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture and North Lanarkshire Leisure to develop a network of cancer support services across libraries, leisure and communities in Lanarkshire. We provide local access to quality information and emotional support at our drop-in services in libraries and low-intensity exercise such as gardening, walks, gentle movement classes and circuit based classes with Move More North Lanarkshire as we know the importance of remaining physically active during and post treatment.
We need volunteers who are warm, supportive and non-judgemental, with great communication skills and a willingness to learn – no previous experience is required. We have a range of volunteering roles available:
Cancer Information and Support Services Volunteer – offering a listening ear to people affected by cancer and helping them to access other services such as financial advice, physical activity or access to transport for appointments.
Gentle Movement Volunteer – leading Gentle Movement classes for people affected by cancer. Gentle Movement is based on Chi Gung, an ancient Chinese practice aligning breathing, physical activity, mental and spiritual awareness.
Move More Motivator – meeting and greeting participants, providing a warm welcome and supporting them according to their needs.
Gardening Volunteer – providing a warm welcome to our gardening group and supporting them to undertake their chosen gardening activities.
We’re looking for volunteers who can give around three hours per week. In return you’ll get full training, ongoing support and development and gain valuable skills and experience. Most importantly you’ll make a real difference to your community.
Volunteer with us and help people affected by cancer to find their best way through and live life as fully as they can.
Volunteers are at the heart of all the Macmillan in Lanarkshire activities. Apply today.