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Peer Support Volunteers_BRISBANE

  • Location: Fortitude Valley QLD
  • Commitment: Regular - more than 6 months
  • Category: Health
  • Time Required

    Time requirements are flexible depending on the availability of the volunteer and the needs at the treatment facilities

  • Type of work
    • Companionship & Social Support
  • Training

    Successfully complete CCQ Peer Support Induction Training and one session of CCQ Cancer Support Refresher Training annually thereafter

  • Requirements
    • National Police Certificate *

    This role requires volunteers to complete a Crim Check application. All costs related to Crim Check applications will be covered by the Cancer Council QLD.

    * May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.

We currently have a number of volunteer positions available for Peer Support Volunteers in Brisbane.  Our Peer Support Volunteers visit selected treatment facilities to provide peer support to patients and family members affected by cancer.

You will have had your own personal experience with cancer, either as a patient or carer, and be able to draw upon your strong sense of empathy to provide a listening ear, emotional support and the ability to link people to CCQ information and support services.

People who have had personal experience with cancer are encouraged to apply. Some roles will be specifically for people who have personal experience of specific cancers.

Volunteers for these roles will need to complete a CCQ Peer Support Volunteer Induction Training and be willing to have relevant vaccinations. The start date for this role is September after successfully completing the required training.