Peer Support - Coffee Morning Drop in Volunteer (Oldham)

Cancer Warriors is not just a place for those who are suffering with cancer but for those who have been affected by cancer. If you’ve been affected by cancer in any way, today or previously they are here for you. Charity Reg No.1165851 The Cancer Warriors centre offers: • A non-clinical, friendly environment to call into for a chat & brew for peer to peer support and advice. • Information leaflets provided by partner organisations, including Macmillan. • Bookable therapies and professional counselling.
Duration: Ongoing
When can volunteers volunteer? Weekly, Fortnightly, Monthly

This grid shows when you can volunteer for this organisation. E.G Monday morning.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Tasks the volunteer will be required to do:

Every 3rd Tuesday of the month, 10am-12pm Cancer Warriors host a drop in coffee morning at the Reclaimation Rooms in Uppermill, Oldham. Peer Support volunteers will be there to chat with anyone that comes along , over a brew and a piece of cake.

Cancer Warriors provide a safe and welcoming environment for people to come and chat. Peer Support Volunteers offer a friendly ear.
Peer support can:
help you to open up about what you are feeling and experiencing
introduce you to ideas and approaches that others have found helpful
reassure you that you're not alone in how you are feeling
help you to connect with others and give you a sense of belonging
encourage you to value your strengths
build your self-esteem and confidence
help you to feel more hopeful about the future.

Skill and Qualifications Required:

good listener

Areas of Interest: Community, Crisis Support, Families, Health and wellbeing, Mental Health
Opportunity suitable for: Indoor, Long term commitment, Older people, Outdoor, People seeking work, People with a visual impairment, People with restricted mobility, With friends
What activities will the volunteer do? Befriending, Care work, Mentoring, Providing advice, Support Work
Skills gained in this role: Counselling, Listening, Talking to others, Teamwork
Home based opportunity? No
DBS Check Required: No
Opportunity Accessibility: Step free access clearly signposted into the building, Accessible toilets

About the host organisation

Hosted by: Cancer Warriors UK
Organisation Profile: Working together to support people living with and beyond cancer, their families and support network. We offer Cancer Buddy Support (1-2-1 Peer Support), information and advice, therapies and group sessions. We offer monthly drop-in sessions in the form of coffee mornings at the Pavilion in Stamford Park and The Grafton Centre, Hyde. We do fundraising and events to raise funds and awareness of our services. We are currently working towards the role out of awareness road shows, testing sessions and home visit support for those families that require that extra mile.
Charity number: 1165851