Staffordshire Cancer Advocacy and Support Project – Various Roles

The Staffordshire Cancer Advocacy and Support Project supplies independent advocacy for people 50+ who have been affected by cancer either as patient, family member, friend or carer. Most of their volunteering opportunities are on a flexible ad hoc basis and below you will find an overview of each role.

Volunteer Advocate – To enter into a partnership with those affected by cancer who require the support of an independent advocate to be enabled to speak up about their wishes, to be listened to and to access services they might require.

Promotions, Publicity & Marketing – To promote, publicise and market the projects through a variety of methods, helping to raise the profile of the charity. To attend events acting as a representative, aiming to increase referrals in or new volunteers.

Client Stories – To revisit clients that the project has helped and gain an understanding of how the experience helped to assist and enable them resolve their issues. To write this up in the form of a client story which can be used to promote the projects.

Digital and Social Media – Helping to promote the projects on social media, to help with increasing traffic to the Facebook and Twitter accounts and to digitally promote events that are taking place to support the projects.

Micro Volunteering – This is a home based role, doing adhoc research for advocates. The advocate will visit a client and may come away with a number of issues to help resolve, this may be looking for a gardener in the local area, or finding the best electricity tariff for a client and the aim of the role is for the volunteer to undertake this research.

If you require any further information or have any queries please get in touch with
Ruth Copley-Jones, Volunteer Co-ordinator, on ruth.copley-jones@bjf.org.uk or 01782 844036 

Staffordshire Cancer Advocacy and Support Project