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Cancer Council Information Service Volunteer – Greater Western Sydney

  • Location: Bankstown NSW
  • Commitment: Regular - more than 6 months
  • Category: Health
  • Type of work
    • Companionship & Social Support

• Are you passionate about giving back to the community? • Do you enjoy talking to people?

Cancer Council NSW is a community funded, community focused cancer charity dedicated to working towards a cancer-free future. There are things that we can all do every day to help make this happen.

Outline of the role: The role of the Cancer Council Information Service (CCIS) volunteer is to direct cancer patients, carers and their families to appropriate cancer information and services. While not providing counselling or medical advice, as a volunteer you will discuss patients, carers and families’ situation and guide them to relevant information and services. Last financial year Information Service volunteers connected with 32,995 people affected by cancer across NSW. With your support, we hope to be able to help more people.

The Greater Wester Sydney region is currently seeking dynamic and enthusiastic volunteers to fill a number of CCIS volunteer roles in the following locations: • Liverpool • Blacktown • Nepean • Bankstown • Westmead

Full training is provided as part of this volunteer role.

Our ideal volunteer will have: • Have excellent communication and listening skills • Have a flexible approach to helping others and a non-judgemental attitude • Be knowledgeable of or have a willingness to learn about cancer support services available in the community • Have a demonstrated understanding of confidentiality • Be willing to complete a National Police Check (cost covered by Cancer Council NSW) • Be willing to participate in training on September 6 and subsequently as required • Be willing to undergo vaccinations for specific conditions, as per Department of Health policy • Commitment to the cancer cause and the mission of Cancer Council NSW

Benefits of the role for the volunteer: • The opportunity to learn more about what services Cancer Council NSW provides in the local community • Utilise your communication skills and have a direct impact on helping those with cancer and their families • Volunteer within a flexible role, to fit around your other commitments • Meet fantastic staff and volunteers, all dedicated to our vision for a cancer-free future • Access to our benefits, including a 15% discount at our retail stores across NSW, exclusive health insurance benefits, and much more. See our website, under volunteering, for more information.

How to apply: Why wait! Apply online by going to our WEBSITE and submit your cover letter and resume! Please specify your preferred location in your cover letter.

Applications close Sunday 1 September, 2019.

For further information regarding this role, please contact Natalia Atcha, Community Programs Coordinator on 02 9354 2009.

Cancer Council NSW is committed to promoting diversity in the workplace. Applications from people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are encouraged and welcomed.